Halestorm, Hank Williams Jr. join 2022 State Fair concert lineup

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines


The Delaware State Fair says Sam Hunt, Hank Williams Jr., Halestorm, Nelly, Toby Mac and ZZ Top will headline the 2022 event. Photo by Scott Evers

The Delaware State Fair has announced two additional headline acts for its 2022 Delaware Lottery Summer Concert Series at the M&T Bank Grandstand.

Hard rock band Halestorm and country music star Hank Williams Jr. will join the star-studded list of acts that already includes Sam Hunt, Nelly, Toby Mac, ZZ Top, and, of course, the annual demolition derby. 

Hank Williams Jr. had been set to perform at the fair for the past two years, but the concert series was canceled in 2021 and Williams pulled out in 2021 over uncertainty relating to COVID restrictions. 

The State Fair announced the additional headline acts in a Facebook post Monday evening. 

The 103rd Delaware State Fair will be held from July 21 to 30, 2022. 

Delawareans will finally have their chance to witness the performances of Christian hip-hop star Toby Mac and country music songster Sam Hunt. Both were booked to perform at the 2021 fair but had to cancel due to the pandemic. 

Rapper Nelly’s appearance will mark his second visit to Delaware in less than a year after his performance at Firefly Music Festival in September. 

The star-studded lineup is refreshing news for devoted fairgoers. In 2020, all concerts were canceled due to the pandemic. Acts would have included country musicians Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr. and comedian Jim Gaffigan.

This past summer, the concert lineup originally featured TobyMac, Sam Hunt, Hank Williams Jr. and Vanilla Ice, but they all pulled out because of uncertainty surrounding the fate of Delaware’s COVID-19 large gathering restrictions. 

Delawareans can expect to see the following acts and others yet to be announced: 

  • Sam Hunt w/ Roman Alexander on Thursday, July 21
  • Halestorm on Friday, July 22
  • Nelly on Saturday, July 23
  • Demolition Derby on Sunday, July 24
  • TobyMac w/ Cade Thompson on Tuesday, July 26
  • ZZ Top on Wednesday, July 27
  • Harness Racing on Thursday, July 28
  • Hank Williams Jr. on Saturday, July 30

Tickets range from $20 to $99 and can be purchased at this link.

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