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Riley Green Adds Modern Country to Lineup

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Platinum-selling star Riley Green adds modern country to the Nebraska State Fair lineup

Country music rising star Riley Green is the latest addition to the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series at the Nebraska State Fair. Green will kick off the outdoor section of the series on Wednesday, August 28. 

“We know Nebraskans love country music, so we’re excited to have Riley Green at the State Fair,” said Karli Schulz, Nebraska State Fair Entertainment & Events Director. “Fans are going to love this high-energy show.”

The show will be outside at the newly updated Anderson Field. The show features special Early Bird Pricing. Ticket prices for the show are $10 off regular price from on sale Friday, February 9, through February 23, meaning general admission tickets are $37 and pit tickets are $57 during that time.

The upgrades to Anderson Field include a larger size stage and a gradual ground slope to improve sightlines from the back of the venue and to mitigate surface interruptions when rain falls.  The improvements also allow for additional bleacher seating and closer viewing. The upgrades also include enhancements to walkways leading to and within the outdoor venue, and the motorsports track is now moved out of the concert field, further improving the usability of the concert field layout.

Green has been compelling country music fans to raise a drink, shed a tear, and, above all, celebrate where they are from, since first releasing his self-titled EP in 2018. His songs like the No. 1 Platinum hit “There Was This Girl,” the 2X-Platinum-certified heart-tugger “I Wish Grandpas Never Died,” and his chart-topping collaboration with Thomas Rhett, “Half of Me,” have made Riley synonymous with what country music does best: making listeners feel something with his no-gimmick, relatable writing and classic feel. 

Green has toured with Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs, the latter he teamed up with for “Different ‘Round Here,” on his latest album, “Ain’t My Last Rodeo.”

Riley is riding a wave of success after being named the Academy of Country Music’s 2020 New Male Artist of the Year, a MusicRow Breakout Artist of the Year, a CMT “Listen Up Artist,” and one of CRS’s 2020 New Faces. More recently, he was the featured artist on the January 23 episode of CMT’s “Campfire Sessions.” 

This is one of seven days of high-quality national touring acts in the Nebraska Lottery Series. Already announced shows include Christian stars Casting Crowns and Anne Wilson on Sunday, August 25, the Older Nebraskans Day concert featuring the Gatlin Brothers and Lorrie Morgan on Monday, August 26, and the Saturday night, August 31, series-closing act, Yung Gravy with opening act Tayler Holder.

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