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TOP 10 LARGEST ISF CONCERT ATTENDANCES

(based on concert attendance for IL State Fairs 1995 through 2018)

​Ranking
​Year

Concert

​Attendence
12011Jason Aldean / Chris Young / Thompson Square15,329
22014Florida Georgia Line / Colt Ford15,204
32019
Reba McEntire / Rachel Wammack
14,823
41995
Hootie & the Blowfish 13,956
52003Kenny Chesney 13,528
62005Blake Shelton/  Rascal Flatts 13,522
72010Lady Antebellum / Johnathan Singleton13,421
82002Kenny Chesney13,367
91997Wallflowers  /Dishwalla13,328
102017Five Finger Death Punch / All That Remains / Nonpoint13,316

 

 

State Fair Grandstand Lineup – Historical Info


2019

Montgomery Gentry  (Free Concert)
Vince Neil (of Mötley Crüe) with Vixen and Autograph
Bad Company with Foghat
Dan + Shay with Filmore
The Traveling Salvation Show a Tribute to Neil Diamond (Free Concert)
Why Don't We with MAX and EBEN
Pentatonix with Rachel Platten
Old Dominion with Restless Heart and Ryan Griffin
Snoop Dogg & Friends (Dogg Pound, Warren G, DJ Quik, Twista and Do or Die)
Shinedown with Badflower
Reba McEntire with Rachel Wammack

 

2018

Boy George and Culture Club with Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey
Halestorm & Mastodon with New Year's Day
Foreigner with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Dueling Pianos (Free Concert)
Luke Combs with Ashley McBryde
311 & The Offspring with Gym Class Heroes
Thomas Rhett with Danielle Bradbery
Brett Eldredge with Devin Dawson
Flo Rida & Ludacris with Childish Major
Brantley Gilbert with Muscadine Bloodline

 

2017
Foghat (Free concert)
Chase Rice with Runaway June and Chris Cavanaugh
Pentatonix with Us the Duo
Brad Paisley with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsey Ell
Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits (Free concert)
Sublime with Blues Traveler
Alabama with Neal McCoy
Jason Derulo
Montgomery Gentry & Charlie Daniels with Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws
Five Finger Death Punch with All That Remains and Nonpoint
John Mellencamp with Carlene Carter

 

2016
Pat Benatar & Melissa Etheridge
Meghan Trainor with Hailee Steinfeld and Common Kings
Jake Owen with Old Dominion
New Odyssey (Free Concert)
Dierks Bentley with Tucker Beathard
KISS with The Dead Daisies
Volbeat with Killswitch Engage and Black Wizard
Cole Swindell with Kane Brown, LANco and Jon Langston
Little Big Town with David Nail
ZZ Top with Three Doors Down

 

2015
Sammy Hagar with Collective Soul
Fall Out Boy
Justin Moore with Josh Thompson and Jon Pardi
Million Dollar Quartet (Free Concert)
Rascal Flatts with Scotty McCreery and Raelynn
Styx with Tesla
The Fray with Andy Grammer
Hank Williams Jr with 38 Special
Austin Mahone with Kalin & Myles and Laura Marano
Brantley Gilbert with Colt Ford and Michael Ray

2014
American Idols Live
Pitbull
Florida Georgia Line with Colt Ford
Million Dollar Quartet (Free Concert)
Boston with April Wine and The Sweet
Hunter Hayes with Dan + Shay and Sam Hunt
Emblem 3 with MKTO and Midnight Red
Steely Dan
Jake Owen with Parmalee and The Cadillac Three
Robin Thicke with Magic

 

2013
Billy Currington with Lauren Alaina
REO & Styx with Head East
John Mayer with Phillip Phillips
New Odyssey with IL National Guard 144th Army Band (Free Concert)
The Band Perry with Randy Houser
Toby Keith with Kip Moore
Show Choirs
Gary Allan with Thompson Square, The Farm, Frankie Ballard and Brushfire
Ke$ha with Mike Posner
Journey with Night Ranger

 

2012
Eric Church with Aaron Lewis
Demi Lovato with Hot Chelle Rae
TobyMack with Royal Tailor
Million Dollar Quartet and New Odyssey (Free concert)
Brantley Gilbert with Charlie Daniels and Thomas Rhett
Train with Mat Kearney and Andy Grammer
Creed with Theory of a Deadman and Adelitas Way
Cheap Trick with Night Ranger, Blue Oyster Cult and the Georgia Satellites
Miranda Lambert with Pistol Annies, Sunny Sweeney and Charlie Worsham
The Steve Miller Band with Dave Mason

 

2011
Jeff Dunham
3 Doors Down with Safety Suit
Jason Aldean with Chris Young and Thompson Square
Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Million Dollar Quartet (Free concert)
Luke Bryan with Craig Campbell
Oak Ridge Boys with Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
All Star Weekend with Greyson Chance
38 Special with Loverboy, Head East and The Tubes
MC Hammer with Boyz II Men
Lady Antebellum with Stealing Angels

 

 

2010
Lady Antebellum with Jonathan Singleton
The Original KISS Army with Journey Unauthorized
Shinedown with Chevelle
Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Million Dollar Quartet (Free Concert)
MercyMe with 10th Avenue North
Blake Shelton with Candy Coburn
Cheap Trick with Blondie
Selena Gomez with Mitchel Musso
Darius Rucker with Eric Church

 

2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd with Bo Bice
Kelly Clarkson with Eric Hutchinson
Josh Turner with Jamey Johnson and Chuck Wicks
Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Free Concert)
Montgomery Gentry with Kelly Pickler, James Otto and Candy Coburn
Heart with The Bangles

 

2008
Fergie with Carney
Weird Al Yankovic
Huey Lewis and The News with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Free Concert)
ZZ Top and Brooks & Dunn
Natasha Beddingfield with Vanessa Hudgens
Trace Adkins with Trent Tomlinson

 

2007
Gretchen Wilson with Blaine Larsen
Corbin Bleu, Drake Bell and Jordan Pruitt
Chris Daughtry with 12 Stones
Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Free Concert)
Evening Harness Racing
Martina McBride with Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Joe Walsh
Sugarland with Joe Nichols

 

2006
Bow Wow with Mario, B-5 and Jibbs
Montgomery Gentry with Jeff Bates
Foreigner with Loverboy, Blood Sweat & tears and Chuck Negron
Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Free Concert)
Big & Rich with Hello Dave and Cowboy Troy
Counting Crows with Goo Goo Dolls and Eliot Morris
Carrie Underwood with Phil Vassar


2005
Rascal Flatts with Blake Shelton and Blaine Larsen
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Cross Canadian Ragweed
REO Speedwagon with Cheap Trick and Head East
Evening Harness Racing
Velvet Revolver with Modern Day Zero
Tractor Pulls
Brad Paisley with SheDaisy
Simple Pan and Jesse McCartney
Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Free Concert)

 

2004
Clay Aiken with Cherie
Clint Black with Bill Engvall
Styx and Kansas
Evening Harness Racing
LeAnn Rimes with Phil Vassar
Tractor Pulls
Travis Tritt with Charlie Daniels Band
Hall & Oates with Michael McDonald and Average White Band
Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Free Concert)

 

2003
Hank Williams Jr.
Kenny Chesney with Jeff Bates
Montgomery Gentry with Becca Rae
Ted Nugent with The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Goo Goo Dolls with Lisa Marie Presley
Boston
Truck & Tractor Pulls
Hootie & The Blowfish
Smashmouth with Everclear
Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago (free concert)

 

2002
Toby Keith with JoAnna Janet
Journey
Lee Greenwood and the 113th US Army Band
Kirk Franklin
The Gin Blossoms with Spin Doctors and Seven Mary Three
Englebert Humperdinck
Truck & Tractor Pulls
Kenny Chesney with Kellie Coffey
Aaron Carter with Jump 5, Triple Image and No Secrets
Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago (free concert)

 

2001
Alabama
98 Degrees
Bob Dylan
Patti Labelle
Chicago with Walt Parazaider
Willie Nelson
Truck & Tractor Pulls
George Thorogood & The Delaware Destroyers and The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Oldies Show with Bobby Vee, Brian Hyland, Freddy Cannon and Peggy Marsh
Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Free Concert)

 

2000
Christina Aguilera with Before Dark
REO Speedwagon with Styx
Savage Garden with Kina
Neville Brothers with Joanna Connor Band
Beach Boys with Johnny Rivers
Brooks & Dunn with Andy Griggs
Truck & Tractor Pulls
Clint Black with Pam Tillis
Def Leppard
Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Free Concert)

 

1999
Randy Travis with Suzy Bogguss
Goo Goo Dolls with Sugar Ray and Frog Pond
Brooks & Dunn with Trace Adkins
Wayne Newton
Def Leppard and Moon Dog Bane
Reba McEntire with Dick Hardwick
Monica with GRITS
Journey with Mr. Opporknockity
Rock & Roll Army
Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Free concert)

 

1998
Ted Nugent with Foreigner
Savage Garden with Billie Myers
Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago (Free Concert)
Jaci Velasquez with Clay Crosse
Sister Hazel with Seven Mary Three and Far Too Jones
LeAnn Rimes with Bryan White
Alan Jackson with Deana Carter
Oldies Show featuring Fabian, Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie and Gary Lewis and the Playboys

 

1997
ZZ Top with Son Volt
John Michael Montgomery and James Bonamy
Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago (free concert)
Vince Gill with Bryan White
Alabama with Kenny Chesney
Wallflowers with Dishwalla
Terri Clark with Clay Walker
Mint Condition and 702

 

1996
The Wheel of Fortune Road Show
Gin Blossoms with Goo Goo Dolls
Beach Boys with 38 Special
Tommy James with Gary Puckett
Brooks & Dunn with David Lee Murphy
Sheryl Crow with John Hiatt
Michael W Smith with Brent Bourgeois
Hank Williams Jr. with Marshall Tucker Band and Leon Russell
Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago (free concert)

 

1995
Amy Grant with Gary Chapman
Hootie & the Blowfish with Don Dixon
Legends in Concert
Tim McGraw with Little Texas
Earth Wind & Fire with D-Knowledge
Clint Black with John Berry
The Bodeans with the Freddy Jones Band
Brooks & Dunn with Wade Hayes
Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago (free concert)

 

1994
Salt-N-Peppa with 95 South and The Puppies
Barry Manilow
Wolfman Jack & His 50s and 60s Revue
Vince Gill with Larry Stewart
Stone Temple Pilots with The Meat Puppets and Jaw Box
The Beach Boys with America
Travis Tritt with Leroy Parnell
Hank Williams Jr. with Blackhawk
Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago (free concert)


1993
Beach Boys with America
Kansas
Damn Yankees with Graveyard Train
Ricky Van Shelton, Tammy Wynette and Joe Diffie
Ray Charles
Hank Williams Jr. with Gibson Miller Band
Barbara Mandrell with Royce Elliott

 

1992
Tesla with Firehouse
Alan Jackson with Diamond Rio
Beach Boys with David Cassidy
Clint Black with Aaron Tippin and Little Texas
Hammer
B-52s with Violent Femmes
Travis Tritt with Tanya Tucker

 

1991
Hank Williams Jr.
Slaughter
The Four Tops with The Spinners
Styx with Vinnie James
Beach Boys with The Everly Brothers
George Thorogood and The Destroyers
Garth Brooks with Trish Yearwood
Chicago
Alabama with Shelby Lynne

 

1990
Tractor Pulls
REO Speedwagon
Willie Nelson & Family with Tammy Wynette and Delbert McClinton
Chicago Symphony (free concert)
Beach Boys with The Marshall Tucker Band
Kenny G with Michael Bolton
Garth Brooks with KT Oslin and Les Taylor
Taylor Dayne with The Jets
Randy Travis with Shenandoah
Alabama with Clint Black


1989
Ernest Comes to the Fair starring Jim Varney
Alabama with Jo-El Sonnier
The Judds
Michael Damian with Expose
Mike & The Mechanics with The Outfield
Chicago Symphony (free concert)
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Ricky Van Shelton with T.G. Sheppard
Bob Dylan with Steve Earle
30th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll

1988
REO Speedwagon
Chicago Symphony (free concert)
The Beach Boys
Willie Nelson with Merle Haggard
Randy Travis with Ricky Van Shelton
Hall & Oates
Kenny G with John McKuen and the Runaway Express
Robert Palmer
Alabama with KT Oslin
Georgia Satellites with The Outlaws

 

1987
Eddie Money
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (free concert)
The Psychedelic Furs with The Call, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band
REO Speedwagon with Richard Marx
David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick with Gladys Knight & The Pips, Mary Wells and Martha Reeves
Willie Nelson & Family with Kris Kristofferson
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble with The Greg Allman Band
Anne Murray
Alabama with Reckless Heart
Chicago

 

1986
Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris
INXS
Starship with The Outfield
Amy Grant
Blue Oyster Cult with Cheap Trick
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (free concert)
George Jones with John Schneider
George Thorogood
Alabama with the Bellamy Brothers
Mr. Mister and The Bangles

 

 

1985
Survivor with Mitch Ryder
Willie Nelson
George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Johnny Winter
Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter and Neil Young
Gallagher with Sawyer Brown
The Beach Boys
John Waite with Meat Loaf
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (free concert)
Alabama

 

1984
Frank Stallone with The Little River Band
Night Ranger with Weird Al Yankovic
The Charlie Daniels Band with Louise Mandrell
BB King and Denice Williams
Willie Nelson
Laura Branigan
Alabama
Thompson Twins with Berlin

 

1983
The Four Tops and The Temptations
Greg Kihn Band and Head East
Juice Newton and Thrasher Brothers
Charlie Daniels Band and Lacy J Dalton and the Dalton Gang
Willie Nelson
Alabama
Kenny Loggins
The Beach Boys
Bellamy Brothers, George Strait and Bonnie Nelson

 

1982
Don Williams and George Strait
Franke & The Knockouts, Krokus, Elvin Bishop and The Guess Who
Barbara Mandrell
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Eddie Rabbit with Ken Carlysle and the Cadillac Cowboys
Willie Nelson with Hank Cochrane
The Beach Boys
Ronnie Milsap with Sue Powell
Richard Simmons and the Bellamy Brothers
Jerry Lee Lewis (free concert)

 

1981
Ozark Mountain Daredevil with Leon Russell
The Allman Brothers Band
Barbara Mandrell with Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band
The Statler Brothers
Willie Nelson & Family
The Commodores
Mickey Gilley with Johnny Lee and The Urban Cowboy Band
Pablo Cruise with the Michael Stanley Band
The Beach Boys

 

1980
Charlie Daniels Band
Tractor Pull and John Conlee
Atlanta Rhythm Section and The Dirt Band
Willie Nelson & Family
Crystal Gayle and Ray Price
The Oak Ridge Boys and Margo Smith
Pure Prairie League and Head East
Johnny Paycheck and Doug Kershaw

 

1979
Bill Cosby and Mary Macgregor
Willie Nelson
Chicago
Helen Reddy
Chic
Tony Orlando and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders
Statler Brothers and Barbara Mandrell
Dr. Hook
Brenda Lee and Chubby Checker

 

1978
Charley Pride
Beach Boys
Dolly Parton
The Osmonds – The Donny & Marie Show
Kenny Rogers and Dottie West
Andy Gibb


1977
Bob Seger
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
Charley Pride Show
Bay City Rollers
England Dan and John Ford Coley
K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Captain & Tenille
Johnny Cash
Glen Campbell
Naval Academy Band

 

1976
Illinois Country Opera with Minnie Pearl, Jean Shepard, Pee Wee King and others
Seals and Croft
Jerry Reed and the Statler Brothers
Three Dog Night
Tompall & His Outlaw Band with Jessie Colter and Waylon Jennings
The Osmonds
Neil Sedaka and Bob Anthony
Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
Blood, Sweat & Tears with Mary Travers
Roger Miller

 

1975
Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Donna Fargo, Bill Anderson and Billy "Cash" Craddock
America
Bobby Vinton
Osmond Family
Dionne Warwick
John Davidson
Anita Bryant and George Kirby
Vicki Carr

 

1974
Sha-Na-Na
Grand Ole Opry with Roy Clark, Diane Trask and The Spurrlows
Floyd Cramer, Boots Randolph and Anne Murray
Tommy Steiner and The Rodeo Cowboys Association
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Band
Dave Brubeck and Herbie Mann
Grand Ole Opry with Tom T Hall, Jim Stafford, Sonny James and His Storytellers, The Southern Gentleman, Johnny Rodriguez and Barbara Fairchild
Rich Little, Ed McMahon and the New Christy Minstrels

 

 

1973
Seals & Crofts
Grand Ole Opry with Tammy Wynette, George Jones and Freddie Hart
The 5th Dimension with The Little Step Brothers and Garray and Tomie
The Charley Pride Show with Johnny Russell and Alex Houston
RCA Rodeo with Bobby Goldsboro
Doc Severinsen with The Now Generation Brass with Today's Children and Larry Storch
Jim Nabors with The Mike Curb Congregation
Loggins & Messina

 

1972
Blood, Sweat & Tears with Don "American Pie" McLean
The 5th Dimension
Bill Cosby
Grand Ole Opry with Lynn Anderson, Leroy Van Dyke and David Houston
RCA Rodeo with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Sonny & Cher
Glen Campbell
Grand Ole Opry with Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty and Faron Young

 

1971
The Guess Who and Podipto
Red Skelton
Merle Haggard Show with Bonnie Owens
Pat Boone Family Show with Oak Ridge Boys
Gospel Spectacular with Howie Lister, The Sensational Statesmen, the Blackwood Brothers, the Prophets and The Speer Family
Grand Ole Opry with Jerry Lee Lewis, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton and Ernest Tubb
Doc Severinsen
The Lawrence Welk Show with Joe Feeney, Bobby Burgess, Cissy King, Norma Zimmer, Ken Delo, Clay Hart and Bob Lido

 

1970
Judi Ford and Skitch Henderson (host and hostess)
Art Linkletter, The Impact of Brass, Robin Wilson and Diane Shelton
Young America Show with Cowsills & Oliver
Hee Haw TV Stars Show with Roy Clark, Archie Campbell, Grandpa Jones, Junior Samples, Mary Taylor and Hank Thompson and his Brazos Valley Boys
Charley Pride Show with Johnny Duncan, the North Door Singers and Alex Houston and Elmer
Engelbert Humperdinck with Don Rice
Johnny Cash Show with the Carter Family and the Statler Brothers

  

1969
Cavalcade of music with Iron Butterfly, Tommy James, The Shondels
The Grand Ole Opry with MC Harry Peebles, Marty Robbins & His Band, Faron Young and His Country Deputies, Johnny Wright and the Tennessee Mountain Boys, Kitty Wells, Bill Phillips, Bobby and Ruby Wright and Darnell McCall
John Davidson with George Kirby, Baja Marimba Band and Doodletown Pipers
Eddy Arnold with George Kirby, Baja Marimba Band and Doodletown Pipers
Liberace with Bob Darin, Stu Gilliam, Baja Marimba Band, the Sandpipers and Doodletown Pipers
Liberace with Bob Darin, Stu Gilliam, the Sandpipers and Doodletown Pipers
King Family, Bob Darin, Stu Gilliam, the Sandpipers and Doodletown Pipers

 

1968
Cavalcade of Music with The Who, Debbie Lori Kaye and The Association
Grand Ole Opry with MC Harry Pebbles, Waylon Jennings and the Waylors, Tammy Wynette, Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys, Stringbean, Bobbi Staff, the Stonemans, David Houston and His Band
Ed Ames Revue with Flip Wilson, The Kids Next Door and the Elkins Sisters
Don Adams Show with Flip Wilson, the Kids Next Door and the Elkins Sisters
Lawrence Welk Show with Jo Ann Castle, Lynn Anderson, Bobby Burgess and Cissy King, Dick Dale, Arthur Duncan, Tanya Falon, Joe Feeney, Myron Floren, Charlotte Harris, Larry Hooper, Jack Imel, Bob Lido, Joe Liviti, Natalie Nevins, Bob Ralston, Jim Roberts, Sandi and Salli, Frank Scott, Steve Smith, Audra Willis and Norma Zimmer

 

1967
Cavalcade of Music with Paul Revere & The Raiders and Sam The Sham
Grand Ole Opry with Buck Owens & The Buckaroos, Jimmy Newman, Archie Campbell and Jean Shepard
Eddy Arnold with the Morgan Ashton Family, Harmonicats and Berosini's Chimps
Bob Hope with the Morgan Ashton Family, Mary Lou Collins, Young Americans and Berosini's Chimps
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass with Young Americans and the Kids Next Door

 

1966
Cavalcade of Music with Beach Boys, Sam The Sham, The Pharaohs and the State Fair Blue Ribbon Dancers
Grand Ole Opry with Ray Price
Jimmy Dean with Chuck Casey Singers, Wes Harrison, Fuller Brothers, George Kirby and Frankie Masters Orchestra
Jack Jones, Wes Harrison, Fuller Brothers, George Kirby with Frankie Masters Orchestra
Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence with Wes Harrison, Fuller Brothers, George Kirby and Frankie Masters Orchestra
Red Skelton with Linda Bennett, Wes Harrison, and the Fuller Brothers

 

1965
Cavalcade of Music with New Christy Minstrels and Kingsmen
Grand Ole Opry with MC Ralph Emery, Johnny Cash, June Carter, George Hamilton IV, Hank Williams Jr., the Promenaders, Lonnie Pop Wilson, Bug Wilson, Hank Snow, Tennessee Three, Statler Quartet and the King & Queen of the Air

 

1964
Cavalcade of Music with Bobby Vinton
Grand Ole Opry with MC Ralph Emery, Minnie Pearl, Webb Pierce, Marty Robbins, Bill Anders, Melba Montgomery, the Coopers, Wilma Lee & Stoney, Ernest Ashworth, Lonnie Wilson and the Promenaders
Smothers Brothers with city singer Karon Rondell, Brooks Sisters, Peter Palmer & His Orchestra, George Kirby, The Amandis, The Hollywoodettes and The Johnson Sisters
Chad Mitchell Trio Show, Brooks Sisters, Peter Palmer & His Orchestra, George Kirby, the Amandis, the Hollywoodettes and the Johnson Sisters
Andy Williams Show with the Osmond Brothers, Mark Wilson and the Magic Land of Allakazam, Candy Candido, Red Blanchard, Peter Palmer & His Orchestra, George Kirby, The Amandis, the Hollywoodettes and the Johnson Sisters

 

1963
Castle's International 3-Ring Circus
Grand Ole Opry with Skeeter Davis and more
Holiday on Ice
Andy Griffith with Ronnie Howard, Tex Beneke Band, Ray Eberle, the Modernaires, Paul Kohler, The Sutton Dancers, the Rhythm Maters and the Half Brothers

 

1962
Dick Clark Show with Dion, Bobby Vinton, Gene Pitney, Dee Dee Sharp, Freddie Cannon, Criss Cary, the Bachelors, city singer Roger Douglass, the Lone Ranger Show with the Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey Show
Grand Ole Opry with Patsy Cline, Tex Ritter, Kitty Wells, Jim Reeves, Ferlin Husky, the Willis Brothers and Hank Morton
State Fair Revue including city singer Roger Douglass
State Fair Revue with Ginny Tiu and Family and city singer Tommy Cooper
State Fair Revue with Mari Norleen and city singer Roger Douglass
State Fair Revue with Jimmy Dean and city singer Roger Douglass
State Fair Revue with Cliff (Charlie Weaver) Arquette and city singer Tommy Cooper
The State Fair Revue shows included the Elkins Sisters, the Goetchis, Max & Cherie, Victor Julian's Dogs, the Nervous Nocks, Miss Elizabeth, the Rixos, Nip Nelson, the Femme Cees and Warren Covington & His Band
Red Skelton with Skitch Henderson, Enzo Stuarti, the June Taylor Dancers, Jack Narz, the Harmonicats and Teddy Phillips & His Orchestra
Johnnie King Thrill Circus

 

1961
All Star Variety Show with Anita Bryant, Neil Sedaka, the Three Stooges, the Chordettes, the Bellafonte Folk Singers, Randy Brown, Mary Norleen, Jimmy Cook & His Orchestra and Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound
WSM Grand Ole Opry with Ralph Emery, Skeeter Davis, Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones, Stoney Mountain Cloggers, Ernest Tubb & His Texas Troubadours, Faron Young, Bobby Lord and George Hamilton IV
State Fair Revue with Mary Norleen
Hubert Castle's Circorama circus with Ricky and David Nelson

 

1960
Three Stooges, Paul Whiteman with the All Gershwin Concert, Dukes of Dixieland, Alice Lon, Nick Adams and the Henry Brandon Orchestra
Grand Ole Opry with Roy Acuff
State Fair Revue with Leo Stork, 13 of Springfield, Frankie Masters & His Band, Betty & Benny Fox high pole dance act, Morocco acrobat ensemble, George Carl & Arlene pantomine dancers, Mary Maytor, Janik & Arnaut dancers
Bob Hope Show with Brenda Lee, John Bromfield, Patty Clark, Michael Ansara, Barbara Eden, Rhythm Kings, Mark Dinning, Linda Bement and the Henry Brandon Orchestra

 

1959
Women's Air Force Band and Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians with Jeanne Steel and Patti Beems
Grand Ole Opry with Billy Grammar, Don Gibson Ray Price, Wilma Lee, Stoney Cooper, Margie Bowes, Grandpa Jones, Del Wood, the Jordanaires and the Stoney Mountain Cloggers
Illinois State Fair Revue
Hugh Downs with Dodie Stevens, Hugh O'Brian, Kathy Nolan, Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, Alan King and Les Brown & His Band of Renown

 

1958
Louis Armstrong and the Pops Concert Group
WLS National Barn Dance
All Star Revue with singer Mary Gale, the Freedom Singers, the Wild Animal Fantasy, acrobats the Kormpates, comedians Pompoff Thed & Family comedian Wes Harreson, acrobats Beatrice and Valenos and dancers
MC Peter Donald, Jane Russell, James Garner, Jonathon Winters, Peggy King, Dukes of Dixieland and Frankie Masters & His Orchestra

 

1957
Variety show with Howard Keel, Russell Arms, Brenda Lee, Bambi Linn, Rod Alexander, Mimi Benzell, the Vikings and the Hal McIntyre Orchestra
WLS Barn Dance Show
West-O-Rama (western musical revue)
Variety show with James Arness, Rhonda Fleming, Dennis James, Dick Shawn, the Diamonds and the Duke Ellington Orchestra

1956
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra with singer Gogi Grant, violinist Florian Zabach and Buddy Weed
WLS National Barn Dance with Homer & Jethro, Stuart Hamblen, Bob Atcher and the Beaver Valley Sweethearts
State Fair Revue with Ving Merlin and His Violin Beauties, the Wazzan Troupe
Hal March, Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy, Griff Williams and his Orchestra, Dick Contino, Chordettes, the Toppers, Ames Brothers and the Three Houcs

 

1955
Nelson Eddy and Gale Sherwood, Lou Breese and his orchestra, Art Dick, Jimmy Conlin and Dorothy Ryan, Bent Blue and Yvette, the Martells and Mignon and Chai and Somey
WLS Barn Dance Show with Gene Autry and Pat Butram, Homer and Jethro, Lulu Belle and Scotty, the Buccaneers, the Beaver Valley Sweethearts
State Fair Musical Revue with the Six Voca-love-lies, Dorothy Hild dance ensemble and other music & thrill acts
Nelson Eddy, Gale Sherwood and Lou Breeze's Orchestra
Victor Borge, Dennis Day, the Crew Cuts, the Four Step Brothers and Jan Garber's Orchestra and Leo and Charles Dorman

 

1954
Tournament of Thrills (stunt driving) and Barbershop Quartets with Marion Marlowe
WLS Barn Dance Show
State Fair Revue
Phil Spitalny and his All Girl Orchestra, the Harmonicats, Frank Parker and Will Mahoney

 

1953
All Hollywood Revue starring Denise Darcell with Jan Garber and his Orchestra, Eddy Peabody and others
WLS Barn Dance Show
Illinois State Fair Revue – Vaudeville Show
All Star Revue starring Eddie Fisher with Les Paul & Mary Ford, Ray Anthony Orchestra and others

 

1952
Rex Allen and his All-Western Show with the Pee Wee King Band, Texas Tony and his wonder Horse Baby Doll
WLS National Barn Dance Show with Rural Chorus
The State Fair Revue with Tanya and Biagi Dance Team
Phil Harris Show with Giselle MacKenzie, Sportsmen Quartet, Four Step Brothers, Honey Brothers and the Cycling Villenaves

 

1951
Gene Autry All Western Shown with Pat Buttram, Hiawatha Rambler, strong Foursome and the De Zurik Sisters
WLS National Barn Dance Show
State Fair Revue
Jack Benny with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Remley, Marjorie Reynolds, Stuart Morgan Dancers, Pryde and Day Jugglers, the Dunhills Dance Team and Teddy Phillips & His Orchestra

 

1950
Illinois Rural Chorus pageant "Down In The Valley"
WLS Barn Dance Show with Rex Allen, Homer & Jethro, Virginia Hams, Bob Atcher, Grace Wilson, Red Blanchard, Dolph Hewitt, Lulu Belle & Scotty, Captain Stubby, the Buccaneers and others
Grandstand Revue with Three Juggling Jewels, Adriana and Charly trampoline experts, Betty and Benny aerial experts and others
Bob Hope and others

 

1949
Horace Heidt's Stars on Parade musical variety show
Illinois Rural Chorus and WLS Barn Dance Show
Illinois State Fair Musical Revue with Ainsworth Damien and the Paroff Trio
Skitch Henderson and his Orchestra and actress Janet Blair
The Barbershop Quartet Festival

 

1948
Illinois Rural Chorus Festival and WLS Barn Dance Show
State Fair Revue
Musical and variety shows with Art Mooney and his Orchestra with "Two Ton" Baker the pianist and vocalist, Skip Farrell and the Honey Dreamers
Barbershop Quartet Festival

 

1947
Mark Smith's Horse Troupe Variety Show
WLS Barn Dance Show
Illinois State Revue including a 928 voice Rural Chorus, the Singing Gentlemen, Eileen Seats, Del Martins 2-man and a girl balancing act, The Four Song Stylists, All Girl Vocal Quartet and Low, Hite and Stanley Comedy Trio
Orin Tucker & His Orchestra and Jerry Murad & His Harmonicats
Barbershop Quartet Festival

 

1946
WLS Barn Dance Show with Roy Rogers and Trigger
Bob Crosby and his Bobcats
State Fair Revue
Spring Festival with 10 most famous Barbershop Quartets