Iowa Lottery Grandstand Concert Series – Krause Group Stage

The Iowa State Fair is thrilled to add two chart-topping superstars: multi-platinum artist, Thomas Rhett, and R&B chart topper, NE-YO to the 2024 Grandstand. Thomas Rhett is an award-winning country artist and prolific songwriter who last performed at the Fair in 2018. 2024 will be the first time Grammy® award winning pop and R&B pioneer, NE-YO with special guest Eric Bellinger has played at the Iowa State Fair.

Thomas Rhett

Tuesday, August 13, 2024
8 p.m.

Tickets: $45- $100

NE-YO with special guest Eric Bellinger

Saturday, August 17, 2024
8 p.m.

Tickets: $35 - $60

Both concerts go on sale Friday, December 15, 2023, at 10 a.m. at or 800-514-3849

The 2024 Iowa State Fair Grandstand lineup is shaping up to be one for the history books. Tickets to Lauren Daigle with special guest Blessing Offor (Aug. 8) and Foreigner with special guest Melissa Etheridge (Aug. 9) are already on sale. More concerts will be announced in January.

About Thomas Rhett: Ten years after signing his record deal with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., arena-packing superstar Thomas Rhett has 21 No. One singles, 15 BILLION streams and the longest current active streak of consecutive No. One's in the format (Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart). His most recent sixth studio album, WHERE WE STARTED "practically demands an open field, tens-of-thousands-strong throng of fans in front of it" (Esquire). Declared “a prince in the genre” (USA Today), he has been honored with eight ACM Awards including Entertainer of the Year, two CMA Awards, five GRAMMY® Awards nominations, plus trophies from the CMT Music Awards, Billboard Awards and iHeartRadio Awards, in addition to being recognized with four CMA Triple Play awards for penning three No. One songs within a 12-month period. The hitmaker has also launched a tequila brand, Dos Primos, now offering Blanco, Reposado and Añejo variants. For more information, visit

About NE-YO: NE-YO is a three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B hitmaker, iconic songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose illustrious catalog has generated a combined total of 23 billion streams worldwide.His debut single, 2005’s “So Sick,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified quadruple-platinum. Since then, the Motown Records/Compound Entertainment recording artist has racked up a collection of global hits including “Sexy Love,” “Closer,” “Because of You,” “Miss Independent,” and “Push Back” [feat. Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don].” Additionally, NE-YO has proven to be as powerful with his pen as he is in the recording studio and on stage, penning bangers like Rihanna’s “Unfaithful,” “Russian Roulette,” and “Take a Bow,” along with Beyoncé’s 2006 breakup anthem “Irreplaceable” and songs for such artists as Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion and Mario among others. The multihyphenate has also leveraged his platform as a musician to pivot into acting. His film and television credits include NBC’s World of Dance, Netflix’s Dance Monsters, Empire, Stomp the Yard, Save the Last Dance, Battle: Los Angeles, George Lucas' Red Tails, The Wiz Live! Starz’ Step Up: High-Water, Hip-Hop Family Christmas Wedding and The Sound of Christmas.

BEWARE of THIRD-PARTY TICKET SALES: Only and 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.