The 2016 Iowa State Fair maybe months away but tickets to a pair of scheduled grandstand shows are going on sale.
Beginning Saturday tickets to Dierks Bentley and An evening with comic Jeff Dunham will be on sale through all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 800-745-3000. Sales begin at 10 a.m. February 13th.
Country star Dierks Bentley is schedule to take the State Fair stage August 15th at 8 p.m. Tickets are listed at $57 each. Dunham, who's a ventriloquist is slated for August 18th also at 8 p.m. with ticket prices ranging from $52 - $32.
Newsboys also are included on the 2016 fair schedule but tickets prices for the August 11th concert have not been announced.
This year's fair runs August 11-21 in Des Moines.
A 1972 Sonny and Cher concert stil holds the all-time record for State Fair concert attendance drawing 26,200 in two shows. Listed below are the 5 most attended grandstand shows at the fair.
-Sonny and Cher attracted 26,200 in two shows.(1972)
-Beach Boys drew 25,400 in one show. (1975)
-Johnny Cash attracted 25,300 in two shows. (1970)
-Chicago played to 24,700 in one show. (1974)
-Oak Ridge Boys drew 23,500 in two shows. (1982)
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