In natural Minnesotan fashion, we’re already looking past summer to the arrival of the Minnesota State Fair. We can’t help it! We’re gluttons for seasonal punishment (or just really love eating fried food among thousands of our closest friends.) With the announcement of the final three acts, the full 2018 Grandstand Concert Series has been released for this year’s fair.
The final three shows includes The Current’s Music-on-a-Stick showcase on Saturday, August 25, featuring Duluth bluegrass/folk group Trampled by Turtles—who just released their eighth studio album “Life Is Good On The Open Road” last week—indie folk rockers Lord Huron, and soulful singer-songwriter Lissie.
Also included in the latest announcement are country rockers Old Dominion, who just opened for Kenny Chesney at U.S. Bank Stadium over the weekend, with special guest Morgan Evans on Wednesday, August 29. Hairball: A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock will go down on Saturday, September 1, dubbed in the press release as “a rock & roll experience you won’t soon forget.”
Tickets for all three shows go on sale at noon this Friday, May 11.
Here is the full 2018 Grandstand Concert Series lineup:
Thursday, August 23 – Niall Horan with special guest Maren Morris
Friday, August 24 – Sugarland with special guests Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell
Saturday, August 25 – Trampled by Turtles with special guests Lord Huron and Lissie
Sunday, August 26 – Earth, Wind & Fire with special guest Sinbad
Monday, August 27 – The Beach Boys with special guest The Righteous Brothers
Tuesday, August 28 – Good Vibes with Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen
Wednesday, August 29 – Old Dominion with special guest Morgan Evans
Thursday, August 30 – truTV Impractical Jokers Starring The Tenderloins
Friday, August 31 – 311 and The Offspring with special guest Gym Class Heroes
Saturday, September 1 – Hairball: A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock
Sunday, September 2 – MSF Amateur Talent Contest Finals
Monday, September 3 – Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s, and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey