First Two Nights of the 2024 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Announced

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DES MOINES, IA (11/29/2023) (readMedia)-- It's time to think warmer weather with the first two nights of the 2024 Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Lauren Daigle, who has never played at the Iowa State Fair, will be returning to Des Moines opening night, August 8th with special guest Blessing Offor. On Friday, August 9th rock legend FOREIGNER is bringing their Historic Farewell Tour with special guest, rockstar and activist, Melissa Etheridge, to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2024

Lauren Daigle with special guest Blessing Offor at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $35- $65

FRIDAY, AUG. 9, 2024

FOREIGNER: Historic Farewell Tour with special guest Melissa Etheridge at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $35 - $70

On sale Friday, December 1, 2023 at 10 a.m. at or 800-514-3849

The 2024 Iowa State Fair Grandstand lineup is shaping up to be one for the history books. Two more acts will be announced before the end of the year.

BEWARE of THIRD PARTY TICKET SALES: Only and etix.comsell official online tickets for the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee tickets purchased from other sources are valid and we cannot assist with refunds or exchanges from third party ticket sellers. Children under the age of 2 do not need a Grandstand ticket. Please see concert maps for reserved and seated or standing pit area. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission.


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. Catch Fair Fever at the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18, 2024. For more information, visit