Acclaimed blues rock musician John Mayer will perform at the 2013 Illinois State Fair. The seven-time Grammy Award winner will take the Grandstand stage Sunday, Aug. 11 as the headline act for a concert that also will feature Phillip Phillips, the reigning American Idol champion.
"The state fair strives to bring nationally-known entertainers to Springfield and artists of this caliber can only further its reputation as a venue for the biggest names in the music industry," State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick said. "This is an exceptional booking and I can't wait to welcome John and Phillip to the fairgrounds."
Mayer is best-known for his hit singles "Your Body Is a Wonderland," "Daughters," "Waiting on the World to Change" and "Say," all of which earned him Grammys for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. He has recorded three number one albums, including his most recent release, "Born and Raised."