State Fair Welcomes Big Names This Weekend

Crowds during last weekend’s concerts filled the general admission pit at the Grandstand. Photo: courtesy of the Iowa State Fair.

The Iowa State Fair has packed its performance lineup to close out its last weekend. Head to the Grandstand after a day of fair food and activities to see concerts from Chicago hard rock band Disturbed and country legends Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood.

Grammy-nominated group Distrubed will rock out on Friday with special guest duo Chevelle. Pit tickets are still available for those “Down With the Sickness” fans ready to get up-close and personal.

On Saturday, Keith Urban will perform with rising country star Ingrid Andress. Urban, recipient of 13 Country Music Association Awards, will serenade crowds from his “Speed of Now World Tour” set list and vast collection of hits.

Topping off the weekend is Carrie Underwood in concert with breakout country artist Adam Sanders. In 2015, the “Before He Cheats” singer performed a sold-out show, so snag tickets while you can.

Beyond the Grandstand, find other (free!) concerts and entertainment at the Susan Knapp Amphitheater, the Anne and Bill Riley Stage, and the MidAmerican Energy Stage. To see complete schedules for each day of the fair and purchase tickets, head to

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