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Iowa State Fair-2017

August 10 8:00 am - August 20 12:00 am
Iowa State Fair
Des Moines, IA United States

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From classic rock legends to pop stars and country up-and-comers, Fairgoers can enjoy more than a half million dollars’ worth of free entertainment at the 2017 Iowa State Fair, August 10-20. “Nothing Compares” to the thrills of free entertainment at the Fair!

A complete listing of event dates, times and locations follows, visit for more information:

Susan Knapp Amphitheater 

August 10 The Lacs (8 p.m.)

August 10 (daytime) Jason Brown (1 & 3 p.m.)

August 11 Waterloo Revival (8 p.m.)

August 12 Reverie Lane (8 p.m.)

August 13 The Shadowboxers (8 p.m.)

August 14 Brett Young (8 p.m.)

August 15 Restless Heart (8 p.m.)

August 16 Chris Lane (8 p.m.)

August 17 Drake White and The Big Fire (8 p.m.)

August 18 Carly Pearce (8 p.m.)

August 19 Country Gold (LeRoy Van Dyke, Gary Morris, Rex Allen Jr.) (6 & 8 p.m.)

August 20 LANco (8:00 p.m.)

Anne and Bill Riley Stage 

August 10-11 Tonic Sol fa (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 12 Queen Coronation (7 p.m.)

August 13-17 Ron Diamond (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 18-19 Matt’s Family Jam (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 20 Zach Williams (8 p.m.)

Bud Light Stage

August 10 KIX (8 p.m.)

August 11 Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri (8 p.m.)

August 12 Bang Tango (8 p.m.)

August 13 Slaughter (8 p.m.)

August 14-15 Hairball (8 p.m.)

August 16 moe. (8 p.m.)

August 17 Nelson (8 p.m.)

August 18 Dokken (8 p.m.)

August 19 Saliva (8 p.m.)

August 20 Here Come the Mummies (8 p.m.)

MidAmerican Energy Stage 

August 10 Merle Haggard’s Strangers featuring Ben and Noel Haggard (8 p.m.)

August 11 The Nadas (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 12-13 Think Floyd USA (8 p.m.)

August 14 Casey Donahew Band (8 p.m.)

August 15 Club Noveau (8 p.m.)

August 16 Jordan Fisher (8 p.m.)

August 17-18 Green River Ordinance (8 p.m.)

August 19 The Blue Band (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 20 Tiffany (8 p.m.)

Tickets to for KING & COUNTRY (August 10), Nickelback (August 11), I Love the 90’s featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc & Young MC (August 12), Pentatonix (August 13), Paramore and X-Ambassadors (August 14), Flo Rida (August 15), Grand Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull (August 16) Alabama (August 17), Little Big Town (August 18), John Mellencamp (August 19) and Kid Rock (August 20) are also on sale

Discounted admission tickets are available now through August 9, with savings of over 30 percent. Purchase tickets online at, beginning July 1, admission tickets will be available at participating Fareway, Iowa Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drug, Price Chopper, and Cash Saver locations. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office opens Monday, July 5 for walk-up orders.

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Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit

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