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.