These three country stars will headline 2022 New Mexico State Fair

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Martina McBride, Dwight Yoakam and Mark Chestnutt will all take to the stage in September for the 2022 New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque.
Martina McBride, Dwight Yoakam and Mark Chestnutt will all take to the stage in September for the 2022 New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque.

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico State Fair announced its 2022 concert lineup Tuesday, featuring all-star country music headliners, for the upcoming annual event taking place in September.

The state fair will return to Expo NM in Albuquerque from Sept. 8-18. Representatives released the concert and rodeo lineup Tuesday, July 5. The schedule includes:

  • Sept. 9: Martina McBride with PRCA Rodeo

  • Sept. 10: Dwight Yoakam with PRCA Rodeo

  • Sept. 15: PRCA Rodeo with concert headliner to be announced

  • Sept. 16: Mark Chestnutt with PRCA Rodeo

  • Sept. 17: PRCA Rodeo with concert headliner to be announced

  • Sept. 18: PRCA Rodeo Matinee

A news release stated that all concert and rodeo events will be held inside Tingley Coliseum. More entertainers will be announced in the weeks to come.

Dwight Yoakam performs "Seven Spanish Angels" at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Dwight Yoakam performs "Seven Spanish Angels" at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

“There is not much else that screams ‘New Mexico State Fair’ more than our annual Rodeo/Concert Series inside Tingley Coliseum,” said Dan Mourning, state fair general manager. “This year we have one of the most impressive lineups we’ve ever had that includes country legends: Martina McBride, Dwight Yoakam and Mark Chesnutt, bringing that old school classic country to New Mexico. You just aren’t going to (see) this pedigree of classic country artists anywhere else in New Mexico this Fall.”

Many other performers will take to other stages throughout the area during the week and a half-long event.

Concert and rodeo event tickets go on sale July 15 online at www.statefair.exponm.com. Event tickets will include admission to the fair itself.

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Leah Romero is the trending reporter at the Las Cruces Sun-News and can be reached at 575-418-3442, LRomero@lcsun-news.com or @rromero_leah on Twitter.

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