1980s Heartthrob Rick Springfield Performs Free Show at Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS – He told fans “don’t talk to strangers,” but fairgoers might want to avoid this Aussie singer’s advice and spread the word about the free Rick Springfield concert presented by the Hoosier Lottery Aug. 12 at the Indiana State Fair. The Rick Springfield show is just one of over a dozen awesome shows that will be staged during the 2010 Indiana State Fair at the Indiana State Fairgrounds just north of downtown Indy.

Springfield, who scored 17 Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Human Touch” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” will perform at 7 p.m. at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand. The show is free with paid admission to the fair.

Some people may remember Springfield from his role as Dr. Noah Drake on the soap opera “General Hospital,” but most still know him as the power-pop superstar that has sold 19 million albums. He continues to perform more than 100 energized shows each year and has a recurring role on Showtime’s “Californication.”

Tickets are also still available for previously announced State Fair concerts, including Rascal Flatts with special guest Kellie Pickler (Aug. 7), KISS (Aug. 9), Chris Tomlin and TobyMac (Aug. 11),Drake with special guests New Boyz and Iyaz (Aug. 13), Keith Urban with special guest Kris Allen (Aug. 14), Selena Gomez & The Scene (Aug. 15), comedian Jeff Dunham (Aug. 18) and Sugarlandwith special guest Little Big Town (Aug. 20). For tickets to those shows, contact the Indiana State Fairgrounds Box Office at (317) 927-7601 or visit www.indianastatefair.com.

Here is a little about the  Indiana State Fair, one of the best Indianapolis events during the entire year.

The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event attracting more than 900,000 people annually.  Nationally recognized for offering the best in entertainment, showcasing youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premiere facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual tradition for generations of Hoosiers since 1852.  Admission is $7 in advance, $8 at the gate – kids 5 and younger are free.  For more information, please visit www.indianastatefair.com.