The Iowa State Fair organizers have been busy over the past week. Today fair officials made another announcement, adding two more shows to the 2014 Iowa State Fair Grandstand schedule. Here are the details.
On August 8, the Happy Together Tour 2014 will play the Grandstand stage. The tour is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, and it currently includes The Turtles (featuring Flo & Eddie), Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary U.S. Bonds, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, and Gary Lewis & The Playboys. Combines, the bands have recorded such timeless hits as "Devil with a Blue Dress On", "Good Golly Miss Molly", "Happy Together", "Elenore", “Joy to the World”, “An Old-Fashioned Love Song”, "School Is Out", "Sock it to Me Baby", "Everybody Loves a Clown", and many more. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show will go on sale in the spring for $25.
On August 14, country superstar Jake Owen brings the Days of Gold Tour to the Iowa State Fair's Grandstand. The tour is named for Owen's fourth studio album, which debuted in December. The country singer has won an Academy of Country Music Award for "Top New Male Vocalist" and an American Country Award for "Breakthrough Artist of the Year". The Eli Young Band and The Cadillac Three will join Owen on this leg of the tour. The Eli Young Band has three #1 Country singles to their credit, and The Cadillac Three just charted their first hit, "The South", off of their self-titled debut album. Tickets for this 7 p.m. show will be $40 when they go on sale in a few weeks.
With these two additions, here is what the 2014 Iowa State Fair Grandstand schedule looks like so far (see accompanying slideshow for pictures):
Thursday, August 7: Newsboys with Matthew West
Friday, August 8: The Happy Together Tour
Thursday, August 14: Jake Owen with Eli Young Band and The Cadillac Three
Saturday, August 16: Lady Antebellum with Billy Currington
Sunday, August 17: Foreigner with Styx
Expect more acts to be announced over the next few weeks. For more information on the 2014 Iowa State Fair, go to their website.