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Saturday State Fair attendance nears record with Pentatonix concert

(NTV News)

The Nebraska State Fair is known for its concerts, and Saturday night's Pentatonix concert sold out with fans numbering in the thousands.

The fair director said the largest crowd the state fair has seen in one day since its move to Grand Island was about 71,000 people.

He said they got close to that number on Saturday.

The concert alone brought in a crowd of 13,000 fans.

"It was definitely a huge day," said Joseph McDermott, executive director of the Nebraska State Fair. "We had 13,000 people, which was a sell-out for last night's Pentatonix concert. It was just a huge day for us. We have wonderful support from the city of Grand Island, from the community, from Central Nebraska, and really, the whole state is really behind the Nebraska State Fair."

Starting on Wednesday, the fair will be hosting indoor concerts.

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