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    [From KY State Fair]

    LOUISVILLE, KY (July 16, 2015) – Kentucky State Fair officials have announced the cancelation of An Evening with Aretha Franklin at the Kentucky State Fair August 30. The news comes after Franklin canceled summer tour dates in Memphis, TN and Highland, CA. Franklin’s management said the singer had another commitment.

    Boyz II Men and Kool & The Gang will replace the Queen of Soul at the Kentucky State Fair on August 30 at 8 p.m. in Freedom Hall.

    Four-time Grammy Award-winning group Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic and best-selling R&B groups in music history with 60 million albums sold. The group is best known for its no. 1 hits “I’ll Make Love to You,” “On Bended Knee,” “End of the Road,” “One Sweet Day” and “4 Seasons of Loneliness.” Other top hits include “Motownphilly,” “Water Runs Dry” and “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.”

    Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Best known for the hit “Celebration,” the group has also earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top 10 R&B hits, nine Top 10 Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Other top singles include “Cherish,” “Joanna,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Ladies’ Night.”

    Tickets go on sale Friday, July 24 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices remain the same at $50 and $55 and include Kentucky State Fair admission.

    Tickets are available at the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center Ticket Offices and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or purchase online at Tickets include facility fee and gate admission to the Kentucky State Fair.

    Tickets purchased for An Evening with Aretha Franklin will be refunded at point of purchase. All tickets purchased online through will receive an automatic refund.

    The 2015 Kentucky State Fair is August 20-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center is $8. For More information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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