"Nothing Compares" to Iowa State Fair Free Entertainment

DES MOINES, IA (05/31/2018) (readMedia)-- 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 2018 Iowa State Fair. More than a half million dollars' worth of free entertainment can be found August 9-19, 2018.

A complete listing of dates and locations follows, visit www.iowastatefair.org for more information:

Susan Knapp Amphitheater sponsored by Coors Light with media sponsor FOX 17

August 9 High Valley

August 10 Drew Baldridge

August 11 Faren Rachels

August 12 Jordan Davis

August 13 Ashley McBryde

August 14 Tegan Marie

August 15 Country Gold

August 16 Brown and Gray

August 17 Runaway June

August 18 Muscadine Bloodlines

August 19 The Gap Experience

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

August 9-10 Matt's Family Jam

August 11 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation

August 12-13 Redhead Express

August 14-18 Ron Diamond

August 19 Jordan Feliz

Bud Light Stage with media sponsor Local 5

August 9 Queensryche

August 10 Faster Pussycat

August 11 The Iron Maidens

August 12 Lissie

August 13-14 Hairball

August 15 Great White

August 16 Brian Howe, formerly of Bad Company

August 17 Autograph

August 18 Paradise Kitty

August 19 Here Come the Mummies

MidAmerican Energy Stage with Iowa Reality and media sponsor KCCI 8

August 9 The Lone Bellow

August 10 The Nadas

August 11-12 Renata

August 13 Biz Markie

August 14 Marc Broussard

August 15 Leela James

August 16 Martin Sexton

August 17 Bob Dorr and the Iowa Music Review

August 18 Blessid Union of Souls

August 19 DMC of Run DMC

Fun Forest Stage

August 9-19 The Dollipops

August 9-19 The Rubber Chicken Show Featuring Greg Frisbee

Grounds Entertainment

Don't miss grounds entertainment daily from Fair favorites; Chainsaw Artist Gary Keenan, Hedrick's Petting Zoo and the Red Trouser Show. Brian Sobaski's straw art returns to the Thrill Ville entrance and Sandscapes will be sculpting outside near the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building. Popular acrobatic show, iFlip and the walking transformers, Robocars return for 2018. Dan Dan the Famer Man comedy is making his Iowa State Fair debut.

All free entertainment is available with admission. Advanced admission tickets are available for $8 now through August 8. 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 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 Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.