Aloe Blacc to replace Rachel Platten in SC State Fair Concert Lineup

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Grammy nominated singer, Aloe Blacc has been selected as Rachel Platten’s replacement to kickoff the South Carolina State Fair concert.

Platten canceled her appearance two weeks after fair officials announced the concert lineup due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

Aloe Blacc, who recorded the 2013 mega-hit ‘Wake Me Up’ with Avicii, will perform on October 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pepsi Grandstand, kicking off the entertainment lineup.

“We are excited to add such a talented and dynamic artist to our lineup,” said South Carolina State Fair General Manager, Gary Goodman. “We always strive to offer our patrons a mix of genres with our lineup.”

Tickets go on sale online September 7 at 10:00 a.m. at


The 2016 Pepsi Grandstand Concert Series:

Aloe Blacc                                                   Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m.                         $15

Lynyrd Skynyrd                                             Friday, Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m.                                  $30

Dustin Lynch                                               Monday, Oct. 17, 7:00 p.m.                              FREE*

Alabama                                                     Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:00 p.m.                          $40

For King & Country                                      Friday, Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m.                                 FREE*

Kirk Franklin                                               Sunday, Oct. 23, 4:00 p.m.                              FREE*


The 2016 South Carolina State Fair runs Oct. 12- 23 at the fairgrounds on Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard. A full listing of events and activities can be found on the fair’s new website at


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