Eastern Illinois' own Brett Eldrege will turn this year's Illinois State Fair into a homecoming. Eldredge will be the headliner at the Grandstand stage on August 17th. Acting State Fair Manager Luke Sailer says Eldrege is a great fit, especially because he remains true to his Illinois roots.
Sailer says Eldredge also gets high marks for fan friendliness.
An opening act has not been announced. Fair officials say tickets will go on sale later this spring.