Homemakers Furniture Grandstand Concert Series - Kum & Go Stage

Opening night of the 2022 Iowa State Fair will feature alternative Christian band Skillet on August 11, 2022. Since 1996, Skillet has struck a balance between metalfest headliners and the worship band stage with hard-charging anthems. Their 2022 concert at the Iowa State Fair will be their first appearance at the Fair.

Skillet with special guest Dante Bowe

Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $30-$55

Tickets On Sale: January 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at www.iowastatefair.org or 800-514-3849

Skillet has embodied rock 'n' roll's evolution since day one. Selling more than 12 million albums worldwide to date, they've earned over a dozen RIAA certifications in recognition of gold, platinum or multiplatinum status. With hits like "Awake & Alive," "Hero" and Monster to their credit, Skillet took the global pandemic of 2020 head collaborating over Zoom to produce Victorious: The Aftermath, the deluxe edition album. They continue to "push the rebellion" with their newly released songs, including "Refuge" in December 2021 and title track "Dominion" on January 7, 2022.

Dante Bowe has gone from homeless to a chart-topping singer and award-winning songwriter in just three short years. Dante is quoted as saying, "I love that music can find a way to inspire change."

BEWARE of THIRD PARTY TICKET SALES: Only iowastatefair.org and etix.com sell official online tickets for the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee tickets purchased from other sources are valid and we cannot assist with refunds or exchanges from third party ticket sellers. Children under the age of 2 do not need a Grandstand ticket. Please see concert maps for reserved and seated or standing pit area. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission.

*The Iowa State Fair will follow all CDC recommendation for COVID-19 in August 2022