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Wednesday's Entertainment - 38 Special

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General Grandstand 38 Special
General Grandstand 38 Special
General Grandstand Admission $30.00 Grandstand Admission
Trackside 38 Special
Aug 23, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Trackside-All ages $40.00 Trackside
VIP Ticket
VIP 38 Special
Aug 23, 2023 | 7:30 PM
VIP 38 Special
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38 Special

38 Special

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Gate Admission included with your advanced concert ticket purchase.

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Central Wisconsin State Fair Grandstand
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online, in the Fair office, or at the Grandstand Ticket booth one hour prior to the show. Grandstand section is first come, first serve. Reserve seating is available in the VIP and Trackside section (see the map below).

Grandstand Seating: $30 (Includes Gate Admission)
Track-side: $40 (Includes Gate Admission)
Do you like to dance the night away? Track-side is just the place to do that! Track-side is a specified section in front of the grandstand area, that will be standing room only.
VIP Ticket Prices: $70 (Includes Gate Admission)
VIP Ticket included two free drink tickets.
VIP is a specified section in front of the stage. A limited amount of reserve-able chairs are provided. (see map below)


After more than four decades, 38 SPECIAL continues to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. At each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance.

Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.

With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more – Timeless hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present - day touring regimen.

Guitarist/vocalist DON BARNES says it's all about maintaining that intensity in their live shows. “We never wanted to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years. We're a team, and it's always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don’t slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win.”

Completing the team is bassist BARRY DUNAWAY, drummer GARY MOFFATT and key boardist/vocalist BOBBY CAPPS. The most recent addition to the band is legendary virtuoso guitarist and vocalist JERRY RIGGS.

For 38 Special onstage, it is a celebration of camaraderie and brotherhood, a precision unit bringing the dedication and honesty to a long history of classic songs, as well as surprisingly fresh new material.

Since 1976, the band has released more than 15 albums. And from the start, they’ve toured relentlessly, bringing their signature brand of ‘muscle and melody’ to fans worldwide.

It is that steely determination that lives on in the hearts of these ‘Wild - Eyed Southern Boys.'

Barnes adds, "This music keeps our wheels on the road. We're a band that's tried to stay honest with what has driven us over the years. We started out with nothing but bold determination to make our own history and to endure. Looking back now, it has been our greatest pride to have persevered and attained that level of success and longevity. For us, it's the ultimate validation.”

“The magic's still there,” adds Barnes. "It's an emotional high for us to keep 'bringing it' after all these years. When those lights go down and we all walk up those steps to the stage and hear that crowd roar, it’s a real rush to the head.
It feels like we're getting ready to strap ourselves in and it just takes off from there."


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