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L-R: Exile: Steve Goetzman, JP Pennington, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Les Taylor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2021) – American Country Rock Band and Kentucky Music Hall of Fame members, Exile, have been announced as part of the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series during the 2021 Kentucky State Fair, with their performance to be held on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. The Kentucky State Fair is held in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Exposition Center August 19-29. The Texas Roadhouse Concert Series will feature a wide range of musical artists with a different concert every night and all concerts are free with paid gate admission. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit "We're delighted to be back at The Kentucky State Fair as part of The Texas Roadhouse Concert Series. We played that venue a couple of years ago, and had a blast," shares Exile! “All the members of Exile have been coming to The State Fair for decades - it's one of the best fairs in the country, and we're honored to be a part of it." “We’re excited to welcome everyone to the Kentucky State Fair and Texas Roadhouse Concert series this August. We’ve got a great lineup with old friends like Exile and the Oak Ridge Boys and up-and-coming future country artists like Jameson Rodgers and White Reaper. Additionally, we have seven artists that are from Kentucky, which shows the incredible talent we have here in the Commonwealth. This year’s concert series will offer something for everyone and be the perfect celebration after a year without many of our traditional concerts and events,” said David S. Beck, President and CEO of Kentucky Venues. The camaraderie and all parts of the glue that has held the group Exile together is very healthy, and their longevity will be ongoing as the Pop/Country crossover hit-making band continues to tour, performing their greatest hits, fan-favorite on-the-road songs from over the years, and plan to announce new tour dates ongoing in 2021. Exile Tour Schedule: June 6 - Panama Beach, FL - Holiday Inn Resort June 27 - Georgetown, KY - Cardome Renaissance Center July 3 - Greenville, IL - Bond Co Fourth Fest July 9 - Brainerd, MN – Iconic Fest July 10 - Onawa, IA - Blackbird Bend Casino July 15 - New Braunfels, TX - Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre July 16 - Lubbock, TX - Spirit Ranch July 17 - Georgetown, TX – Hardtails Bar & Grill July 23 - Pennsboro, WV – Pennsboro Speedway July 24 - Hopewell, VA - The Beacon Theatre Aug. 6 - Lovington, NM - Lea County Fairgrounds Aug. 8 - New Paltz, NY - Ulster County Fair Aug. 18 - Nashville, TN Volunteer Jam XXI: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels Aug. 20 - Crockett, TX - Crockett Civic Center Aug. 21 - Hockley, TX - 2920 Roadhouse Aug. 28 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky State Fair Sept 10 - Seymour, IN - Jackson Live and Event Center Sept 11 - McCleansboro, IL- Fall Festival Sept 17 - Reidsville, NC - The Reidsville Showcase Theatre Sept 18 - Liberty, NC - The Liberty Showcase Theater Sept 22 - West Springfield, MA - Eastern States Exposition Sept 23 - West Springfield, MA - Eastern States Exposition Oct. 1 - Liberty, KY - Old Mill Park Festival Oct. 2 - Effingham, IL - Effingham Performing Arts Center Oct. 8 - Bradford, PA - Bradford Performing Arts Center Oct. 9 - Rio Grande, OH - Bob Evans Farm Festival Oct. 15 - Grand Junction, CO - Warehouse 2565 Oct. 16 - Loveland, CO - Rialto Theater Center

About The Kentucky State Fair: Kentucky State Fair history encompasses Kentucky’s growth and change in communication, transportation, technology and popular culture. Fair history reflects the challenges we have faced over the past century: to fight war and disease, to shift from rural toward increasingly more urban, to advance human rights and to grow more prosperous. The Fair has become the training ground, the testing site, and the public showcase for the Commonwealth’s progress. To borrow a promotional phrase used throughout the early decades of Fair history, the Fair is Kentucky Proud. About Exile: Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their over 58 year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980’s Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” The hit song "Kiss You All Over" was used in the 1996 Adam Sandler movie “Happy Gilmore” and in the 2006 film “Employee of the Month.” They have toured with acts including Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and The Judds. The 5 original Exile members re-formed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Current members of the band include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. 2021 celebrates 58 years for the band and the 43rd anniversary of the hit song “Kiss You All Over.”


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