In addition to the previously-announced star-studded line-up, Gavin DeGraw will open for Train and Maroon 5. DeGraw is known for numerous chart-toppers like "In Love With A Girl" and "I Don't Want To Be."
Print at home discounted admission tickets are on sale now through the Fair's website www.iowastatefair.org. For the first time, Fairgoers can purchase gate admission tickets online and immediately print their own tickets at no extra charge. Food coupons, Fair Play Packs, midway tickets and 11-day punch cards will also be available to order online beginning Saturday.
Tickets for all concert and track events will go on sale Saturday, April 30 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 11, 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.
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 11 Casting Crowns with Sanctus Real, 8 p.m., $30
Friday, August 12 Jason Aldean with special guests Chris Young and Thompson Square, 8 p.m., $45
Saturday, August 13 Def Leppard with very special guest Heart, 8 p.m. $49
Sunday, August 14 The Incredible Machine Tour featuring Sugarland and Sara Bareilles, 8 p.m., $46
Monday, August 15 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 16 Lynyrd Skynyrd and Doobie Brothers, 8 p.m., $46
Wednesday, August 17 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 18 Ronnie Dunn with special guest Steel Magnolia, 8 p.m., $35
Friday, August 19 Train and Maroon 5 with special guest Gavin DeGraw, 8 p.m., $47
Saturday, August 20 Demolition Derby, 11:30 a.m., $12 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Saturday, August 20 REBA with special guest Jerrod Niemann, 8 p.m., $45
Sunday, August 21 An Evening with Janet Jackson, 8 p.m., $65 and $55
"Nothing Compares" to the 2011 Iowa State Fair, celebrating 100 years of the Butter Cow August 11-21. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.
Toledo native Sarah Pratte is the Butter Cow sculpture at the Iowa State Fair. She is the daughter of Tom and Mary Doyle, Toledo.
Iowa State Fair photo