DES MOINES, IA (02/26/2018) (readMedia)-- The 6th and 7th Acts have been announced for the 2018 Iowa State Fair and they keep getting better and better! Country smash duo, Florida Georgia Line brings their multi-platinum sound to the Iowa State Fair on the final night of the 2018 Fair, Sunday, August 19. Decades spanning, chart toppers Earth, Wind & Fire take the stage on Thursday, August 16.
Florida Georgia Line and Earth, Wind & Fire join already announced Grandstand Acts: Casting Crowns (August 9), Reba (August 10), Old Dominion (August 12), Jim Gaffigan (August 14), and Sugarland (August 17). Tickets for Florida Georgia Line (August 19) and Earth, Wind & Fire (August 16) go on sale on Friday, March 9, at 10:00 a.m.
Florida Georgia Line with special guest Jillian Jacqueline
Since their breakout in 2012, Florida Georgia Line has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM, CMA, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. The top-shelf entertainers continue to crush records as the first and only country act to achieve RIAA Diamond certification: 10 million copies sold for their breakout smash, "Cruise," which is the best-selling digital country single of all time. Their previous BMLG Records releases- 2x Platinum debut, "Here's to the Good Times" and Platinum, "Anything Goes" have attributed to sales surpassing 30 million tracks and more than 4.2 million albums worldwide.
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $70, $75, $80
Earth, Wind & Fire with special guest Sinbad
With a signature sound beyond category and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, the band's legendary journey has set the standard for music of all genres and made a profound and lasting impact on popular culture. Earth, Wind & Fire has released 23 albums. They have recorded eight #1 R&B singles and eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums. Earth, Wind & Fire has earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold over 100 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot as one of best-selling music artists of all time.
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $37, $42, $47
Tickets On sale: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.at www.etix.com or 800-514-3849
Ticket prices vary depending on location of seats in the Grandstand. Tickets go on sale at www.etix.com or call 800-514-3849. Please see concert maps for reserved and standing pit area seating. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission, but discounted advanced admission tickets are available at www.iowastatefair.org. The Iowa State Fair is not responsible for tickets purchased through any third party vendors; please check that you are purchasing tickets from www.etix.com.
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The Iowa State Fair Grandstand area is undergoing renovations for 2018, although the historic Grandstand structure will remain intact. Thanks to a generous $1 million donation from Kyle and Sharon Krause, and Kum & Go, the Blue Ribbon Foundation is able to improve the Grandstand stage. Fair fans will enjoy renovations this year including 4,000 more seats, new restrooms, and the newly named Kum & Go stage. 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 Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.