The 2018 Iowa State Fair is less than two months away and they've announced this year's free entertainment. As always, it's an impressive list. Here's who will be performing and what day and stage you can see them on at this year's fair in Des Moines, which runs from August 9 thru 19.


All of the entertainment below is free with fair admission. Gate admission to the fair is $12, but tickets can be purchased for $8 thru August 8. You can buy them HERE. Starting July 1, they can be purchased at Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drug, Fareway, Price Chopper, and Cash Saver locations in Iowa. Beginning July 5, they can be purchased in person at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

Click on the names of individual acts below to learn more about them.

Susan Knapp Amphitheater
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
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
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
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

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