The Minnesota State Fair concert schedule has been finalized with the addition of Gnarls Barkley -- surprisingly hip fare for the Grandstand crowd, which usually caters to big name commercial acts who are teetering on the edge of hasbeen status. See the complete Grandstand schedule at the State Fair website, including the Black Crowes, Toby Keith, the Backstreet Boys, 3 Doors Down, and Staind.
Local music fans might be more interested in the music offered on the free stages this year. In addition to heavy-hitting R&B phenom Sharon Jones, pop songstress Brandi Carlile, and '70s funk group War (!), State Fair attendees can catch free sets by Trampled by Turtles, Molly Maher, Tim O'Reagan, Cafe Accordion Orchestra, and many more local acts.