Great Seats Available for Iowa State Fair Grandstand Shows Print
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Friday, 26 July 2013 14:36

DES MOINES, IA (07/26/2013)(readMedia)-- "Happiness Is" a rocking concert in the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Music-loving Fair fans still have time to purchase tickets for this year's line-up of award-winning Grandstand concert and track events. "Nothing Compares" to the 2013 Iowa State Fair set August 8-18.

Seats are still available for performances by hit Christian artist Casting Crowns, country stars Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith and Alan Jackson, pop-rockers Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted and Victoria Justice, and Saturday Night Live comedians Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon. Don't forget to get your yearly dose of all the roaring track action with the Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull, Deery Brothers Summer Series, Demolition Derby and Figure Eight.

Tickets for all Grandstand events are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800/745-3000 and through the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office. All concert events are reserved. All track events are general admission. Convenience charges apply to all tickets.

The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office, located on the front porch of the Administration Building, is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays for walk-up orders only (no mail, phone or fax orders). During the Fair, the Ticket Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair. Gate admission must be purchased separately.

Complete line-up follows:

2013 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up

presented by U.S. Cellular

Thursday, August 8 Casting Crowns with special guest Jeremy Camp, 8 p.m., $30

Friday, August 9 Happy Together Tour 2013 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Mark Lindsay former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Gary Lewis & The Playboys, 8 p.m., $25

Saturday, August 10 Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon from SNL, 8 p.m., $38

Sunday, August 11 Dierks Bentley with special guest Justin Moore, 8 p.m., $39

Monday, August 12 Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, Sport Mods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and 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

Tuesday, August 13 Victoria Justice with special guest Pentatonix, 8 p.m., $29

Wednesday, August 14 Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull sponsored by Iowa Farmer Today, 2 p.m., $20 Adults, $10 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

Thursday, August 15 Toby Keith Hammer Down Tour presented by Ford F-Series with special guest Kip Moore, 8 p.m., $49

Friday, August 16 Train with special guest Matt Nathanson, 8 p.m., $39

Saturday, August 17 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 17 Carly Rae Jepsen and The Wanted, 8 p.m., $35

Sunday, August 18 Alan Jackson and Gary Allan, 8 p.m., $39

"Nothing Compares" to the 2013 Iowa State Fair, August 8-18. Save money on advance admission tickets now through August 7 (while supplies last). The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.

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