- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Fair has decided to discontinue its Sunday night outdoor concert during the first weekend of the fair.

Fair director Joseph McDermott tells the Grand Island Independent (http://bit.ly/2dj6pkx ) that this year’s Sunday concert, which featured San Francisco-based group Train, did not draw as many people as anticipated. McDermott faulted the timing, noting that people have to be at work and school early the next day on Monday.

While the fair won’t have an outdoor concert on Sunday in 2017, McDermott said officials still plans to bring in high-quality acts for Friday and Saturday of the opening week of the fair.

He says the State Fair has hired a firm that will use social media to help determine which bands it will pursue for the 2017 fair.

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Information from: The Grand Island Independent, http://www.theindependent.com

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