"Nothing Compares" to Iowa State Fair FREE Entertainment

DES MOINES, IA (04/30/2019) (readMedia)-- With only 99 days until the Iowa State Fair, there's a lot to be excited for, including Free Entertainment acts. From classic rock, comedy and 90's hits, from hip-hop, to Christian, jazz, blues, pop and country, "Nothing Compares" to the FREE Entertainment line up at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. More than a half million dollars' worth of free entertainment can be found August 8-18, 2019.

A complete listing of dates and locations follows; visit www.iowastatefair.org for more information. Free Entertainment previously held on the Bud Light stage have been moved to other stages in 2019 to allow for new entertainment options.

Susan Knapp Amphitheater with media sponsor FOX 17

August 8 Maddie Poppe

August 9 Ned LeDoux

August 10 Logan Mize

August 11 Broadway's Rock of Ages Band

August 12-13 Hairball

August 14 Chicks with Hits featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss

August 15 Brandon Lay

August 16 Country Gold

August 17 Ross Ellis

August 18 Tyler Rich

Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi with media sponsor CW IOWA 23

August 8-9 Matt's Family Jam

August 10 2019 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation

August 11-12 A Cappella Group Kazual

August 13-17 Ron Diamond

August 18 Unspoken

MidAmerican Energy Stage with Iowa Reality and media sponsor KCCI 8

August 8-18 Vocal Trash

August 8 The Wild Feathers

August 9 The Nadas

August 10-11 Sweet Tea Trio

August 12 Prince Tribute "The Purple Xperience"

August 13 Jamestown Revival

August 14 Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses

August 15 Flatland Cavalry

August 16 Bob Dorr and the Iowa Music Revue

August 17 KIX

August 18 Nelson

Fun Forest Stage

August 8-18 The Dollipops

August 8-18 The Rubber Chicken Show

Other Grounds Entertainment

Chainsaw Artists Gary Keenan and TJ Jenkins

Red Trouser Show

Brian Sobaski's Straw Art


Rock-It the Robot

**Bandaloni- special note: returns after a 1-year hiatus

Sea Lion Splash

Kachunga and the Alligator Show

**Wool Riders Only's Mutton Bustin'-special note: NEW

All free entertainment is available with admission. Advanced admission tickets are available for $8 now through August 7. Purchase tickets online at iowastatefair.org or beginning July 1, tickets will be available at participating Iowa Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drug, Fareway, Price Chopper and Cash Saver locations. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office opens Monday, July 8 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 Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.