'Nothing Compares' To Iowa State Fair Entertainment Line-Up

'Nothing Compares' To Iowa State Fair Entertainment Line-Up

Iowa State Fair announces schedules for entertainment on free stages and Grandstand events.

By Christina Dittmer

The line-ups are out for the 2014 Iowa State Fair free stage and Grandstand performers. The free entertainment, worth more than half a million dollars, is open to all people with paid entrance to the fair.

The schedule for free entertainment is as follows:

2014 ENTERTAINMENT: Performers at the 2014 Iowa State Fair include free performances by Los Lonely Boys, Trick Pony and Dustin Lynch, and Grandstand performances by Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Eli Young Band and Florida Georgia Line. Photo credit Iowa State Fair

Fairview Stage sponsored by Coors Light with media sponsor KCCI 8 News
August 7-17      Vocal Trash (1 & 3 p.m.)
August 7           Los Lonely Boys (8 p.m.)
August 8           The Nadas (7 & 9 p.m.)
August 9           Alien Ant Farm (8 p.m.)
August 10-11     Savannah Jack (7 & 9 p.m.)
August 12         Green River Ordinance (8 p.m.)
August 13         The Romantics (8 p.m.)
August 14         Trixter (8 p.m.)
August 15         Black Stone Cherry (8 p.m.)
August 16         The Blue Band (7 & 9 p.m.)
August 17         Here Come the Mummies (8 p.m.)

Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi
August 7-8        The Willis Clan (7 & 9 p.m.)
August 9           Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation (7 p.m.)
August 10-14     Ron Diamond (7 & 9 p.m.)
August 15-16     Ryan Shupe and The RubberBand (7 & 9 p.m.)
August 17         Bill Riley All Star Show (7 p.m.)

Bud Light Stage sponsored by ABC5
August 7           Winger (8 p.m.)
August 8           Great White (8 p.m.)
August 9           PopROCKS (7:30 & 9:30 p.m.)
August 10         Slaughter (8 p.m.)
August 11-12     Hairball (7:30 p.m.)
August 13         Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles (8 p.m.)
August 14         Ben Portsmouth (8 p.m.)
August 15-16     Yesterday: A Beatles Tribute (8 p.m.)
August 17         Fastball (8 p.m.)

Susan Knapp Amphitheater with media sponsor KDSM FOX 17
August 7           Kristian Bush (8 p.m.)
August 8           Jon Pardi (8 p.m.)
August 9           Dallas Smith (8 p.m.)
August 10         Trick Pony (8 p.m.)
August 11         Dustin Lynch (8 p.m.)
August 12         Country Gold (5 & 7:30 p.m.)
August 13         The Swon Brothers (8 p.m.)
August 14         Fair-well to Summer Dance Party (7 p.m.)
August 15         Eric Paslay (8 p.m.)
August 16         Sundy Best (8 p.m.)
August 17         Charles Esten (8 p.m.)

Grandstand Entertainment
Tickets for all concert and track events are on sale through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. All concert events are reserved seating, and track events are general admission. Beginning July 7, the fair's ticket office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday for walk-up orders only (assuming tickets remain; no mail, phone or fax orders). Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include fair admission. Gate admission must be purchased separately.

The line-up for Grandstand events is as follows:
2014 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up presented by U.S. Cellular
Thursday, August 7    
Newsboys with special guest Matthew West, 8 p.m., $30

Friday, August 8                     
HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2014 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary U.S. Bonds, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, 8 p.m., $25

Saturday, August 9                 
Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry with special guest Plain White T's, 8 p.m. $39

Sunday, August 10               
Winged Sprint Cars, 10:30 a.m. Hot Laps, 11 a.m. Races, $15 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

Sunday, August 10                   
The Stars of A&E's Duck Dynasty A Conversation with the Robertsons: Willie, Korie and Si, 8 p.m., $32

Monday, August 11                   
Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks, 5:30 p.m. Hot Laps, 6 p.m. Races, $17 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

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Tuesday, August 12                  
Florida Georgia Line with special guest Colt Ford, 8 p.m., $40

Wednesday, August 13             
Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull, 2 p.m., $20 Adults, $10 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under. Sponsored by Iowa Farmer Today

Thursday, August 14                
Jake Owen's Days of Gold Tour starring Jake Owen & Eli Young Band with special guest The Cadillac Three, 7 p.m., $40

Friday, August 15                     
Chevelle and Halestorm with special guest to be announced, 8 p.m., $35

Saturday, August 16                  
Demolition Derby: Modified Weld, Stock Weld and Compact Weld; Figure Eight: Front Wheel Drive and Rear Wheel Drive, 11:30 a.m., $15 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

Saturday, August 16                 
Lady Antebellum with special guests Billy Currington and Kelsey K, 8 p.m., $49

Sunday, August 17                   
Foreigner and Styx with special guest to be announced, 8 p.m., $39

Tickets for the Iowa State Fair can be purchased ahead of time at $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-11. Tickets are on sale at participating Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drug and Fareway stores and online through www.iowastatefair.org. The State Fair Ticket Office opens July 7. At the gate, ticket costs will be $11 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-11. Children ages 5 and under will be admitted free every day of the fair.

More information about the Iowa State Fair and Iowa State Fair entertainment can be found online.

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