Central Carolina Fair
The 120th annual Central Carolina Fair will light up the sky around the Greensboro Coliseum Complex once again this fall.
Location: Greensboro Coliseum Parking Lot
Featuring spectacular rides, carnival food and games, musical entertainment and attractions for all ages, the Central Carolina Fair will begin Friday, September 7 and run through Sunday, September 16.
Advance tickets for the 2018 Central Carolina Fair are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com and the Greensboro Coliseum box office.
A special $25 advance ticket offer, available until 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7, includes one Fair admission and one unlimited ride wristband good for any single day of the Fair.
120TH ANNUAL CENTRAL CAROLINA FAIR SCHEDULE
Friday, Sept. 7 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 9* 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 10 – Thurs, Sept. 13 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 14 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16* 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
ADMISSION AT GATE
Regular Admission - $7; Seniors, college students, military (with valid ID) and patrons under 42’’ - FREE. Unlimited Ride Wristbands - $27. Individual ride tickets are also available. Admission on Sept. 9 and 16 is free for all patrons.
ADVANCE TICKET OFFER (available starting Aug. 10 until 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7)
$25 - one Fair admission and one unlimited ride wristband good for any single day of the Fair.
As part of its ‘Summer Throwback Party’ series, WQMG will bring Stokley with Blackstreet and Raheem DeVaughn to Greensboro Coliseum Complex’s White Oak Amphitheatre on Saturday, Sept. 8. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com and the Greensboro Coliseum box office. Summer Throwback Party 2018 tickets include admission to the Central Carolina Fair (on Sept.8).
The GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist is known best as the lead singer and drummer for legendary R&B group Mint Condition. As such, he has crisscrossed the globe, touring with luminaries like Prince, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Alicia Keys.
The world knows Stokley’s enduring collaborations. His 2011 effort with Kelly Price, "Not My Daddy,” earned a GRAMMY nomination. The TV performances alongside Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien and awards shows such as BET Honors and the AMAs. His film scores and catalogue of studio work, a veritable who’s who: Mariah Carey, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and more. In June of 2017, Stokley released his first solo album, “Introducing Stokley”, featuring the top 10 singles “Level” and “Organic”.
Founded in 1991 by Teddy Riley and Chauncey Hannibal after the breakup of Guy, the group featured original members Riley, Chauncey Hannibal, Levi Little and Dave Hollister. Their debut album, Blackstreet was released in June of 1994 and was certified platinum. Their sophomore album, ‘Another Level’, released in 1996 went quadruple platinum off of the success of the first single, ‘No Diggity’, which features Dr. Dre and earned them a Grammy in 1998 Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. Blackstreet has gone through a few cast changes over the years. The group now consists of original members Chauncey Hannibal and Levi Little, with Mark Middleton and Eric Williams who later joined the group and can be heard on the albums “Finally” and “Level II”.
Three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Raheem DeVaughn, son of renowned jazz musician Abdul Wadud, grew up in Maryland and cut his teeth performing in clubs throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Originally signed to Jive Records, Raheem’s first three albums—The Love Experience (2005), Love Behind the Melody (2008) which reached #1 on the Top 10 R&B Hip-Hop Albums Chart and earned him two Grammy nominations (Best Male R&B Vocal Performance "Woman" and Best R&B Song: "Customer"), one BET Award, two BET J Virtual Awards for “Male Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year.” The Love & War MasterPeace (2010) which has been deemed his most ambitious album to date and earned Raheem another Grammy Nomination in 2011 for his entire body of work for Best R&B Album of the Year, and resulted in chart-topping singles like “You,” “Customer” and the female-empowerment anthem “Woman.” His latest single, “Don’t Come Easy” was one of the most added songs at Urban AC Radio
Gates open at 1 p.m. Admission to the Fair and the La Ley Festival is FREE.
A limited number of reserved tickets will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com and the Greensboro Coliseum box office. Reserved tickets are $25 and include admission to the Central Carolina Fair.
Chase Rice has become one of country music’s most exciting figures since arriving in Nashville, building a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gaining the attention of music critics and industry professionals alike with his edgy, eclectic sound. The Tar Heel State native has inked a new label deal with Broken Bow Records and is putting the finishing touches on his sophomore album, Lambs & Lions, in stores November 17. Rice’s debut album Ignite the Night debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart, and produced a pair of Top 5 hits, the Platinum-certified "Ready Set Roll" and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.”
With easy charisma and smooth, expressive vocal chops, singer-songwriter Craig Campbell has earned comparisons to neo-traditional icons like Alan Jackson and Randy Travis. Campbell’s hits include “See You Try” and “Outskirts of Heaven” and his singles “Family Man” and “Outta My Head” both cracked the Top 15 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
A limited number of reserved tickets will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com and the Greensboro Coliseum box office. Reserved tickets are $20 and include admission to the Central Carolina Fair.
Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6 p.m. with a performance by 105.7 Man Up’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ contest winner. If you’re in a band, check out 105.7 Man Up’s Battle of the Bands, where you could be opening for Buckcherry! Submit your audition video now at 1057ManUp.com/ride. You have until August 26th to send your best stuff.
For nearly two decades, Los Angeles’ notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band Buckcherry has thrived thanks to its arsenal of rock anthems that teem with riotous energy. The Grammy Award-nominated outfit is responsible for smashes including “Lit Up” off their gold-certified 1999 self-titled debut as well as and “Sorry” from 2006’s platinum 15. Along the way, they’ve shared stages with everybody from AC/DC and Mötley Crüe to Slipknot and Rob Zombie, among others.
Gates open at noon. El Grito Festival is a celebration of Mexican Independence Day featuring live music, cultural entertainment, games for children and authentic Latin and Mexican food and beverage items. Admission to the Fair and the El Grito Festival is FREE.