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The Great Minnesota Get-Together has just announced its first act for 2022 and it's one of the biggest names in country music.

After taking a year in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Minnesota State Fair was back in 2021, though attendance was about half of a normal year. Well, 2022 is already looking to be incredible, because the State Fair just announced that Zac Brown Band: Out In The Middle Tour with special guest Robert Randolph Band is the first show confirmed for the 2022 Grandstand Concert Series.

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The State Fair made that announcement Tuesday morning (Feb 8th) and said that tickets to see Zac Brown Band at the Fair this year would go on sale Friday morning (Feb 11th).

According to a news release from the State Fair, tickets go on sale Friday morning, February 11th. Here is more information on tickets:

Zac Brown Band: Out In The Middle Tour
with special guest Robert Randolph Band

7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2nd, 2022.
Tickets: $75, $96, $106 and $194 for VIP Golden Circle tickets (all reserved seating)
On sale: 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11
Tickets are available through Etix at etix.com or by calling 800-514-3849. For additional State Fair ticket information, call 651-288-4427. Please note that the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office will not be open for in-person sales. Currently, tickets will be sold online and by phone only.


Of course, Zac Brown Band also made a stop here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes LAST summer, playing a date at Twin Cities Summer Jam at Canterbury Park.  And last year, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, and Kevin Costner and American West all played the Minnesota State Fair, so I'm hoping even MORE country acts will be announced in the coming weeks!

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