Grandstand Tickets On Sale April 14
DES MOINES, IA (03/01/2012)(readMedia)-- Journey with Pat Benatar and Loverboy will bring their classic rock to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand August 18. The show completes this year's Grandstand line-up. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10 a.m. on April 14 through all Ticketmaster outlets. The 2012 line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular.
With hits like "Don't Stop Believing", "Any Way You Want It" and "Faithfully", Journey has firmly established its musical legacy during its three decade career. The band is also among the best-selling artists with two gold, three platinum and eight multi-platinum albums. Four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar has been rocking the stage since the early 1980s, emerging as one of music's top-selling female artists and a leading vocalist in the industry. Loverboy's anthems became the party songs of an entire generation of rock fans.
Country superstars Rascal Flatts takes the stage August 19. Their numerous hits like "These Days," "Bless The Broken Road," and "Take Me There" have made them the most awarded group in country music history. The group will perform with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge.
Contemporary Christian artist TobyMac with special guests Tenth Avenue North and Jamie Grace bring their upbeat tunes to the stage opening night, August 9.
Miranda Lambert turns up the heat with her chart-topping country hits August 12. The Band Perry has taken country music by storm and they're not slowing down. The group performs August 14 with Easton Corbin. August 17 features country icon Hank Williams Jr. and his "Taking Back the Country" tour.
Launched into stardom with their hit show on Nickelodeon, Big Time Rush has quickly made their mark on the music scene and brings their show to the stage August 16.
The Grandstand will be filled with hits from the 60s and 70s on August 10 with the Happy Together Tour 2012 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams.
Larry the Cable Guy brings his brand of comedy to the stage August 11 with special guest Reno Collier.
Motor sports action kicks into high gear Monday, August 13 with the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models. Tumultuous Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pulling roars into the Grandstand Wednesday, August 15. A demolition derby tears up the track for a morning session Saturday, August 18.
Tickets for all concert and track events will go on sale Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. All concert events are reserved seating; track events are general admission. Beginning July 9, the Fair's Ticket Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays - Fridays and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays for walk-up orders only (no mail, phone or fax orders). Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission.
Today is the last day to join Fan Fair, which allows patrons to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public. All proceeds benefit the Blue Ribbon Foundation. For more information visit http://www.blueribbonfoundation.org/ways-to-give/membership-programs/fan-fair.
A complete listing of event dates, times and ticket prices follows:
2011 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up
presented by U.S. Cellular
Thursday, August 9 TobyMac with special guest Tenth Avenue North and Jamie Grace, 8 p.m., $32
Friday, August 10 Happy Together Tour 2012 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams, 8 p.m., $25
Saturday, August 11 Larry the Cable Guy with special guest Reno Collier, 8 p.m. $35
Sunday, August 12 An Evening with Miranda Lambert, 8 p.m., $48
Monday, August 13 Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, 5:30 p.m. Hot Laps, 6 p.m. Races, $15 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Tuesday, August 14 The Band Perry with special guest Easton Corbin, 8 p.m., $35
Wednesday, August 15 Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull, 2 p.m. $20 Adults, $10 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Thursday, August 16 An Evening with Big Time Rush, 7 p.m., $38
Friday, August 17 Hank Williams Jr. "Taking Back the Country Tour," 8 p.m., $39
Saturday, August 18 Demolition Derby, 11:30 a.m., $12 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Saturday, August 18 Journey with Pat Benatar and Loverboy, 8 p.m., $48
Sunday, August 19 Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge, 7 p.m., $59
"Nothing Compares" to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.
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