Big Free Concerts

For the second year in a row, the Ohio State Fair is adding big-name artists to the roster of talented musicians performing throughout the grounds. Traditionally featuring Ohio-born musicians and up-and-coming performers from around the country, the Fair has added nationally-recognized groups including Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers, Confederate Railroad, Parrots of the Caribbean and Casee Allen to its line-up of free entertainment for 2019. Tickets will not be required to attend the four “big free concerts,” which are included with Fair admission.

Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers | July 25 at 4:30 p.m. NEW!
National Resources Park amphitheater
Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers, Grand Ole Opry regulars, will head to Mullins’ home state for a special performance under the shade in the Natural Resources Park amphitheater. The banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and vocals combine to create an energetic mix of authentic bluegrass and gospel music.

Confederate Railroad | July 25 at 8:30 p.m. NEW!
Main Street Stage
As the former backup band for both David Allen Coe and Johnny Paycheck, Confederate Railroad has chart-topping hits including “Jesus and Mama” and “Queen of Memphis.” From rowdy country to raw emotion, the Fair’s Confederate Railroad concert will have people rocking and singing along.

Parrots of the Caribbean | July 27 at 8 p.m. NEW!
Main Street Stage
The excitement, energy and musicianship of the Parrots of the Caribbean are representative of their couple centuries of combined performing experience. Made up of five musicians, this group performs a variety of original tunes, Zydeco, Rock Country, blues and buffet tunes.

Casee Allen | Aug. 1 at 8:30 p.m. NEW!
Main Street Stage
Coshocton, Ohio Native, Casee Allen has a family history rooted deep in music and is known for his uniquely edgy, country-infused sound. Now living in Nashville, he has captivated audiences across the country with his performances alongside Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Neal McCoy and more.

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