Famous “Voice” Coach Has Already Set MN State Fair Record
The Great Minnesota Get-Back-Together opens for the first time in two years on Thursday, August 26. But did you know that this famous coach of “The Voice” already set a record at the Minnesota State Fair?
I’ll give you a hint: The recording in question here does NOT imply how many Sweet Martha’s Cookies this particular trainer from the NBC TV show ate. It’s also not about how many Pronto Pups this famous singer culled at the Fair. It is in fact the animations on the platform.
First, a little history of State Fair entertainment
According to its official website, the Minnesota State Fair began providing entertainment in the waaaay stand in 1962. Dennis Day, Jane Russell, and Jimmy Dean were the headliners on the main stage at the time.
Since then, the State Fair has also attracted some very big names. Classic country icons like Buck Owens, Dolly Parton and Conway Twitty all performed here in the late ’60s. In the’ 70s, Charlie Rich, Jerry Reed, Tanya Tucker and the children of Brady Bunch were some of the big names. from the main stage.
In the 1980s, Willie Nelson, Alabama, Barbara Mandrell and the Oak Ridge Boys were renowned artists. And, in the 90s, you had big country stars like Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, and Brooks & Dunn all selling tons of tickets.
So, what State Fair record did this famous singer set?
Well, THAT “The Voice” singer and trainer set a record for selling the MOST THAN tickets in Minnesota State Fair history. Guesses? I guess it was Garth, who played here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes just as his popularity was taking off, in ’91 and ’92. But no, it wasn’t him. And it wasn’t either Tim McGraw, who performed here in ’97, or even Brooks & Dunn, who performed at the Fair several times at the height of their popularity in the late ’90s.
So which singer set the State Fair record?
So when it comes to the who set the record for largest crowds in state fair history, well, that would be… the most tickets sold for a single show in tribune in 2000, with 22,117 tickets. “
Could one of these artists challenge this record this year? Miranda Lambert and Lindsay Ell perform on Thursday August 26, while Maren Morris takes the stage the next night, Friday August 27, and Tim McGraw and Midland are in the stands on Wednesday September 1.
Meanwhile, outside of entertainment, FOOD is a big reason we all go to the State Fair, isn’t it? Well, do you know how much food you can get … ON A STICK … at the state fair? Keep scrolling to find out!
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65 Foods on a Stick you can get at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota State Fair is just around the corner! Plan your trip and take a look at the foods on a stick you can find during the Great Minnesota Get-Together in 2021.