Toby Keith in Canfield Fair concert

Staff report


Toby Keith will headline a concert at the Canfield Fair on Sept. 3, it was announced Friday morning.

The show is part of the country music star’s Should’ve Been a Cowboy Tour.

Tickets are $42, $52, $72 and $92, and will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 13 at and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Keith’s long career as a music superstar includes many accolades.

He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York and is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year.

The Academy of Country Music has also honored him with its Poet’s Award for songwriting.

Keith’s list of hit songs include “I Love This Bar,” “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,” “How Do You Like Me Now?,” “Beer for My Horses” and “Whiskey Girl.”

Youngstown-based concert promotion company JAC Live was hired by the fair board last year to book concerts. John Mellencamp and Chris Young were last year’s headliners.

“Our partnership was a huge success last year, and we are excited to continue to grow the Canfield Fair’s grandstand entertainment,” said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Live, which also manages Covelli Centre in Youngstown and Packard Music Hall in Warren.

Ryan said that a second fair grandstand concert will be announced in coming weeks.

The Canfield Fair will run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3.

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