Iowa State Fair Grandstand Tickets on Sale April 18

Written by Theresa Rose on March 28, 2015

DES MOINES, IA (03/27/2015)(readMedia)– Tickets for the much-anticipated Iowa State Fair Grandstand shows will go on sale Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets. The 2015 line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular.

In addition to the previously-announced star-studded line-up, ROCK-A-THON starring: Dee Snider, Dokken, Warrant, Firehouse and Eddie Trunk will take the Grandstand Stage Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. The rock festival’s array of performers include leading front man Dee Snider of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister, and multi-platinum pop-metal band Warrant.

Print at home discounted admission tickets are on sale now at Fairgoers can purchase gate admission tickets online and print their own tickets at no extra charge. Fairgoers can also purchase punch cards online and have them mailed to them directly for a nominal fee.

Tickets for all concert and track events will go on sale Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by phone at 800-745-3000. All concert events are reserved seating; track events are general admission. Beginning July 6, the Fair’s Ticket Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday for walk-up orders only (assuming tickets remain; no mail, phone or fax orders). Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission. Gate admission must be purchased separately.

A complete listing of event dates, times and ticket prices follows:

2015 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up presented by U.S. Cellular

Thursday, Aug. 13 Casting Crowns with special guest for KING & COUNTRY 8 p.m. $32
Friday, Aug. 14 Justin Moore with special guest Easton Corbin, 8 p.m., $35
Saturday, Aug. 15 Def Leppard with special guests Styx and Tesla, 7 p.m. $53
Sunday, Aug. 16 REBA with special guest Caroline Kole, 8 p.m., $45
Monday, Aug. 17 Carrie Underwood with special guest Michael Ray, 8 p.m., $60
Tuesday, Aug. 18 To Be Announced
Wednesday, Aug. 19 Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull sponsored by Iowa Farmer Today, 2 p.m.; $20 Adults, $10 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under
Thursday, Aug. 20 Alabama
and special guest Chris Janson, 8 p.m., $40
Friday, Aug. 21 To Be Announced
Saturday, Aug. 22 Meghan Trainor with special guest to be announced, 8 p.m., $40
Sunday, Aug. 23 ROCK-A-THON starring: Dee Snider, Dokken, Warrant, Firehouse and Eddie Trunk, 6 p.m., $30

“Nothing Compares” to the 2015 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. Discounted gate admission tickets are on sale now through our convenient print at home ticket option at For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit