Charlie Daniels, '80s glam bands, Garrison Keillor in Fair lineup

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Iowa State Fair has assembled an eclectic array of entertainers for the 2008 run. The grandstand schedule was announced Thursday, with tickets on sale May 17.

The Fair is August 7-17.

Country superstar Josh Turner appears with special guest Craig Morgan. Turner's latest hits include "Firecracker" and "Another Try" while Morgan's latest single, "International Harvester" continues to be a radio favorite. Grammy Award-winner Tracy Lawrence and Blake Shelton also team up for a not-to-miss night of country hits.

The Charlie Daniels Band is joined by rockers 38 Special and Shooter Jennings for the Tour 2008 Volunteer Jam.

Glam metal band Cinderella ("Nobody's Fool") appears with the original members of Warrant ("Cherry Pie") and Night Ranger ("Sister Christian").

"High School Musical" sensations Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu bring their powerful vocals and quick dance moves to the Grandstand stage.

Grammy Award-winner and 80s heartthrob Rick Springfield, known for his iconic hit "Jessie's Girl" and recurring role on the daytime soap opera General Hospital, takes the stage with special guest Patty Smyth and Scandal.

Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" is the Fair closer Aug. 17 with Dr. Danger Daredevil Stunt Show on Aug. 16.