ALBUQUERQUE—Tickets for the 2007 entertainment at “The Biggest Show in New Mexico” – the New Mexico State Fair – go on sale Saturday, July 28, at 10:00 a.m.. Tickets may be purchased at Expo New Mexico, on-line at, by phone from Ticketmaster or at any Ticketmaster location. The Expo box office is located under the portico at the main entrance turnstiles of the fairgrounds. 

Tingley Coliseum, which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, will host Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Eddie Money on September 7, the opening night of the fair; Randy Travis and Jo Dee Messina on September 8, followed by seven nights of PRCA Rodeo with concerts featuring various artists: Trent Tomlinson on September 13; Josh Turner presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store on September 14; Tanya Tucker, September 15; Kellie Pickler, September 16; Danielle Peck, September 20; Jack Ingram, September 21; and artist to be announced, September 22.

Tickets for Creedence Clearwater Revisited with Eddie Money range from $18 to $38; tickets for Randy Travis with Jo Dee Messina $21 to $41; and tickets for the rodeo concert series: $26 for box seats, $16 for chair back and $11, general admission.         

Tingley Coliseum opened in September, 1957, when Western stars Roy Rogers, the King of the Cowboys, and Dale Evans, Queen of the West, were the first celebrities to appear in the new coliseum, along with the Sons of the Pioneers, performing for over a week to sold-out crowds.   Since then Tingley has welcomed hundreds of artists to its stage. More information on the history of Tingley Coliseum and the State Fair can be found in the book “State Fair! The Biggest Show in New Mexico” available at Expo New Mexico.