Nelly with Willie Jones

Nelly with Willie Jones


2:00 P.M.


It’s time to brush up on your “Country Grammar” — hip-hop rapper Nelly is coming to the Kansas State Fair.

The three-time Grammy award winner will perform at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept.18 at the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand. Performing after Nelly is rising country/R & B star Willie Jones.

Ticket prices are $25 to $65, which includes gate admission to the Fair if purchased by Aug. 15.

About Nelly

Nelly, a diamond-selling, multi-platinum artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor, has sold more than 22 million albums, ranking him as one of the best-selling rap artists in America. Nelly burst onto the scene in the early 2000s with songs such as “Ride Wit Me,” “Hot in Herre,” “Air Force Ones” and “Country Grammar,” which celebrated its 20th anniversary in June. He is currently a contestant on the Fall 2020 season of "Dancing with the Stars." Nelly is also featured on Jimmie Allen's new song, "Good Times Roll.

Other hits include “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” “Dilemma,” “Over and Over” featuring Tim McGraw and “Just a Dream.”

Both Nelly’s Country Grammar album and his collaboration on Florida Georgia Line’s single “Cruise” achieved diamond status. “Cruise” is one of 35 singles — and only two country songs — to reach diamond certification. Nelly is just one of about 15 rappers to achieve this honor.

Willie Jones

Willie Jones is a Shreveport, LA native, The Penthouse recording artist and Warner Chappell songwriter. He seamlessly blends hip-hop and country music, paving the way for a genre-expanding sound that’s truly signature to Jones himself. Armed with more than 1 million followers across social platforms, he recently debuted his own Apple Music show called “The Cross Roads Radio.” Jones just released his debut album ‘Right Now’ amassing a cumulative stream count of 35M to date on Spotify, featuring the poignant patriotic single “American Dream.” The video clip of this anthem was jointly premiered on CMT and BET, a first for the networks. The rising artist has been covered by NPR All Things Considered, Forbes, Rolling Stone, E! News, PEOPLE, MTV and more.

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