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Iowa State Fair Grandstand


Aug
9 Thu
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CASTING CROWNS WITH SPECIAL GUEST MATTHEW WEST

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $45.00 / $35.00 / $30.00
WC ACCESSIBLE: $45.00 / $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / WC ACCESSIBLE Public Onsale: January 19, 2018 10:00 AM to August 9, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Casting Crowns with special guest Matthew West
With over 8.5 million career album sales, two American Music Awards, a Grammy Award and 15 Dove Awards, Casting Crowns has secured its place as one of the most popular Christian bands of all time. In an unprecedented ten-year span, the group has produced nine chart-topping singles including passionate hits like “Praise You in this Storm,” “East to West,” “Courageous” and “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me).”
Comprised entirely of youth pastors, the seven-member group began in 1999 as the student worship band at First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Florida. After moving to Georgia in 2001, the band produced two independent albums before signing with Beach Street Records. The band’s self-titled 2003 release was an immediate success, securing double-platinum status with hits like “If We Are the Body” and the number-one, gold-certified singles “Who Am I” and “The Voice of Truth.”
With additional anthems like “Lifesong,” “Does Anybody Hear Her,” “Until the Whole World Hears” and “Jesus, Friend of Sinners” it is no wonder Casting Crowns continues to enjoy a growing, enthusiastic fan base. The band is currently celebrating the release of their latest album, The Very Next Thing, which was released in 2016.Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and Dove Award recipient, and was awarded an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016), Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year (2016), and West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for original music & lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas.” In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards three times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Mandisa, and number one cuts by Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey. Passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story, West along with his father Pastor Joe West founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life.
$30.00 - $45.00
Aug
10 Fri
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REBA WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHASE BRYANT

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $55.00 / $50.00
OBSTRUCTED VIEW: $55.00 / $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: January 19, 2018 10:00 AM to August 10, 2018 8:00 PM
OBSTRUCTED VIEW Public Onsale: June 4, 2018 3:20 PM to August 10, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Reba with special guest Chase Bryant
Reba’s latest album, Sing it Now: Songs of Faith and Hope (Nash Icon Records / Capitol Christian Music Group), topped both the Billboard Country & Christian/Gospel charts and marked her 13th summit to reaching a No. 1 selling album. Additionally, it scored the ACM, CMA and GRAMMY® Awards winner two GMA Dove Awards nominations for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song Of The Year. Her epic career has achieved a rare pinnacle with 35 No. 1 singles, over 56 million albums sold worldwide and produced notable hits including “Back to God,” “Is There Life Out There,” “Consider Me Gone” and “Fancy.” Reba has also become a household name across television with her six-season #1 sitcom, film, theater and retail. The multi-media mogul continues to co-headline the longest-running Country act in The Colosseum at Caesars’ history with REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together In Vegas.Music defines Chase Bryant. At every level and in often unexpected ways, his truths are expressed in melody, lyrics, hooks and sounds…but his reality goes even deeper than that. Bryant's heritage is defined by music. "We all have dreams we want to follow. I’m no different than anybody else, I just sing about it,” says the 24 year old from Orange Grove, Texas. “It's my job to put the party on and give people a good reason to have fun." Bryant at 23 years old is considered a top-flight guitar player, head-turning songwriter, RED BOW recording artist and co-producer of his debut album. His songs include hits ”Little Bit of You," "Fire,” "Change Your Name” and the vocally-charged, guitar-shredding Top 10 debut single “Take It On Back.” Bryant’s new single, “Room to Breathe” marks a thrilling evolution in the young star’s artistry.

$50.00 - $65.00
Aug
11 Sat
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DAUGHTRY

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $35.00 / $30.00 / $25.00
WC ACCESSIBLE: $35.00 / $30.00
PIT STANDING: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / WC ACCESSIBLE / PIT STANDING Public Onsale: May 25, 2018 10:00 AM to August 11, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Chris Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Since rising to prominence on the fifth season of American Idol, he has released four albums, all of which reached the Billboard Top Ten and have combined sales over 8 million copies in the U.S.
Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the best-selling album of 2007, which contained four Top Twenty hit singles including the Grammy-nominated smash “It’s Not Over.” Leave This Town also reached Number One in 2009, while 2011’s Break the Spell was certified gold. His group’s most recent record, 2013’s Baptized, featured the platinum-selling “Waiting for Superman,” which the singer points to as a turning point in his songwriting. Daughtry just released “Backbone” in March 2018 as a sneak-peak of their 5th album being released this year.

$25.00 - $35.00
Aug
12 Sun
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OLD DOMINION'S HAPPY ENDINGS WORLD TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST HIGH VALLEY

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $51.00 / $31.00 / $21.00
VIP: $149.00
WC ACCESSIBLE: $51.00 / $31.00
PIT STANDING: $51.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / WC ACCESSIBLE / PIT STANDING Public Onsale: February 16, 2018 10:00 AM to August 12, 2018 8:00 PM
VIP Public Onsale: February 16, 2018 10:00 AM to August 6, 2018 5:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Old Dominion blends of old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit, rock n’ roll grit with radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. In a short time, Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music and is no stranger to the Iowa State Fair, joining the ranks of rising performers who have moved from performing on the Susan Knapp Amphitheater to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. You can catch Old Dominion with special guest, High Valley on Sunday, August 12, 2018.

VIP - The "Stars in the City" Fan Experience

  • One General Admission Pit ticket (standing room)

  • Pre-show acoustic performance and Q&A with Old Dominion

  • Lyric sheet signed by Old Dominion

  • Exclusive VIP merchandise gift

  • Commemorative laminate and lanyard

  • On-site event host


Country fans are no strangers to the uncanny musical connection of a family band, but they’ve never heard anything like the duo High Valley – and that’s simply because brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel never knew how country was “supposed” to sound. Growing up in La Crete, Alberta — more than 2,500 miles from where they now live in Music City —Brad and Curtis were completely cut off from the world of pop culture throughout their early lives. High Valley learned to become skilled digital citizens, building an avid fan base that is actively involved in selecting the duo’s songs through the High Valley app and connecting with each other via social media. As a result, they have amassed more than 43 million song streams worldwide – including 22 million for first single “Make You Mine.” The band has been selected for “Ones to Watch” recognition by Rolling Stone Country, Spotify, Pandora, CMT and Taste of Country. The Rempel brothers have already scored six Top 10s, three Gold certifications, played to 15,000 seat arenas opening for Shania Twain and earned multiple awards show wins – including Canadian CMA Group of the Year.
$21.00 - $149.00
Aug
13 Mon
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PAPA ROACH WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CHEVELLE AND BAD AUTHORITY

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $42.00 / $32.00 / $27.00
WC ACCESSIBLE: $42.00 / $32.00
PIT STANDING: $42.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / WC ACCESSIBLE / PIT STANDING Public Onsale: June 1, 2018 10:00 AM to August 13, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Over the past two decades Papa Roach has established themselves as true trendsetters in heavy metal music. They've been nominated for two Grammys, toured the globe with everyone from Eminem to Marilyn Manson and crafted the nü metal anthem “Last Resort.” The group's ninth full-length album, Crooked Teeth, sees the band returning to their humble—and hungry—roots.CHEVELLE is the understated musical powerhouse who have continually delivered rock anthems for the past 24 years. CHEVELLE has produced 7 number one hits and have sold 4 million records in the USA and many more world wide. It’s all credit to their continuing dedication to be true to their craft, the genre and their fans. CHEVELLE’s last two Album releases, La Gargola and The North Corridor both debuted #1 on the Billboard rock charts and #3 and #8 respectively, on the Billboard top 200 charts. With no signs of this Chicago alternative rock trio slowing down any time soon, their numerous chart topping releases have certainly earned this band a place in American rock music history.Bad Authority is recapturing the true spirit of rock and roll with big hair, loud guitars, wailing vocals and relentless energy. Bad Authority was influenced by artists such as KISS, Led Zeppelin, Dokken, Iron Maiden and Motley Crüe. Bad Authority delivers a rip-roaring, explosive rock and roll show to be enjoyed by listeners of all ages. In 2014, Bad Authority took first place in the first statewide Battle of the Bands competition hosted by the Iowa Rock N’ Roll Music Association, which would kick-start their rock n’ roll careers. Bad Authority has opened for Steve Miller Band, Ted Nugent, Hairball, the Ron Keel Band, Snake Oil, Three Dog Night, Great White, Head East, Jackyl, Wayland and many more. The boys continue to press on as “defenders of the faith” by holding dear to their influences and keeping the spirit of rock n’ roll alive through their timeless recordings and unforgettable live shows.

$27.00 - $42.00
Aug
14 Tue
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JIM GAFFIGAN

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $45.00 / $37.00 / $32.00
WC ACCESSIBLE: $45.00 / $37.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / WC ACCESSIBLE Public Onsale: February 16, 2018 10:00 AM to August 14, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Funny man, Jim Gaffigan is bringing his show to the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Gaffigan is a Grammy® nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor largely revolving around his fatherhood adventures and his observations on life.
$32.00 - $45.00
Aug
15 Wed
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THOMAS RHETT WITH SPECIAL GUEST DANIELLE BRADBERY

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $60.00 / $53.00 / $43.00
WC ACCESSIBLE: $60.00 / $53.00
PIT STANDING: $60.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / WC ACCESSIBLE / PIT STANDING Public Onsale: May 11, 2018 10:00 AM to August 15, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Thomas Rhett recently released his third album LIFE CHANGES (The Valory Music Co.), the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with a diverse batch of songs united by the "consistency of their craft” (Variety) as he stretches his sound to new limits. Highlighting his “detailed style of songwriting” (Rolling Stone), the new release debuted at No. One on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, marking the first Country release to take the top spot in 2017, also drawing a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. The “expertly assembled” (All Music) album has already garnered three No. One singles, the most recent of which, “Marry Me," marks his 10th career No. One. Thomas Rhett has earned major trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and more while also drawing GRAMMY Award, American Music Award and iHeartRadio Music Award nominations, among others.

Danielle Bradbery, twenty one-years-old, multi-faceted artist, is stepping into her own lane with her sophomore album I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET, out now on BMLG Records. As the title suggests, Bradbery re-introduced herself after taking time since her debut LP to focus on the writing process and for the first time, infusing her own story into her songs – penning seven of the album’s 10 tracks. Lead single “Sway,” written alongside Johan Fransson and GRAMMY®-winning songwriter Emily Weisband, perfectly infuses her Pop, R&B, soul and Country influences. Bradbery recently earned her first CMT Music Awards nomination for Performance of the Year with Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas for their performance of “Close” on CMT Crossroads.
$43.00 - $60.00
Aug
16 Thu
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EARTH, WIND & FIRE WITH SPECIAL GUEST SINBAD

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $47.00 / $42.00 / $37.00
WC ACCESSIBLE: $47.00 / $42.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / WC ACCESSIBLE Public Onsale: March 9, 2018 10:00 AM to August 16, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
With a signature sound beyond category and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, the band’s legendary journey has set the standard for music of all genres and made a profound and lasting impact on popular culture. Earth, Wind & Fire has released 23 albums. They have recorded eight #1 R&B singles and eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums. EWF has earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold over 100 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot as one of best-selling music artists of all time.Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of all Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. His storytelling style of comedy is profound without being profane. Sinbad has recently appeared on Disney's "Planes," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Eric Andre Show," FX Television series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and NBC’s "Celebrity Apprentice." Sinbad produced and starred in his own WE TV's reality show, SINBAD: It’s Just family.” He has done 6 one hour comedy specials in his long comedy career, 4 on HBO and the last 2 on Comedy Central...and he's not stopping anytime soon!
$37.00 - $47.00
Aug
17 Fri
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SUGARLAND 'STILL THE SAME TOUR' WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FRANKIE BALLARD AND LINDSAY ELL

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $67.00 / $57.00 / $52.00
WC ACCESSIBLE: $67.00 / $57.00
PIT STANDING: $67.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / WC ACCESSIBLE / PIT STANDING Public Onsale: January 19, 2018 10:00 AM to August 17, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Sugarland 'Still The Same Tour' with special guests Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell
GRAMMY® Award-winning pair Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are refreshing their musical visions while staying true to an authentic sound and emotive songwriting that has made Sugarland a ubiquitous with Country music duos. The Georgia natives released their first new music in seven years with “Still The Same” setting the tone for their joint venture with Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. Since the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, achieving high-mark sales with PLATINUM-certified THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE, 2X PLATINUM LOVE ON THE INSIDE and 3X PLATINUM TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE as well as ENJOY THE RIDE. Their most popular songs include PLATINUM-certified “All I Want to Do” and “Stay,” 2X PLATINUM “Stuck Like Glue” as well as GOLD-certified “Baby Girl,” “It Happens,” “Settlin’,” “Something More” and “Want To.” Sugarland has also earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed over 260 million on-demand streams. Their critical and mainstream appeal have been magnified with industry accolades – five consecutive CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year (2007-2011), five ACM Awards (including Song of the Year and Single of the Year) and GRAMMY® Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Country Song for “Stay.” Sugarland is back in the studio working on their new album and mapping out tour plans for 2018, including a guest slot at C2C in Europe this Spring. For more upcoming information, visit Sugarlandmusic.com.Frankie Ballard grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, listening to one classic album over and over again: Marty Robbins' Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, featuring Robbins' signature hit "El Paso." Now Ballard, a quick-draw guitarist and rough-hewn singer, has cut his own metaphorical gunfighter album, decamping from Nashville to a gritty El Paso studio to record the follow-up to his 2014 breakout Sunshine & Whiskey. For Ballard, who scored three consecutive Number One singles off Sunshine & Whiskey — "Helluva Life," the title track and "Young & Crazy" — it was imperative that he leave behind the safety of Nashville for the wilds of the Mexico border. The change of scenery worked. Ballard has created an urgent, thriving record, a project that showcases Frankie the artist.Coming from a family with deep musical roots, the Stoney Creek Records’ artist, Lindsay Ell, started playing piano and guitar at a very early age. The Calgary native was discovered at 13 by BTO and The Guess Who's Randy Bachman ("American Woman," "Takin' Care Of Business"). Because it is rare, she knows her six-string prowess is not the only focal point, but an accent to her vision as an artist. Having spent a decade learning about the music industry from the front of a stage, Lindsay Ell is more than ready for the next step – however big or small. Ell has been writing for years and, since moving to Nashville, has found how best to communicate who she is. The new-and-comer is comfortable in a conference room with six people or onstage opening in front of thousands. She says, “both are exciting and a little humbling.”
$52.00 - $67.00
Aug
18 Sat
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PETER CETERA WITH BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $37.00 / $32.00 / $27.00
WC ACCESSIBLE: $37.00 / $32.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / WC ACCESSIBLE Public Onsale: May 25, 2018 10:00 AM to August 18, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
“Grammy Award” winning singer/songwriter, Peter Cetera has had two distinct musical careers. From 1968 thru 1986 Peter was the singer, songwriter, and bass player for the legendary rock group “Chicago”. In his time with the group, they recorded 18 of the most memorable albums of a generation, including such hits as “If You Leave Me Now”, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”, “Baby What a Big Surprise”, “You’re the Inspiration”, “Stay the Night”, “Love Me Tomorrow”, “Happy Man”, “Feeling Stronger Every Day” and “Along Comes a Woman”. A solo artist since 1986, Peter has recorded 10 time-honored CD’s including his #1 hits, the Academy Award nominated song “The Glory of Love” from the hit movie “The Karate Kid II”, “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant, “Feels Like Heaven” with Chaka Kahn", “After All” with Cher from the motion picture “Chances Are”, “No Explanation” from the mega hit film, “Pretty Woman” and the unforgettable “Restless Heart”.It’s been more than four decades since Blood, Sweat and Tears came on the music scene successfully blending rock, fusion and jazz into the unique style the group has been known for throughout the years. With their trademark sound featuring an incredible horn section, multiple Billboard top 40 hits would follow including such hits like “When I Die,” “God Bless The Child,” “Hi-De-Ho,” “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” and the classic hit “Spinning Wheel”, which helped give B,S & T their first GRAMMY award with “Album of the Year”. Throughout the years, B, S & T has evolved keeping the legacy and music alive while introducing the music to a whole new generation.
$27.00 - $37.00
Aug
19 Sun
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FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE WITH SPECIAL GUEST JILLIAN JACQUELINE

Des Moines, IA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $80.00 / $75.00 / $70.00
WC ACCESSIBLE: $75.00
PIT STANDING: $80.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / WC ACCESSIBLE / PIT STANDING Public Onsale: March 9, 2018 10:00 AM to August 19, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Since their breakout in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM, CMA, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. The top-shelf entertainers continue to crush records as the first and only country act to achieve RIAA Diamond certification: 10 million copies sold for their breakout smash, “Cruise”, which is the best-selling digital country single of all time. Their previous BMLG Records releases- 2x Platinum debut, “Here’s to the Good times” and Platinum, “Anything Goes” have attributed to sales surpassing 30 million tracks and more than 4.2 million albums worldwide.With words and music to live by, the twenty-­‐something singer/songwriter, Jillian Jacqueline, is well sculpted. Real, true and humble, yet admirably confident, the traits resonate in her music. A precocious talent strongly rooted in country, the country girl spent her teens in the Big Apple where she cut her teeth at some of Manhattan’s world-­‐renowned rock and punk rock clubs (including Bitter End, CBGB's and Pianos). Ranking as one of the Top 20 “Artists To Watch” in 2017, Jillian is also one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” (Class of 2017).
$70.00 - $80.00

E. 30th Street & E University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
United States
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. For more information please visit our website at www.iowastatefair.org.