Newly Remodeled MidAmerican Energy Stage to Debut at 2015 Fair
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Des Moines, IA
"Nothing Compares" to free entertainment at the Iowa State Fair! Be sure to "Find A New Path" to the newly remodeled MidAmerican Energy Stage this August 13-23 and enjoy a variety of free acts and entertainment.
Formerly known as the Fairview Stage, the MidAmerican Energy Stage, located on Expo Hill, is currently undergoing renovations and will be complete in time for the Fair. The stage will debut with new restrooms and additional seating so Fairgoers can enjoy the array of acts such as 38 Special, Village People, Sir-Mix-A-Lot, Home Free, and Here Come the Mummies.
Demolition to the stage began in fall 2014, and other additions include dressing rooms and a loading dock. The renovations are possible because of a donation from MidAmerican Energy and Iowa Realty.
"Thank you to MidAmerican Energy for the support with this project. The Iowa State Fair would not be what it is today without their generosity and the generosity of all Iowans across the state," said Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation Executive Director Peter Cownie. "We are so pleased to have the support which will allow for a better experience for future generations of Fairgoers."
In addition to the free music acts, Fairgoers can also enjoy the Opening Ceremonies and Ribbon Cutting at 9 a.m. on August 13 at the MidAmerican Stage, as well as special events like the 4x4 Stomper Pull, held on August 22 at 9:30 a.m.
For a list of all entertainment and events at the 2015 Iowa State Fair, visit our website at http://www.iowastatefair.org/daily-events/daily-schedule/.
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 Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.