The Central Iowa concert calendar for Saturday, August 9 features a number great acts at the Iowa State Fair (see slideshow), plus a performance by Aaron Kamm and the One Drops in Des Moines. Here are the details on all those shows and more.
The Goo Dolls and Daughtry will co-headline the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Saturday night with Special guests Plain White T's. The all ages show will kick off at 8 p.m., and tickets for the show are $39. The Goo Goo Dolls have collected 19 Top 10 singles including the #1's "Name", "Iris", "Slide", and Give a Little Bit". "Iris" stayed on the Billboard charts for just short of a full year. The four-time Grammy nominees have also racked up four Top 10 albums and won four ASCAP Pop Awards. The Buffalo band's latest album, Magnetic, came out last June, and they also released an EP entitled Warner Sound Sessions this April.
Co-headliner Daughtry has won five American Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, two World Music Awards, and a People's Choice Award. The four-time Grammy nominees, led by American Idol Season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry, have two #1 albums and four #1 singles. The band's self-titled debut album has sold well over 7 million copies worldwide, and it produced six Top 10 singles across five different Billboard charts. Daughtry released their latest album, Baptized, last November.
Grandstand openers the Plain White T's are best known for their 2006 mega-smash #1 single "Hey There Delilah", which was nominated for two Grammy Awards, won a Teen Choice Award, was nominated for an MTV VMA, and sold over 8 million copies worldwide. The band would later score two more Top 5 singles with "1, 2, 3, 4" (2008) and "Rhythm of Love" (2010). The band is slated to release their 7th studio album, entitled American Nights, later this year.
The fair's free stages have some quality entertainment on Saturday, as well. California alt-rockers Alien Ant Farm, best known for their remake of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal", will play the Fairview Stage at 8 p.m. "Glee meets Stomp" vocal group Vocal Trash will play that same stage at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Minneapolis pop/rock cover/tribute group PopROCKS will perform on the Bud Light Stage at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. British Columbia country rock singer Dallas Smith, who has been nominated for five Canadian Country Music Association Awards and one Juno Award, will take the stage at the Susan Knapp Amphitheater at 8 p.m.
For those wanting to avoid the fair crowds, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops (featured video) will perform at Wooly's in Des Moines on Saturday. The St. Louis reggae/blues rock jam band will headline a show that also features performances by Come Unity and SP3. Tickets for the 21-and-older 10 p.m. show are $5.
Also on Saturday:
Hotel Pattee in Perry
7 p.m., all ages (free)
Dogs on Skis
John Ernest Vineyard & Winery outside Tama
7 p.m., 21+ (free)
Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee
9 p.m., 21+ (free)
Prairie Meadows lounge in Altoona
10 p.m., 21+ (free)
Greenwood Lounge in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)
Raccoon River Brewing Company in Des Moines
9 p.m., all ages (free)
Dave Cofell and Adam Hammer
The Grapevine in Clive
7 p.m., 21+ ($15, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call and Response
Patrick Tape Fleming and H.D. Harmsen
Des Moines Social Club in Des Moines
8 p.m., all ages ($5 cover)
The Thirsty Sportsman in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)
Heather MacLennan Trio
Madison County Winery near St. Charles
7 p.m., all ages ($3 cover)
Bill Koncar Band
Hessen Haus in Des Moines
6 p.m., 21+ (free)
Penoach Winery near Adel
2 p.m., all ages (free)
Chuck's Restaurant in Des Moines
7:30 p.m., all ages (free)