An alt-rock act. A rapper. The 2016 Minnesota State Fair grandstand lineup accounted for two more demographics on Wednesday with the additions of Gen X/millennial-appeasing Weezer and dapper young rap star G-Eazy.
Weezer will hit the fair September 3 as part of 89.3 the Current’s Music-on-a-Stick concert (RIP, MN-Music-on-a-Stick branding). Beloved for '90s hits like "Buddy Holly" and "Undone – The Sweater Song," the Cali rockers have spent their last two albums trying to convince fans that they've returned to their roots. The latest LP, the so-called White Album, dropped in April to mostly favorable reviews. Weezer rocked the fair back in 2011.
G-Eazy will visit the fair August 30. The Bay Area rapper, 27, has built a sneakily solid pop-rap career over the past few years. The greaser-persona'ed MC reached No. 7 on the Billboard charts in March with "Me, Myself & I" (not to be confused with the vastly superior De La Soul song from 1989). The hit single has 158 million YouTube views, so we're the dummies for not being hip to it.
Tickets for both acts — $35-$45 for Weezer; $31-$41 for G-Eazy — go on sale at 10 a.m. June 15 via the fair's box office and at etix.com.
Previously announced grandstand shows include Don Henley (Aug. 25), Charlie Wilson (Aug. 26), the Dixie Chicks (Aug. 27-28), the Happy Together Tour (Aug. 29), Demi Lovato + Nick Jonas + Mike Posner (Aug. 31), whatever the Minnesota Show w/ Garrison Keillor is (Sept. 2), and Bonnie Raitt (Sept. 5).
Click here to see the free state fair entertainment. The fair runs from Aug. 25 through Sept. 5.