This was a record setting year for grandstand concerts at the Illinois State Fair. State Fair Spokesperson Kristi Jones says the fair ended up with the second highest grossing lineup in Illinois State Fair history.
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Attendance was down at the fair this year with 411,547 people visiting the annual event but Jones says they are using new methodology to come up with more accurate figures than in the past. Despite the lower numbers gate and parking revenue was just $55,000 short of the 2014 totals.