CANCELLED: Chris Janson at the Kansas State Fair

For the safety of Kansans, the artists and the fans, the 2020 Kansas State Fair has been cancelled.

“Buy Me a Boat” singer Chris Janson coming to the Kansas State Fair

If you are looking for “Good Vibes” on a Friday night, you’ll find them at the Kansas State Fair in September.

Breakout country star Chris Janson is bringing his “Real Friends” tour to the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand on Friday, Sept. 18. The high-octane entertainer and composer is known for songs “Buy Me a Boat,” “Drunk Girl” and “Good Vibes.”

Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, March 20. The Fair’s ticket office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day to accommodate walk-in traffic and phone calls. Fans can snag tickets two days earlier, on Wednesday, March 18, by signing up for the Fair’s email list at

Ticket prices are $25 to $65, which includes gate admission to the Fair if purchased by Aug. 15. 

“Chris Janson is a spirited performer who continues to rise in popularity with every song he releases,” said General Manager Robin Jennison. “He’s an entertainer in every sense of the word. His concert starts of an exciting last weekend of grandstand entertainment, which also features Nelly and Darci Lynne Farmer.”

About Janson

Called a “live legacy in the making” by Rolling Stone, Chris Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist and award-winning singer/songwriter. The three-time CMA nominee has collected prestigious accolades that place him amongst country music greats. He won ACM Video of the Year for his Gold-certified hit “Drunk Girl,” which also earned the Song of the Year title at the 2018 MusicRow Awards. 

In 2015, Janson put himself on the country music map with his single “Buy Me a Boat.” The chart-topping, double-platinum single received the iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year in 2016 has had more than 82 million streams on Spotify.  

Other songs include “Fix a Drink,” “Power of Positive Drinkin’” and “Done.” “Good Vibes” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in October.

Janson also is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

When Purchasing Tickets

Fair officials advise fairgoers to be cautious when purchasing tickets. Etix is the only authorized seller for Fair tickets. Tickets can be purchased through Etix by visiting the Kansas State Fair’s website — or by stopping in at the Administration Building at 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson. After the on-sale date of March 20, the ticket office will open for the season in April after all the concerts have been announced. 

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