2014 Grandstand Line-up
Tickets for all Grandstand concerts and events are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000.
Friday, August 8, at 8:00 p.m.
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
THE TURTLES featuring FLO & EDDIE
Very few rock performers have remained as vital through the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s as have Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. Initially they made their mark with the Turtles, then they joined Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, and then they glided into their own Flo & Eddie persona, dishing out records that have encompassed a multitude of personalities. Some of their greatest hits include “Happy Together,” “Elenore,” “She'd Rather Be with Me,” “It Ain't Me Babe,” “You Showed Me” and “You Baby.”
CHUCK NEGRON formerly of Three Dog Night
Chuck Negron’s soaring four-octave range and soulful vocal style has become a part of the American landscape. His early success as the lead singer and founding member of Three Dog Night paved the way to over 90 million record sales, four million singles and 18 consecutive top-twenty hits including “Joy to the World,” “One,” “An Old-Fashioned Love Song” and “Celebrate.”
Gary U.S. Bonds
Since the release of his first top-ten single, “New Orleans,” at age 19, Gary U.S. Bonds has performed throughout the world, headlining with rock and roll icons and music legends like The Beatles. His 1961 follow-up single, “Quarter to Three,” became his first number-one hit and was later included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of songs to have shaped the genre. His other top-twenty hits include “School is Out," “Dear Lady Twist,” “This Little Girl” and “Twist Twist Senora.”
MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS
Hailing from Motown, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels served as the musical bridge between the Motor City’s soul factory and the high energy, take no prisoners rock 'n' roll. Together, the group charted several top-twenty hits including “Jenny Take a Ride,” “Devil with a Blue Dress On,” “Sock it to Me Baby” and “Good Golly Miss Molly.” Following the band’s break-up, Ryder pursued a solo career which yielded the 2012 album, The Promise, his first U.S. release in nearly three decades.
GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS
Discovered in the summer of 1964, Gary Lewis and The Playboys were as close to being an overnight success in the recording field as anyone can get. Their first single, “This Diamond Ring,” went straight to number one and sold over one million copies by April the following year. The band went on to produce another 17 top-forty hits including “Count Me In,” “Save Your Heart for Me,” “Everybody Loves a Clown” and “She's Just My Style.”
Grandstand Ticket Information
Tickets for all Grandstand concerts and events are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000. All concert seats are reserved, all track events are general admission. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will open July 7 for walk-up orders only (assuming tickets remain). Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair. Fair admission must be purchased separately.