August 8 | 8:00 p.m.
Genre: Indie Pop
Maddie Poppe is an indie pop singer/songwriter from Clarksville, Iowa. She rose to fame after winning season 16 of ABC’s "American Idol." The 21-year-old is releasing her first full length album in May.
August 9 | 8:00 p.m.
Ned LeDoux is the son of Chris LeDoux, and he was also the drummer in his dad’s band. After his dad’s passing in 2005, his voice led him away from behind the drums and to center stage with a microphone and guitar. You can find him opening for acts like Toby Keith, Chris Janson and Randy Houser. Now that his roles have changed, he has a new goal of keeping his dad’s legacy alive through generations to come.
August 10 | 8:00 p.m.
Logan Mize is a singer/songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas. He released his first self-titled album in 2009 and shortly after signed a record deal with Big Yellow Dog Music in 2010. He released his second album in 2012, which found its way to the Top 50 on the U.S. Country chart. For five years, he toured the United States and United Kingdom. In 2016, he booked a solo acoustic tour solely driven by social media, solidifying his unique relationship with his fans. His latest album released in 2017, “Come Back Road,” debuted in the top 20 Billboard Country Albums and reached #2 on the iTunes Country Charts.
Broadway's Rock of Ages Band
August 11 | 8:00 p.m.
The band of the Broadway hit rock musical “Rock of Ages” is now in concert. This show brings you the greatest rock hits from metal bands of the 80’s, including: Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, Twisted Sister, Joan Jett, Styx, Pat Benatar and more. The band has both performed with a few of the original artists and performed as them on Broadway.
August 12-13 | 8:00 p.m.
Genre: 80s Rock
Hairball is the world’s ultimate “80s rock” impersonation act, recreating the stage party atmosphere of the decade with unmatched authenticity. Rockstars Bob, Steve and Joe Dandy bring the music and performance styles of 80’s favorites Guns n’ Roses, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Journey and more in dead-on visual and vocal performances. Their ability to cop the persona of the era’s legendary front men makes Hairball an international favorite.
Chicks with Hits featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss
August 14 | 8:00 p.m.
Chicks with Hits is made up of all-star female country artists Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, and Suzy Bogguss. With 36 top 10 singles, over 10 million records sold, and multiple Grammy and CMA nominations among them, they are an unparalleled triple-threat of talent. This show brings back the golden age of girl power in country music.
August 15 | 8:00 p.m.
Brandon Lay is a Tennessee-native and songwriter who tells the story of being raised in small town America. Growing up halfway between Memphis and Nashville, music influences surrounded him growing up. He decided country music was the only genre he wanted to be a part of, and released his debut single “Speakers, Bleachers, and Preachers.” Now signed to EMI Records Nashville, he has plans in the future to release a full album. For now, he’s focusing on releasing EP’s and bringing his songs out on the road. Brandon has already opened for artists like Dierks Bentley and Old Dominion bringing his story of “Speakers, Bleachers, and Preachers” to fellow small town natives.
August 16 | 5:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
For all of you country fans who love the classic country sound, the Iowa State Fair is proud to present some of the greatest names and greatest voices around. Join us for a night of pure classic country with The Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour.
August 17 | 8:00 p.m.
Ross Ellis was named Sirius XM’s latest ‘Highway Find’ with the release of his first single “Home for the Weekend.” Since then, he has released another single, “Ghosts” and co-wrote Tim McGraw’s single “Neon Church.” Ross and Tim McGraw are both being Louisiana natives, making this song a personal milestone. Ross continues to write while touring alongside Brett Young, Chase Rice, Raelynn and Eli Young Band.
August 18 | 8:00 p.m.
Tyler Rich grew up in a small farming community in northern California, where he found his love for music through family holiday traditions. After graduating from college he moved to L.A. to pursue a career in music, exploring different genres and launching his career as a solo artist. Tyler was named the 2018 CMT Listen Up Artist and now resides in Nashville. He has performed alongside some of country’s top acts including Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Cole Swindell and Dan + Shay. His single “The Difference” is available now.