Bret Michaels and Aaron Watson are ready to headline East Texas State Fair

The 104th East Texas State Fair is happening from September 20-29, 2019 they’ve just announced their lineup of concerts!

In addition to the Community Stage with free nightly concerts, this year the Fair has created a an all-new venue, promising an extraordinary concert experience. The new venue, dubbed the Stonewater Roofing Stage, will host two mega-concerts which will require a special ticket for entry. Fair organizers say these will be the largest two concerts in East Texas State Fair history.

The first concert on the Stonewater Roofing Stage will feature none other than Texas country music superstar Aaron Watson, along with special guest Chris Colston on Saturday, September 21st.

Watson was the first independent artist to have an album debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and since has continued to disrupt the industry with hit singles such as “Kiss That Girl Goodbye”, “Outta Style”, “July in Cheyenne”, and many more.

The following Saturday, September 28th, will feature legendary rock icon Bret Michaels, performing hits such as “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “Nothin’ But a Good Time” and many more.

Michaels first rose to fame as the front-man of Poison, and has since only grown in popularity as a musician, reality television star, and active philanthropist. Michaels will be joined by special guest Ashmore.

“The idea for the Stonewater Roofing Stage was conceived from an overall goal to create more immersive experiences for Fairgoers. This new venue will differ from other live concerts by allowing the concert goer to feel more connected to the artist by enhancing the experience through special effects, video, and a very unique atmosphere. It may even snow during this concert.” said John Sykes, President of The Park of East Texas.

Tickets to Aaron Watson and Bret Michaels are $30 (including Fair admission). Tickets will go on sale July 1st at 10:00 am online only. The Fair advises that there are a limited number of tickets available and they are expected to sell out quickly. Tickets will not be available at the gate.


The Stonewater Roofing Stage will also be the home of the highly anticipated La Invasora Conjunto Fest on the last Sunday of the Fair, September 29th.

This year’s Conjunto Fest will feature popular norteño band La Fiera de Ojinaga along with many other Mexican Regional/Tejano bands.

In addition to The Stonewater Roofing Stage, there will be free nightly concerts on the Community Stage located in The Summit, an upbeat club atmosphere with drinks, dining, and live entertainment.

Here’s the entire music lineup:

Stonewater Roofing Stage:

Aaron Watson with Chris Colston; Saturday 9/21, 8:00 p.m. *
Bret Michaels with Ashmore; Saturday 9/28, 8:00 p.m. *
La Invasora Conjunto Fest featuring La Fiera de Ojinaga; Sunday 9/29, 4:00 p.m.

Community Stage:

Mike & The Moonpies; Friday 9/20, 9:00 p.m.
Sabrina Toole; Saturday 9/21, 9:00 p.m.
The Tuxedo Cats; Sunday 9/22, 9:00 p.m.
The Bluez Boyz; Monday 9/23, 9:00 p.m.
Tyler Junior College Jazz Ensemble; Tuesday 9/24, 9:00 p.m.
Amy Holden; Wednesday 9/25, 9:00 p.m.
UT Tyler Jazz Ensemble; Thursday 9/26, 9:00 p.m.
Holly Tucker; Friday 9/27, 9:00 p.m.
Billie Jo; Saturday 9/28, 9:00 p.m.
David Beck’s Tejano Weekend; Sunday 9/29, performing three shows at 3:30 p.m. , 5:00 p.m. , and 6:30 p.m. .
Rock Bottom Boys; 9/20 through 9/28 at 12:15 p.m. , 5:00 p.m. , and 6:30 p.m.
Duelly Noted; 9/20 through 9/28 at 1:00 p.m. , 5:45 p.m. , and 7:15 p.m.

The 104th annual East Texas State Fair takes place September 20 – 29, 2019 at the historic Fairgrounds in Tyler. For more information, or to buy tickets, click here.

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