A Illinois native is the first headliner announced for the 2018 Illinois State Fair.

It was announced today that Brett Eldredge will be among the headliners for this year's Illinois State Fair. He will be hitting the grandstand on Saturday, August 18th along with an opening act that will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale later this spring.

A native of Paris, Illinois, this will be Brett's first time on the State Fair stage in Springfield.

The Illinois State fair will run from August 9 to August 19, and additional headlining artists will be announced in the days and weeks to come. We will keep you posted with more announcements as they are made available.