With concert season rapidly approaching, we're taking a look at some of the best country shows scheduled around the region. St. Louis has a ton of great country stars booked, and several big names will also be appearing in Springfield in the coming months.

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  • Cole Swindell and The Cadillac Three

    The Sangamon County Fair is in New Berlin, Illinois, just outside of Springfield. Their 2015 fair lineup is a good one, and the grandstand entertainment for this year begins on Thursday, June 18. The Cadillac Three will open for Cole Swindell. Tickets are $20, and that includes fair admission, grandstand seating, and carnival rides. For an extra $10 you can purchase reserved seating for the concert.

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  • Joe Nichols with Craig Campbell

    Joe Nichols will appear with Craig Campbell at the Sangamon County Fair on Friday, June 19. Tickets are $20, which includes fair admission, grandstand seating, and carnival rides. For an extra $10 you can purchase reserved seating for the concert. Sangamon County Fair dates for this year are June 17-June 21.

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  • Parmalee with Granger Smith

    Parmalee will headline the Sangamon County Fair in New Berlin on Saturday, June 20. Granger Smith will open. Just like the previous concert nights at the fair, all-inclusive tickets are $20 for admission to the fair, carnival rides, and grandstand seating for the show. Reserved tickets will be sold for an additional $10.

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  • Jamey Johnson

    Multiple Grammy nominee, and ACM and CMA winner Jamey Johnson will perform July 11 at Boondocks in Springfield. Tickets for this 21 and older show are $35 in advance, and are on sale now.

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  • Justin Moore, Josh Thompson and Jon Pardi

    The first country date at this year's Illinois State Fair will be Sunday, August 16, when Justin Moore, Josh Thompson and Jon Pardi will perform. VIP tickets are $46, track tickets are $31, tier 1 tickets are $31, tier 2 tickets are $26, and tier 3 tickets are $21.

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  • Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery and Raelynn

    Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery and Raelynn will be at the Illinois State Fair on Tuesday, August 18. VIP tickets for that concert are $65, track seats are $50, tier 1 tickets are $50, tier 2 tickets are $45, and tier 3 tickets are $40.

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  • Hank Williams Jr.

    Hank Williams Jr. will perform on August 21 at the Illinois State Fair. Classic rock group .38 Special will open. VIP tickets are $47, track tickets are $35, Tier 1 tickets are $35, Tier 2 tickets are $30 and Tier 3 tickets are $25.

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  • Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford and Michael Ray

    Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford and Michael Ray will close the Illinois State Fair on Sunday, August 23. VIP tickets are $54, track tickets are $39, tier 1 are $39, tier 2 tickets are $34, and tier 3 tickets are $29.

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