Monday, July 26, 2010

Rock Band Heart Added To Nebraska State Fair Lineup

The 2010 Nebraska State Fair made one of its last entertainment series announcements Friday, with the classic rock band, Heart, being added to the concert schedule.

The Heart concert will be at 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Heartland Events Center.

Ann and Nancy Wilson, some of the first women to rock out on electric guitars, are promoting their band's new album, "Red Velvet Car," which will officially be released on Aug. 31.

Heart's new album includes 15 classic Heart songs, including "Barracuda" and "Crazy On You," along with five new songs, including "Red Velvet."

Chelsey Jungck, special events coordinator for the Nebraska State Fair, said State Fair staff are excited to see a band with such high energy coming to the fair.

With their first album released in 1975, and many since then, Jungck also said she thinks the concert will appeal to generations of people.

"We're just excited," Jungck said. "They're a large, national group and they have a really strong fan base. There is a wide age demographic they appeal to."

The concert will cost $15 in addition to gate admission. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday. They will be available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and

State Fair gate admission tickets can be purchased in advance beginning Monday. Tickets are $6 and available at all Bosselman's Pump & Pantry locations, and Hy-Vee stores in Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island. They can also be purchased at the Fonner Park Ticket Office.

There will be one final entertainment series announcement in the near future, Jungck said -- a Latin band to complement the Latino Festival at the fair, also on Aug. 29.

"All of these bands are big," Jungck said. "But we know people will be excited about Heart."