Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry Complete Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up
Monday, March 10, 2014 Des Moines, IA
The Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will perform at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Saturday, August 9. The show completes this year’s Grandstand line-up. Tickets for all shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, through all Ticketmaster outlets. The 2014 line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular.
The Goo Goo Dolls perfected their unique blend of pop music and rock and roll to become one of the most successful adult alternative rock bands of the 1990s. Their string of number-one hits includes acoustic power ballad, “Iris,” as well as “Name” and “Slide.” Daughtry has sold nearly nine million albums worldwide and produced four chart-topping singles including “It’s Not Over,” “Home,” “Feels like Tonight” and “No Surprise.”
With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 top-thirty hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal including rock anthems like “Hot Blooded,” “Feels Like the First Time” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Arena rock veterans Styx have firmly established their legacy as a hard-hitting and powerful force of classic rock with hits like “Come Sail Away,” “The Best of Times” and “Show Me the Way.” The two rock artists will perform on Extreme Sunday, August 17.
Alternative hard rock artists Chevelle and Halestorm will perform on August 15. In just 15 years in the music industry, Chevelle has released six studio albums and a dozen top-twenty singles including “Jars,” “Letter from a Thief” and “I Get It.” Grammy Award-winning hard rock artists Halestorm have built their loyal fan base through poignant top-twenty hits like “It’s Not You,” “Here’s to Us” and “I Miss the Misery.”
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum has produced five platinum country hits including “I Run to You,” “Need You Now” and “Just a Kiss.” Special guests Billy Currington and Kelsey K will open the August 16 show.
Shows featuring Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen and the Eli Young Band round out this year’s country selections. Florida Georgia Line will perform with special guest Colt Ford on August 12. The Cadillac Three will open for Jake Owen’s Days of Gold Tour featuring Jake Owen and Eli Young Band on August 14.
Contemporary Christian artists the Newsboys will bring their soulful tunes to the stage opening night, August 7. They will be joined by special guest Matthew West.
The Stars from A&E’sDuck Dynasty will feature a conversation with Willie, Korie and Si Robertson. The three will offer a behind-the-scenes look at their successful reality show, family life and multi-million dollar business on August 10.
The Grandstand will be filled with hits from the 60s and 70s on August 8 with the Happy Together Tour 2014 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary U.S. Bonds, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis & The Playboys.
Motor sports action kicks into high gear August 9 with the Iowa State Fair debut of Winged Sprint Car Races followed by the Deery Brothers Summer Series on August 11. The Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull roars into the Grandstand August 13, and the Demolition Derby and Figure Eight will tear up the track for a morning session on August 16.
Tickets for all concert and track events will go on sale Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800/745-3000. All concert events are reserved seating. All track events are general admission. Beginning July 7, the Fair’s Ticket Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday for walk-up orders only (no mail, phone or fax orders). Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair. Gate admission must be purchased separately.
A complete listing of event dates, times and ticket prices follows:
2014 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up
presented by U.S. Cellular
Thursday, August 7
Newsboys with special guest Matthew West, 8 p.m., $30
Friday, August 8
HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2014 starring THE TURTLES featuring FLO & EDDIE, CHUCK NEGRON formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary U.S. Bonds, Mitch Ryder & THE DETROIT WHEELS, GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS, 8 p.m., $25
Saturday, August 9
Winged Sprint Cars
9:30 a.m. Hot Laps, 10 a.m. Races, $15 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry, 8 p.m. $39
Sunday, August 10
The Stars of A&E’sDuck DynastyA Conversation with the Robertsons: Willie, Korie and Si, 8 p.m., $32
Monday, August 11
Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks
5:30 p.m. Hot Laps, 6 p.m. Races,
$17 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Tuesday, August 12
Florida Georgia Line with special guest Colt Ford, 8 p.m., $40
Wednesday, August 13
Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull, 2 p.m.
$20 Adults, $10 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Sponsored by Iowa Farmer Today
Thursday, August 14
Jake Owen’s Days of Gold Tour starring Jake Owen & Eli Young Band with special guest The Cadillac Three 7 p.m., $40
Friday, August 15
Chevelle and Halestorm with special guest to be announced, 8 p.m., $35
Saturday, August 16
Demolition Derby: Modified Weld, Stock Weld and Compact Weld; Figure Eight: Front Wheel Drive and Rear Wheel Drive, 11:30 a.m.,
$15 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Lady Antebellum with special guests Billy Currington and Kelsey K, 8 p.m., $49
Sunday, August 17
Foreigner and Styx with special guest to be announced, 8 p.m., $39
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.