State Fair, Etix start ticket sales Saturday

State Fair officials said Etix will be the new ticket selling agent for Grandstand concerts during the annual State Fair. This company provides ticket-selling services to fairs, theaters, music festivals and sporting events across the country.

The service fee for tickets purchased online, over the phone or at the box office will be $3.75. There will be an additional fee of approximately 3 percent if the tickets are purchased with a credit card. This represents more than a 25 percent reduction in the service fees from the previous vendor.

Tickets for the Keith Urban and Jason Aldean concerts will be available at the State Fair Box Office on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and through etix.com or 1-800-514-3849. Prior to the on-sale date, a direct link to the online ticketing system will be posted at www.nysfair.org/grandstand.

The shows include:

Keith Urban with opening act David Nail performing at 7:30 pm on Friday, Aug. 24. Tickets prices are $65, $55 or $45.

Jason Aldean with opening act Luke Bryan appearing at 7:30 pm on Friday, Aug. 31. Tickets prices are $65, $55 or $45.