Rock Hall of Fame acts are typically well represented during Summer concert tours, but rarely has any venue boasted three such legends on consecutive nights.
The Ohio State Fair has unveiled its concert schedule for its two week run in late Summer. And, this list is bound to pack the seats of the 10,000 capacity Celeste Center in Columbus.
On Tuesday, July 29th The Beach Boys will perform with opening act America. The Beach Boys are still hot on the touring trail following their 50th Anniversary in 2012 but are without original members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine who decided to tour instead with Jeff Beck. The Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 1988.
The following night Wednesday, July 30th, Heart will play on the same stage along with Hall of Fame nominee Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. Heart was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2013. Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson have continued to write and record several albums well after the mega radio hits of the 70's and 80's.
And, completing this trifecta of RHOF royalty on Thursday, July 31st is the legendary Aretha Franklin. The "Queen of Soul" turns 72 later this month and was inducted back in 1987 among the Hall's second class of inductees.
Tickets for The Beach Boys and Aretha Franklin go on sale Saturday, March 15th at Noon. Tickets for Heart go on sale on Saturday, March 8th at Noon. Prices range between $30 and $36 and include admission into the Fair.