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Shaboozey at the Illinois State Fair Grandstand

Sun, Aug 18 , 2024 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm

801 E Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702

Don't miss Shaboozey at the Illinois State Fair Grandstand on Sunday August 18th.

Rising multi-faceted artist Shaboozey is building his own world, carving his lane in the alternative country and hip-hop space. Born to parents of Nigerian descent and raised in the small town of Woodbridge, VA, Shaboozey grew up on an eclectic mix of music encompassing everything from classic hip-hop and R&B, to country and blues icons like Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks, and Lead Belly, to master lyricists, such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

A true crossover artist, he began his epic 2024 run in March with two standout features on Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter—the only artist with multiple appearances on the album. His latest body of work, the critically acclaimed masterpiece "Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going," debuted in the top five of the Billboard 200 and was praised in The New York Times for “bring[ing] hip-hop grit to country.” The album’s smash single “A Bar Song (Tipsy),” which is 2X RIAA-certified platinum and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, launched him to mainstream stardom and has become the song of the summer.

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