“MMMBop” Hanson to perform at Kansas State Fair

By | May 29, 2019

Hutch News

The pop-rock band Hanson, featuring brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson, will perform Saturday, Sept. 14, on the closing weekend of the Kansas State Fair.

The Hanson concert was the last Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand concert to be announced. Tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, May 31.

“This is another great show for our concert series, and it will be a fun way to close out our nighttime events at the 2019 Kansas State Fair,” General Manager Robin Jennison said in a press release. The State Fair will open Friday, Sept. 6, and close Sunday, Sept. 15.

“We want this to be a concert where fans can come with family or have a reunion with friends,” said Amy Bickel, director of marketing for the State Fair. “Many of the tickets are only $20, which includes the $7 gate admission through Aug. 11. It is an inexpensive way to see a great concert and spend a day at the Kansas State Fair,” she said in the release.

Hanson, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was formed in 1992 when the brothers’ ages ranged from six to 11 years old. Their 1997 hit, “MMMBop,” reached No. 1 in the U.S. and in other countries. The band created its own independent label in 2003. Other Hanson hits include “Where’s the Love,” “I Will Come to You,” “Weird,” “Anthem,” and “Get the Girl Back.”

Bickel urged fairgoers to purchase concert tickets in person at the State Fair ticket office at 2000 N. Poplar St., or by calling (620) 669-3618, or through Etix.

Websites selling inflated grandstand tickets have popped up, Bickel said. One website listed seats for Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots, to perform Friday, Sept. 6, between $60 and $300. The State Fair is selling those same seats for $20 to $65, the release pointed out.

When a ticket is purchased in person at the State Fair office on Poplar Street, a $5 handling fee is waived.

All concert tickets purchased through Aug. 11 include gate admission to the fairgrounds.

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