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Country Artist Cooper Alan with Frank Ray Hit the Stage at Kansas State Fair September 12


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Country music fans, mark your calendars! Rising star Cooper Alan will be performing with Frank Ray at the Kansas State Fair on Tuesday, September 12.

After graduating college, Cooper Alan packed up and moved to Nashville, TN where he has been making waves in the country music scene with his soulful lyrics and catchy melodies. The up-and-coming country star has independently built a fanbase of over 10 million followers and has earned over 200 million streams on his music. His hit singles include “New Normal”, “Tough Ones”, “Colt 45 (Country Remix)”, “Can’t Dance”, and many more. ​

Frank Ray, hailing from Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a former police officer turned country singer who has been making a name for himself with his unique blend of traditional country and Latin influences. His first single with Stoney Creek Records, “Country’d Look Good On You” was the most added song on country radio by a new artist in 2021. He’s made his Grand Ole Opry debut, performed the National Anthem at a Titans game and has been named one of Pandora’s Artists to Watch 2022 as well as a CMT Next Up Now artist.  ​

“Cooper Alan and Frank Ray are a great combination for the Kansas State Fair audience! Their energy and passion for country music are sure to create an amazing entertainment experience,” said Bryan Schulz, General Manager, Kansas State Fair.  ​

Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, May 12 at Anyone signed up for Kansas State Fair emails can get access to tickets with a presale code, Thursday, May 11.
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The show will be Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. ​

Ticket Options: ​

Reserved seats in the Grandstand are $30.  ​
There are several options for an upgraded Grandstand experience:  ​

Mel Hambelton Ford Party Pit ​

Party alongside the 2023 Grandstand artists! The Mel Hambelton Ford Party Pit gives concertgoers the opportunity to be on the floor, located right in front of the stage. Each ticket is $40.  ​

Metal & Soul Patio ​

Get all your friends close to the stage! Reserve a table on our Metal & Soul Patio to enjoy the show from a private table that seats six. Each table is $350. ​

Metal & Soul Patio with VIP Experience ​

Want the ultimate VIP treatment? In addition to a reserved table for six on the Metal & Soul Patio, this package provides three beverage coupons per person, complimentary food within the VIP seating area prior to the show, 2 VIP parking passes, and early entrance to the Grandstand. Each table with VIP experience is $500. ​

NOTE: Each grandstand ticket will also include a gate admission scan. Ticket will be valid on date of event only. Some exclusions apply. Visit to learn more. ​

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (620) 669-3618.  ​

2023 Kansas State Fair Nex-Tech Grandstand Acts (so far!): ​

  • Friday, Sept. 8 – NEEDTOBREATHE ​
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 – Carly Pearce with Megan Moroney ​
  • Sunday, September 10 –  Rob Schneider ​
  • Tuesday, September 12- Cooper Alan with Frank Ray ​
  • Wednesday, September 13 –  Matthew West with Anne Wilson ​
  • Thursday, Sept. 14 – Hairball ​
  • Friday, Sept. 15 – La Fiera de Ojinaga ​

​The Nex-Tech Grandstand is sponsored by Nex-Tech Wireless and Nex-Tech. ​


The 2023 Kansas State Fair will be September 8-17 in Hutchinson, Kansas. Proudly the largest gathering of Kansans each year, the Fair celebrates all the things beloved about the state: agriculture, education, entertainment, and more. For more information, and to learn about 2023 Fair offerings, visit​