MN State Fair announces more 2013 grandstand: Macklemore, Tim McGraw, and more
Photo by Erik Hess
It's unlikely that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will get characterized as "raunchy" by anyone in the local press corps, but the rap group has had an undeniably meteoric rise in the past 12 months. Fans who caught them at Soundset 2012 got to hear them talk about some new song they were trying out called "Thrift Shop," which has elevated them to hip-hop prominence. Look at them now.
And Minnesota State Fair-goers will be able to cheer, gawk, and point when Macklemore hits the grandstand this summer. The act joins the already announced Depeche Mode as another performer that might have more than a few music fans suiting up for their first fairgrounds visit in a while.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at First Avenue, 11/30/12
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And finally, the sun-bronzed Tim McGraw -- who performed with Kenny Chesney at Target Field last summer -- plays to his bread-and-butter constituents at the State Fair.
Depeche Mode's State fair gig is on Tuesday, August 27. $60-$70. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 6.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis play on Saturday, August 31. $20-$30. Tickets are on sale at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6.
Tim McGraw performs on Monday, September 2. $56-$71. Tickets are on sale at noon on Saturday, April 6.
Stay tuned for the rest of the lineup. More info at the State Fair's grandstand site.
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