We aren't too far away from summer, and that means one thing...summer fair season! One of the cool things about fairs isn't the food or the rides, it's the entertainment.

According to KWQC, the line-up for this years Illinois State fair was just announced and its a loaded with popular music acts for everyone.

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The fair runs August 9th - 19th in Springfield. Fairgrounds are open from 7am until midnight everyday.

The entertainment line up includes:

Friday, Aug. 10: Boy George and Culture Club with Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey
Saturday, Aug. 11: Halestorm & Mastodon
Sunday, Aug. 12: Foreginer with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Monday, Aug. 13: Dueling Pieanos International (free concert)
Wednesday, Aug. 15: 311 & The Offspring with Gym Class Heroes
Friday, Aug. 17: Brett Eldredge
Saturday, Aug. 18: Flo Rida & Ludacris with Childish Major
Sunday, Aug. 19: Brantley Gilbert

That only leaves August 14th and 16th to fill.

For more on the fair and tickets, go here.