Philly punk band The Wonder Years is the latest headliner

A beloved Philadelphia punk band is the next act in the 170th year of the Allentown Fair.

Second announcement by the organizers of the show in two days, the Wonder Years will perform on the podium on September 4th. The band are the third grandstand act announced so far, joining rising country music star Cole Swindell and Celtic punk band The Dropkick Murphys.

Since debuting in 2005, The Wonder Years have released six full albums, two EPs and several compilations which include their latest album titled “Sister Cities”. ‘No Closer to Heaven’, ‘Burst and Decay (An Acoustic EP)’, ‘Sister Cities’, ‘Suburbia’, ‘I’ve Given You All and Now…’ and ‘The Greatest Generation’ have all had Billboard 200 since 2011 .

Their September 4 show will also feature The Starting Line and Charly Bliss as special guests. The Starting Line is an American rock and pop punk band from Philadelphia and Charly Bliss is a four piece American power pop band from Brooklyn, New York.

Founded in 1999. The Starting Line celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019 by playing the Vans Warped Tour for the fourth time in San Francisco and Atlantic City. They have three full albums, three EPs and four live albums and are scheduled to play the When We Were Young festival in October 2022 in Las Vegas. Charly Bliss has two full albums, “Guppy” and: Young Enough” and an EP titled “Supermoon”. The group is frequently compared to Weezer and inspired by the Killers, Cibo Matto, the All-American Rejects, Fountains of Wayne and Kate Bush.

Tickets, Info: Tickets are $49 and include fair admission. They will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. June 10 at the Fair Box Office on the Allentown Fairgrounds and online at Special box office hours will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 10 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday. The Fair also offers discounted tickets, half-price admission to the Fair and prepaid premium parking for the concerts. For more information, visit the Fair’s website at


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