We missed so much last year including LIVE FREE entertainment at the Iowa State Fair. From classic rock, indie, comedy, '90s, pop, hip-hop, Christian, jazz, blues, and country, the free stages at the Fair this year will be hopping with new up-and-comers sprinkled in with some of your tried and true fair favorites. Plus, you won't want to miss the strolling grounds entertainment and new feature shows. All together it's more than half million dollars' worth of free entertainment, August 12-22, 2021.

A complete listing of dates and locations follows; visit www.iowastatefair.org for more information. Daytime entertainment will be shared along with the complete daily program in July.

Susan Knapp Amphitheater sponsored by Prairie Meadows with media sponsor FOX 17

August 12 Niko Moon

August 13 Alex Hall

August 14 Noah Guthrie

August 15 HAIRBALL

August 16 LIT

August 17 Larry Fleet

August 18 Hailey Whitters

August 19 Blanco Brown

August 20 Country Gold featuring LeRoy VanDyke, The Malpass Brothers and Dallas Wayne

August 21 Broadway's Rock of Ages Band

August 22 Ross Ellis

Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi

August 12-13 Renata the Band

August 14 2021 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation

August 15 Latino Celebration with Andy William & Nebraska All Stars

August 16-20 Ron Diamond

August 21 Jake Hoot

August 22 We The Kingdom

MidAmerican Energy Stage with Iowa Realty and media sponsor KCCI 8

August 12-22 Vocal Trash

August 12 The Nadas

August 13 Josie Dunne

August 14 The Lettermen

August 15 Skid Row

August 16 Tony! Toni! Toné!

August 17 Riley's L.A. Guns

August 18 Color Me Badd/Tag Team

August 19 Colter Wall

August 20 Filmore

August 21 Bob Dorr's Iowa Music Revue

August 22 "I Am, He Said" Celebrating the Music of Neil Diamond

Fun Forest Stage sponsored by Community Choice Credit Union

August 12-22 Allez OOPS!

August 12-22 The Rubber Chicken Show with Greg Frisbee

Other Grounds Entertainment

Chainsaw Artists Gary Keenan and TJ Jenkins

Brian Sobaski's Straw Art sponsored by Simpson College

Sandscapes sponsored by Simpson College


Kachunga and the Alligator Show

Wool Riders Only Mutton Bustin'

Disc-Connected K-9's sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water

Doc Snooker's "To the Moon!"

*All safety precautions will be followed per CDC guidelines in August 2021. Check www.iowastatefair.org, sign up for our e-newsletter, text alerts or follow us on social media for updates.

All free entertainment is available with admission. Advanced admission tickets are available for a $5 discount now. Purchase tickets online at iowastatefair.org or beginning July 6, tickets will be available at participating Iowa Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drug, Fareway, Price Chopper and Cash Saver locations. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office opens Tuesday, July 6 for walk-up orders.