• Chris Stapleton

    Chris Stapleton

    The Chris Stapleton All American Road Show at the Iowa State Fair on August 21, 2020 will be postponed to August 19, 2021.

    All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date and a new ticket is not needed.

    Chris Stapleton is an award-winning American singer-songwriter who wrote multiple hits for many country/rock/pop musicians before stepping into the limelight himself with his smash debut album, Traveller, in 2015.

    He quietly wrote songs for top country artists before taking the microphone and putting his career in hyper-drive. By 2018, he was credited with writing or co-writing a total of 170 songs, six of which made it to number one on country music charts. Stapleton has racked up numerous awards and nominations for albums Traveller, From a Room: Volume 1 and From a Room: Volume 2. For example, his song “Nobody to Blame” won the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year, and his album From a Room: Volume 1 won the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards Album of the Year along with single of the year for “Broken Halos.” In all, Stapleton has earned five Grammy Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards (CMA), ten Country Music Association Awards, and five Billboard Music Awards.

  • Nikki Lane

    Nikki Lane

    Nikki Lane’s stunning third album Highway Queen, out February 17th, 2017, sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter, Jonathan Tyler, this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence’s Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty.

    Highway Queen is a journey through heartbreak that takes exquisite turns. The record begins with a whiskey-soaked homage to Lane’s hometown (“700,000 Rednecks”) and ends on the profoundly raw “Forever Lasts Forever,” where Lane mourns a failed marriage – the “lighter shade of skin” left behind from her wedding ring. On “Forever” and the confessional “Muddy Waters,” Lane’s lyrics align her with perceptive songwriters like Nick Lowe and Cass McCombs. Elsewhere, “Companion” is pure Everly Brothers’ dreaminess (“I would spend a lifetime/ Playing catch you if I can”). She goes on a Vegas bender on the rollicking “Jackpot,” fights last-call blues (“Foolish Heart”) and tosses off brazen one-liners at a backroom piano (“Big Mouth”).

    How can I stay safe?
    Recommendations for everyday preventative actions include:

    • Staying home when sick
    • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Following proper coughing etiquette
    • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
    • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
    • If you have a compromised immune system, please check with your health care provider to determine your own risks before attending events or traveling

    Is social distancing required?
    The Iowa State Fair Grandstand is located outdoors, and at this time, all seats are on sale.  

    Are masks required?
    All safety precautions will be followed per CDC guidelines in August 2021. Ticket purchasers will receive information through the email address they provided when purchasing tickets.

    What about refunds?
    If the concert is postponed or rescheduled, you will receive ticketing instructions through the email address provided at purchase. If the show is cancelled, you will receive a refund automatically through E-tix the official ticket vendor of the Iowa State Fair. If you purchased your tickets through a third party, you will need to contact them directly about their refund policies and procedures.