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George Jones, Dionne Warwick, Kellie Pickler to play N.C. State Fair

Country legend George Jones, 1970s rockers Kansas and legendary hit maker Dionne Warwick and country singer Kellie Pickler will be among the performers at this fall's N.C. State Fair.

The fair announced its nightly concert lineup for Dorton Arena on Friday. It includes 11 dates, one of which is still to be announced.

The concerts begin at 7:30 each evening of the fair, which runs from Oct. 13 to Oct. 23. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. online at www.ncstatefair.org.

Here's the lineup:

Oct. 13: Country newcomer Craig Campbell, $5

Oct. 14: Christian rock group Skillet, $15

Oct. 15: TBA

Oct. 16: Raleigh native Tift Merritt, $5

Oct. 17: Country duo Steel Magnolia, $5

Oct. 18: Country legend George Jones, $10

Oct. 19: Rising country star David Nail, $5

Oct. 20: Dionne Warwick, $10

Oct. 21: Christian group Newsboys, $10

Oct. 22: Kansas, $10

Oct. 23 Albemarle native and former "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler, $15

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