Friday, Day 9 of the Minnesota State Fair marked the beginning of the final weekend and you could feel it getting noticeably busier. The sun was shining, it was a beautiful day and people were having a great time.

The Grandstand show was one I was looking forward to as the legendary Lionel Richie was headlining. The appropriately named “Hello, Hits Tour” really brought me back as Richie cycled through song after very familiar song that were part of defining an era.  He didn’t look like he’d aged a bit in the last 20 year, and performed with energy and enthusiasm.  Of course the most important piece was also in place, he sang well and played great.  It was another sold out show for the Fair and it delivered on all counts.

We also made it out to see Tony! Toni! Tone! perform their throwback R&B hits as they headlined the Bandshell Tonight Concert Series at the Leinie’s Lodge.