Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Concert first-timers Sheryl Crow, Dwight Yoakam set to perform


The Minnesota State Fair announced Sheryl Crow, with special guest Dwight Yoakam, is added to the 2013 Grandstand Concert Series. This will be the first Minnesota State Fair concert appearance for both Crow and Yoakam, said Solveig Hommema, of the State Fair public relations department.

Their show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $39 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sat. July 13.


(Above) This will be the first time appearance at the Minnesota State Fair Concernt series for Dwight Yoakam. Photos: Minn. State Fair

Additionally, Brantley Gilbert will appear as a special guest for the Tim McGraw concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 2. Tickets are $71 and $56 and are now on sale. Currently, very limited seating is available for the McGraw/Gilbert show.

(Above) Brantley GIlbert has been added as a special guest for the Tim McGraw concert. Limited tickets are aviailable.

The State Fair announced that Rival Sons will be a second special guest to Sammy Hagar’s Four Decades of Rock. Buckcherry is the first special guest. Sammy Hagar’s Four Decades of Rock is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are now on sale.

The following 2013 Grandstand Shows are now on sale:

• Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon from SNL (Aug. 22)

• Under The Sun featuring Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray & Gin Blossoms (Aug. 23)

• Sammy Hagar’s Four Decades of Rock with special guests Buckcherry and Rival Sons (Aug. 24)

• The Happy Together Tour 2013 featuring The Turtles with Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders, and Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (Aug. 26)

• Depeche Mode with special guest Bat for Lashes (Aug. 27)

• 2013 Internet Cat Video Festival presented by the Walker Art Center (Aug. 28)

• Train with special guest Michael Franti & Spearhead (Aug. 29)

• MN Music On-A-Stick presented by 89.3 The Current featuring Trampled By Turtles, The Suburbs, Mason Jennings, P.O.S & The Chalice (Aug. 30)

• Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with special guests Talib Kweli and Chance The Rapper (Aug. 31)

• Tim McGraw with special guest Brantley Gilbert (Sept. 2)

Tickets will be available: at the Minnesota State Fair website; etix.com; or by calling (800) 514-3849. In addition, the State Fair Box Office on the fairgrounds is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For State Fair Box Office information, call (651) 288-4427.

The 2013 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2.