With only 99 days until the Iowa State Fair, there’s a lot to be excited for, including Free Entertainment acts. From classic rock, comedy and 90’s hits, from hip-hop, to Christian, jazz, blues, pop and country, “Nothing Compares” to the FREE Entertainment line up at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. More than a half million dollars’ worth of free entertainment can be found August 8-18, 2019.

A complete listing of dates and locations follows; visit www.iowastatefair.org for more information. Free Entertainment previously held on the Bud Light stage have been moved to other stages in 2019 to allow for new entertainment options.

Susan Knapp Amphitheater with media sponsor FOX 17

August 8 Maddie Poppe
August 9 Ned LeDoux
August 10 Logan Mize
August 11 Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band
August 12-13 Hairball
August 14 Chicks with Hits featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss
August 15 Brandon Lay
August 16 Country Gold
August 17 Ross Ellis
August 18 Tyler Rich

Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi with media sponsor CW IOWA 23

August 8-9 Matt’s Family Jam
August 10 2019 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation
August 11-12 A Cappella Group Kazual
August 13-17 Ron Diamond
August 18 Unspoken

MidAmerican Energy Stage with Iowa Realty and media sponsor KCCI 8

August 8-18 Vocal Trash
August 8 The Wild Feathers
August 9 The Nadas
August 10-11 Sweet Tea Trio
August 12 Prince Tribute “The Purple Xperience”
August 13 Jamestown Revival
August 14 Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses
August 15 Flatland Cavalry
August 16 Bob Dorr and the Iowa Music Revue
August 17 KIX
August 18 Nelson

Fun Forest Stage

August 8-18 The Dollipops
August 8-18 The Rubber Chicken Show

Other Grounds Entertainment

Chainsaw Artists Gary Keenan and TJ Jenkins
Red Trouser Show
Brian Sobaski’s Straw Art
Rock-It the Robot
**Bandaloni- special note: returns after a 1-year hiatus
Sea Lion Splash
Kachunga and the Alligator Show
**Wool Riders Only’s Mutton Bustin’-special note: NEW

All free entertainment is available with admission. Advanced admission tickets are available for $8 now through August 7. Purchase tickets online at iowastatefair.org or beginning July 1, 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 Monday, July 8 for walk-up orders.