Snoop Dogg To Headline Illinois State Fair

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Snoooooooooop! Illinois residents will be dropping it like it's hot this summer. 

The State of Illinois announced Snoop Dogg as one of the headliners at the 2019 Illinois State Fair. He is the third Grandstand act announced for the 2019 State Fair; following the previous announcements earlier this month of a capella group Pentatonix and country duo Dan + Shay.

Snoop Dogg is a rap icon with more than two decades of award-winning albums and songs, hit television shows, films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts, and digital ventures. He has released 17 studio albums, sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 on Billboard charts, and received nearly 20 Grammy nominations since 1993.

Snoop Dogg's most recent album, Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love, was his first time releasing music in the gospel genre. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts in 2018.

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The 2019 Illinois State Fair takes place Aug. 8-18 in Springfield. Tickets for all Grandstand concerts will go on sale later this spring. 

Snoop Dogg & Friends tickets for Friday, Aug. 16 will range between $25-55.

Dan + Shay tickets for Sunday, Aug. 11 will range between $25-55 and Pentatonix tickets for Wednesday, Aug. 14 will range between $45-75