Last Concert Announced for the 2019 Iowa State Fair: Toby Keith with special guest Jimmie Allen
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Des Moines, IA
Hold your hats country fans, triple threat - singer, songwriter and chart topping musician Toby Keith is coming to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand, August 12, 2019.
Since the 90s, Toby Keith has been defined by blue-collar drinking anthems such as "Red Solo Cup" and "I Love This Bar" while his patriotic support has shined in songs like "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" and "American Soldier." At the close of 2018, he celebrated the 25th anniversary of his debut No. 1 single, "Should've Been A Cowboy" with a re-release. Packing the Iowa State Fair Grandstand in 2002 and 2013, Keith is no stranger to the Fair. Tickets for the 2019 Toby Keith with special guest Jimmie Allen concert go on sale Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m.
Toby Keith with special guest Jimmie Allen
Monday, August 12, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets on Sale: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at www.iowastatefair.org
Tickets Prices: $20, $45, $55, $60
Toby Keith with special guest Jimmie Allen is the last concert to be announced for the 2019 Iowa State Fair Grandstand. The Iowa State Fair Coors Light Grandstand Concert Series - Kum & Go Stage tickets are already on sale for all other nights: for KING & COUNTRY with special guest Zach Williams (Aug. 8), The Chainsmokers (Aug. 9), Slipknot (SOLD OUT) (Aug. 10), Zac Brown Band, The Owl Tour (Aug. 11), Dan + Shay with special guest Carly Pearce (Aug. 13), Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias (Aug. 14), Foreigner with special guest Night Ranger(Aug. 15), Luke Bryan 'What Makes You Country' with special guest Jon Langston (Aug. 16), Pentatonix The World Tour with special guest Rachel Platten (Aug. 17) and Hootie & the Blowfish, "Group Therapy Tour" with special guest Barenaked Ladies (Aug. 18).
Only iowastatefair.org and etix.com sell official online tickets for the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Although other online ticket brokers may imply they are an official, we can't guarantee tickets purchased from other sources are legitimate and we won't be able to assist you if there is a problem with tickets purchased from other companies or sites. Children under the age of 2 do not need a Grandstand ticket. Please see concert maps for reserved and seated or standing pit area. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will open July 8 for walk-up orders only (while supplies last). Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission.
About Toby Keith
The familiar maxim of the triple threat - singer, songwriter, musician- doesn't begin to cover it for Toby Keith, one the modern era's most complete self-directed hit makers. From his first No. 1 smash "Should've Been a Cowboy" to his latest studio album 35 MPH Town, Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed hit makers of his era. Success looks like his single, "Made in America," which topped the charts as one of the fastest rising songs and "Red Solo Cup," the most remarkable and commercially successful country single in recent memory.
At the core of Keith's unparalleled success is his songwriting, which has powered an astounding succession of hit songs. In 2015, Toby was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City, and he has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International with its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction, is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year and the American Country Awards' Artist of the Decade. His albums have sold more than 40 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard's Top 200 Artists of the Decade. Keith is also Billboard's No. 1 Country Artist of the Decade and No. 1 Country Songwriter of the Decade.
Keith's most rewarding experiences come from helping sick children and their families, the OK Kids Korral, and supporting US Troops. Triple threat? How about singer, songwriter, musician, producer, entertainer, humanitarian, Oklahoman and patriot, for starters.
About Jimmie Allen
For breakthrough country artist Jimmie Allen, a simple phrase sums up his view on life and music: Never give up. A native of Southern Delaware – the region he describes as the "slower, lower" part of the state, and locale of Mercury Lane (the namesake of his debut album) – Allen has carried that mantra with him through good times and bad. For Allen, musical dreams and a love of true-to-themselves artists like Alan Jackson, Aaron Tippin, Montgomery Gentry, and Jason Aldean brought him all the way to Nashville – and eventually around the world for an Armed Forces Entertainment tour of Japan. But it was actually a nightmare which turned this promising singer into the artist he is today. After a series of bad breaks Allen was forced to live in his car, too proud to ask for a bail out. For months he worked multiple jobs and finally saved enough for an apartment but hit then another snag – country music wasn't ready for him.
Mercury Lane, Allen's first full-length album, delivers upon the same infectious groove that struck fans in his EP. Kicking off with dance-worthy tunes like "American Heartbreaker" and "Make Me Want To," listeners will get an immediate helping of Jimmie's signature playful sound. Rounded out by more introspective songs like "Wait for It" and "High Life," as well as tracks like "Boy Gets a Truck" and "Love Me Like You Do" that allow his buttery smooth vocals to soar, Mercury Lane showcases the many sides of Jimmie Allen.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.