DES MOINES- (readMedia)- Music-loving Fairgoers still have time to purchase tickets for this year's line-up of award-winning Grandstand entertainment and track events. "Nothing Compares" to the 2012 Iowa State Fair set August 9-19.
Seats are still available for performances by hit Christian performer TobyMac, country stars Hank Williams Jr. and Miranda Lambert, pop-rockers Big Time Rush, and comedian Larry the Cable Guy.
All reserved seats for the Journey concert with Pat Benatar and Loverboy on Saturday, August 18, are sold out.
Tickets for all other concert and track events are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and through the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office. All concert events are reserved seating; track events are general admission. The Fair's Ticket Office, located on the front porch of the Administration Building, is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays for walk-up orders only (no mail, phone or fax orders). During the Fair, the Ticket Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair.
Complete line-up follows:
2012 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up
Presented by U.S. Cellular
Thursday, August 9 TobyMac with special guests Tenth Avenue North and Jamie Grace, 8 p.m., $32
Friday, August 10 Happy Together Tour 2012 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams, 8 p.m., $25
Saturday, August 11 Larry the Cable Guy with special guest Reno Collier, 8 p.m. $35
Sunday, August 12 Miranda Lambert with Pistol Annies and special guest RaeLynn, 8 p.m., $48
Monday, August 13 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 14 The Band Perry with special guest Easton Corbin, 8 p.m., $35
Wednesday, August 15 Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull sponsored by Iowa Farmer Today, 2 p.m. $20 Adults, $10 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Thursday, August 16 An Evening with Big Time Rush, 7 p.m., $38
Friday, August 17 Hank Williams Jr. "Taking Back the Country Tour," with special guest George Thorogood and the Destroyers 8 p.m., $39
Saturday, August 18 Demolition Derby, 11:30 a.m., $12 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Saturday, August 18 Journey with Pat Benatar and Loverboy, 8 p.m., $48
Sunday, August 19 Farmers Insurance presents Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge, 7 p.m., $59
"Nothing Compares" to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. Save money on advance admission tickets now through August 8 (while supplies last). For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.