The Wild Feathers
August 8 | 8:00 p.m.
Genre: Country & Rock N' Roll
The Wild Feathers are based in Nashville, Tennessee and made up of group members Taylor Burns, Ricky Young, Joel King and Ben Dumas. They combine rock ‘n’ roll and country influences to form their own sound. Wild Feathers has received praise from Rolling Stone, New York Times, USA Today and Huffington Post. They released their latest album, “Greetings From the Neon Frontier,” last June.
August 8-18 | 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Back after a short hiatus from the Iowa State Fair, favorites, Vocal Trash are composed of performers from across the United States that use their talents to promote greener living. From break dancing to using recycled items as instruments, they offer a performance that is unique and energizing.
August 9 | 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Genre: Country, Rock, Blues & Americana
The Nadas are an Iowa-based favorite consistently filling clubs and venues across America and selling more than 75,000 albums through their own Authentic Records label. Their name literally means “nothing,” but their music blends everything great about American folk, rock, blues and country. The band fully embraces their muscular, anthem style rock in songs like “Long Goodbye,” “Bitter Love,” “Dodged a Bullet” and “Last to Know.” The Nadas are currently enjoying the success of their most recent album, ICYMI, a greatest hits album featuring twenty fan favorites and one new track.
Sweet Tea Trio
August 10-11 | 8:00 p.m.
Alabama’s own Sweet Tea Trio is a rising country music group made up of Savannah Coker, Kate Falcon and Victoria Camp. While these young ladies only range in age from 18-20, they have already opened for Kid Rock, Bon Jovi and Alabama and performed at the CMA Music Fest. Their self-titled EP debuted as number eleven on the i-Tunes Country Chart and includes two original songs.
Prince Tribute "The Purple Xperience"
August 12 | 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Genre: Pop & Pop/Rock
Prince Tribute "The Purple Xperience" is a five-member group from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have been performing since 2011, entertaining over 300,000 fans. Lead singer Marshall Charloff recorded with Prince on the album "94 East." Marshall is a successful producer and recording artist who has collaborated with multi-platinum and Grammy award winning artists. The band is made up of world-class musicians who have played alongside Christina Aguilera, the Backstreet Boys and the Rembrandts.
August 13 | 8:00 p.m.
Genre: Rock, Folk & Country
Jamestown Revival, led by Jonathon Clay and Zach Chance, debuted in 2014. The two met at age 15 in Magnolia, Texas and have remained close friends ever since. This duo blends their voices together effortlessly, and cites their lifelong friendship and musical knowledge for their success. Their album “San Isabel” is set to release later this year.
Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses
August 14 | 8:00 p.m.
Steven Adler is best known as the original drummer of Guns N’ Roses, one of the most influential bands of the late 80’s. In 2002, Adler, alongside other well-known L.A. musicians, formed what would be come to known as the first incarnation of “Adler’s Appetite.” In 2007, “Adler’s Appetite” celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Guns N’ Roses debut album “Appetite for Destruction” with a sold-out show. With the completion of two U.S. tours, a South American tour and a European tour, “Adler’s Appetite” breathes new life into the Guns N’ Roses legacy.
August 15 | 8:00 p.m.
Genre: Country, Folk and Americana
Flatland Cavalry produces music that is “Easy on the Ears and Heavy on the Heart.” This Texas native group released their sophomore album, “Homeland Insecurity,” in January of 2019. As this group evolves as storytellers and musicians, they’re expanding their fan base beyond their roots in Lubbock to across the country.
Bob Dorr and the Iowa Music Revue
August 16 | 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Genre: 50's rockabilly, blues, and Americana
Iowa State Fair goers know Bob Dorr as the leader of The Blue Band with appearances at the Fair for 33 years. Iowa Public Broadcasting fans know Bob Dorr as the host of a variety of music shows on Iowa Public Radio stations for 45 years and Iowa Public Television for 30 years. The Bob Dorr Iowa Music Revue is a variety type show featuring bands that Dorr plays in as well as other performers from around the state, including Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Dave Hummel and Cricket Davis from Dubuque, Iowa, Blues Hall of Famer Rob Lumbard from Des Moines, University of Northern Iowa Jazz Studies graduates, The Thrio from Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, and some former Blue Band members from Cedar Falls, Marshalltown and Iowa City. A two hour show with music ranging from blues to rockabilly to Americana to country and even a little jazz, continually changing every 20-30 minutes, all hosted and presented by Bob Dorr.
August 17 | 8:00 p.m.
KIX is a platinum-selling Maryland hard rock icon. The band released their seventh full-length album in 2014, after a near 20 year studio hiatus. This album, “Rock Your Face Off” debuted at #1 on Amazon’s “Hard Rock and Metal” chart and in the Top 50 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart, among other recognition.
August 18 | 8:00 p.m.
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson come from a remarkable show business family that knows what it takes to have longevity in the entertainment industry. The twins landed their family in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in entertainment with three successive generations of #1 hit-makers. The duo has sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide and has had multiple hits in the Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit singles, including four in the Top 10, with five #1 MTV videos to accompany their songs.