Garrison Keillor to glam bands to daredevils, Fair has it all

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tickets went on sale this week for the Iowa State Fair grandstand shows. 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.

The Dr. Danger Daredevil Stunt show and a demolition derby will be held August 16.

Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" The Rhubarb Tour is the Fair closer Aug. 17, sponsored by Iowa Public Radio.

Tickets for all events can be ordered through Ticketmaster"U Gotta Love It." For more information call 800/545-FAIR or visit

Prices for the concert tickets range from $25-$32, and the Daredevil Stunt Show is $12.