It’s that time of year: We are already starting to see commercials for the Minnesota State Fair beginning later this month. Summer is coming to an end and many of us are dreading the cold upcoming weather on the horizon and fall semester classes beginning (note: fall doesn’t begin until September 22nd, so we still have plenty of time to enjoy what we have). Many people are excited for the cool weather, kicking off the football season, the pretty colors of fall, and, of course, the Fair. There is an abundance every year of new events, food-on-a-stick attractions, and Grandstand headliners. With the countdown of excitement for the 2017 Minnesota State Fair already in motion, here is a list of events and headliners (in order of appearance, not talent) for the Grandstand.
Date: Thursday, August 24th 7:30 p.m.
Special Guest: Daughtry
$80 (GA & Plaza Standing Room)
$65 (Reserved Seating)
Date: Friday, August 25th 7:30 p.m.
Special Guest: Vanessa Carlton
$90 (Reserved Seating in Plaza, Patio, & Mainstand through Row 26)
$74 (Reserved Seating in Mainstand Rows 27-52)
$49 (Reserved Seating in Mainstand Rows 53-58)
Date: Saturday, August 26th 8 p.m.
$60 (Reserved Seating Plaza & Mainstand through Row 40)
$50 (Reserved Seating Mainstand Rows 41-58)
Presented by Ford F-Series
Date: Sunday, August 27th 7:30 p.m.
Special Guest: 3 doors down
$101 (General Admission PIT & Standing Room Only)
$77, $68.50, $53, $23 (Reserved Seating)
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Date: Monday, August 28th 8 p.m.
Ticket Price: $29 (Reserved Seating)
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour
Date: Tuesday, August 29th 7:30 p.m.
Special Guest: Carlene Carter
$64 (Reserved Seating Plaza & Mainstand through Row 40)
$49 (Reserved Seating Mainstand Rows 41-58)
Date: Wednesday, August 30th 8 p.m.
Special Guest: Us The Duo
$50 (Reserved Seating Plaza & Mainstand through Row 40
$40 (Reserved Seating Mainstand Rows 41-58)
Date: Thursday,August 31st 7:30 p.m.
Special Guest: Black Coffee
$97 (General Admission Plaza-Level, Standing Room Only)
$87 (Reserved Seating Patio and Mainstand to Row 22)
$72 (Reserved Seating Mainstand Rows 25-58)
The Minnesota Show w/ Garrison Keillor
Love & Comedy Tour 2017
Date: Friday, September 1st 7:45 p.m.
$36 (Reserved Seating Plaza)
$28 (Reserved Seating Patio & Mainstand)
Discount $2 Per Ticket for MPR Members (Password Required)
Presented by The Current’s Music on-a-stick
Date: Saturday, September 2nd 7 p.m.
Special Guests: Lucius and Now, Now
$25 (General Admission Plaza-Level & Standing Room)
$25 (Reserved Seating Patio and Mainstand)
Discount $5 Per Ticket for MPR Members (Password Required)
MSF Amateur Talent Contest Finals
Presented by Jack’s pizza
Date: Sunday, September 3 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: Free!
15 IN A 30 TOUR 2017
Date: Monday, September 4th 7:00 p.m.
Special Guests: Lanco & Ryan Follese
$68 (Reserved Seating Plaza-Level and Mainstand to Row 42)
$58 (Reserved Seating Mainstand Rows 43-58)
Photo credit: minnesotastatefair.org