DES MOINES, IA (05/20/2015)(readMedia)-- From rock legends to country up-and-comers, Fairgoers can enjoy more than a million dollars' worth of free entertainment throughout the 11 days of the 2015 Iowa State Fair. "Nothing Compares" to this year's entertainment, all free with gate admission. The Iowa State Fair runs August 13-23.

This year's line-up features southern rock band 38 Special. The group boasts more than twenty million in record sales, with hits such as "Hold On Loosely," "Second Chance," "Back Where You Belong" and more. Other rock groups include Head East, Autograph, Get the Led Out, and Steelheart.

After thirty years together, Restless Heart is still enjoying one of the most successful careers in country music history. With hits that include "I'll Still Be Loving You" and "When She Cries," their success includes six number one hits and the 1990 Vocal Group of the Year from the Academy of Country Music Awards. Other country acts include Haley & Michaels, Dan + Shay, Raelynn and Big Smo.

Back by popular demand, the self-proclaimed "Glee-meets-Stomp" group Vocal Trash will perform daily on the MidAmerican Energy Stage. Also returning is funk band Here Come the Mummies and Hairball, the world's ultimate 80s arena rock impersonation act.

Discounted admission tickets are available now through August 12, with savings of nearly 30 percent. Purchase tickets online at iowastatefair.org. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office opens Monday, July 6, for walk-up orders.

A complete listing of event dates, times and locations follows:

MidAmerican Energy Stage with Iowa Realty and media sponsor KCCI 8 News

August 13-23: Vocal Trash (Noon & 2 p.m.)

August 13: 38 Special (8 p.m.)

August 14: The Nadas (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 15: Bonne Finken (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 16-17: Home Free (8 p.m.)

August 18: Village People (8 p.m.)

August 19: Kentucky HeadHunters (8 p.m.)

August 20: Sir Mix-A-Lot (8 p.m.)

August 21: Fran Cosmo, a former singer of BOSTON (8 p.m.)

August 22: The Blue Band (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 23: Here Come the Mummies (8 p.m.)

Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi

August 13-14: Nathan Osmond (8 p.m.)

August 15: Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation (7 p.m.)

August 16-17: Redhead Express (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 18-22: Ron Diamond (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 23: Matt Maher (8 p.m.)

Bud Light Stage sponsored by ABC5

August 13: Lita Ford (8 p.m.)

August 14: Naked Eyes (8 p.m.)

August 15: Gabbie Rae (8 p.m.)

August 16-17: Hairball (7:30 p.m.)

August 18: Autograph (8 p.m.)

August 19: Get the Led Out (8 p.m.)

August 20-21: Head East (8 p.m.)

August 22: Steelheart (8 p.m.)

August 23: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas (8 p.m.)

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

August 13: Clare Dunn (8 p.m.)

August 14: Jamie Lynn Spears (8 p.m.)

August 15: Chris Lane (8 p.m.)

August 16: Haley & Michaels (8 p.m.)

August 17: Old Dominion (8 p.m.)

August 18: Restless Heart (8 p.m.)

August 19: Dan + Shay (8 p.m.)

August 20: Big Smo (8 p.m.)

August 21: Country Gold (5 &7:30 p.m.)

August 22: Raelynn (8 p.m.)

August 23: Brandy Clark (8 p.m.)

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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 the 2015 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23, 2015. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.

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