DES MOINES, IA (05/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Throughout the 11 days of the 2014 Iowa State Fair, Fairgoers can enjoy more than half a million dollars worth of free entertainment from rock legends to country up-and-comers. "Nothing Compares" to this year's entertainment, all free with gate admission. The Iowa State Fair runs August 7-17.

This year's line-up features alternative rock band Alien Ant Farm. The group boasts more than five million record sales, a Grammy Award nomination and four top-ten singles including their double-platinum cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal." Other rock groups include the Beatle's tribute band Yesterday, Los Lonely Boys, Winger and The Romantics.

After reuniting in 2013, Trick Pony is back and better than ever with a new flare to fit today's country radio. Their hits include "On a Mission," "Just What I Do" and the top-ten single off their gold-certified debut album, "On a Night like This." Other country acts include Dustin Lynch, the Swon Brothers and Eric Paslay.

Back by popular demand, the self-proclaimed "Glee-meets-Stomp" group Vocal Trash will perform daily on the Fairview Stage. Also returning is southern rock band Black Stone Cherry and Hairball, the world's ultimate 80s arena rock impersonation act.

Discounted admission tickets are available now through August 6, with savings of nearly 30 percent. Purchase tickets online at The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office opens Monday, July 7, for walk-up orders.

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

Fairview Stage sponsored by Coors Light with media sponsor KCCI 8 News

August 7-17 Vocal Trash (1 & 3 p.m.)

August 7 Los Lonely Boys (8 p.m.)

August 8 The Nadas (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 9 Alien Ant Farm (8 p.m.)

August 10-11 Savannah Jack (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 12 Green River Ordinance (8 p.m.)

August 13 The Romantics (8 p.m.)

August 14 Trixter (8 p.m.)

August 15 Black Stone Cherry (8 p.m.)

August 16 The Blue Band (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 17 Here Come the Mummies (8 p.m.)

Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi

August 7-8 The Willis Clan (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 9 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation (7 p.m.)

August 10-14 Ron Diamond (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 15-16 Ryan Shupe and The RubberBand (7 & 9 p.m.)

August 17 Bill Riley All Star Show (7 p.m.)

Bud Light Stage sponsored by ABC5

August 7 Winger (8 p.m.)

August 8 Great White (8 p.m.)

August 9 PopROCKS (7:30 & 9:30 p.m.)

August 10 Slaughter (8 p.m.)

August 11-12 Hairball (7:30 p.m.)

August 13 Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles (8 p.m.)

August 14 Ben Portsmouth (8 p.m.)

August 15-16 Yesterday: A Beatles Tribute (8 p.m.)

August 17 Fastball (8 p.m.)

Susan Knapp Amphitheater with media sponsor KDSM FOX 17

August 7 Kristian Bush (8 p.m.)

August 8 Jon Pardi (8 p.m.)

August 9 Dallas Smith (8 p.m.)

August 10 Trick Pony (8 p.m.)

August 11 Dustin Lynch (8 p.m.)

August 12 Country Gold (5 & 7:30 p.m.)

August 13 The Swon Brothers (8 p.m.)

August 14 Fair-well to Summer Dance Party (7 p.m.)

August 15 Eric Paslay (8 p.m.)

August 16 Sundy Best (8 p.m.)

August 17 Charles Esten (8 p.m.)

"Nothing Compares" to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. Discounted gate admission tickets are on sale now through our convenient print at home ticket option at For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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