Enough summer already. Let’s start thinking about the fair.
We now know every act that’s playing the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand. It’s a nostalgia-heavy lineup this year, maybe even more so than usual, but at least two of the last three acts pull us a bit into the present (if in very different directions).
The Current’s Music On-A-Stick showcase takes place on Saturday, Aug. 25. Duluth acoustic jammers Trampled By Turtles, who just took over the Palace for two nights last weekend to celebrate the release of their new album, Life Is Good On The Open Road, will headline. They’re joined by Lord Huron and Lissie.
Good-natured country hitmakers Old Dominion, who were also in town last weekend (opening for Kenny Chesney at U.S. Bank Stadium), will roll into the Grandstand on Wednesday, Aug. 29, and on Saturday, Sept. 1, we get Hairball: A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock
Tickets for all three of these shows go on sale this Friday, May 11. Visit the State Fair website for more info on these and the rest of the Grandstand lineup.
And now, here’s your complete Minnesota State Fair Grandstand lineup for 2018.
Thursday, Aug. 23 – Niall Horan with special guest Maren Morris
Friday, Aug. 24 – Sugarland with special guests Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell
Saturday, Aug. 25 – Trampled By Turtles with special guests Lord Huron and Lissie
Sunday, Aug. 26 – Earth, Wind & Fire with special guest Sinbad
Monday, Aug. 27 – The Beach Boys with special guest The Righteous Brothers
Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Good Vibes with Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen
Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Old Dominion with special guest Morgan Evans
Thursday, Aug. 30 – truTV Impractical Jokers Starring The Tenderloins
Friday, Aug. 31 – 311 & The Offspring with special guest Gym Class Heroes
Saturday, Sept. 1 – Hairball: A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock
Sunday, Sept. 2 – MSF Amateur Talent Contest Finals
Monday, Sept. 3 – Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey