Complete 2024 Indiana State Fair Free Stage Concert Lineup

Complete 2024 Indiana State Fair Free Stage Concert Lineup

The Indiana State Fair is set to deliver an exciting array of musical performances at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage in 2024. This year’s lineup promises a diverse mix of genres and star power, ensuring there’s something for everyone. All concerts are free with paid fair admission, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs to enjoy the shows comfortably.

Here’s a detailed look at the complete 2024 Indiana State Fair Free Stage concert lineup:

**August 2: Three Dog Night**
Kicking off the series is Three Dog Night, a band that dominated the charts between 1969 and 1974 with hits like “Joy To The World,” “Never Been To Spain,” and “Mama Told Me (Not To Come).” This performance is a rescheduled event from a 2023 cancellation, promising a nostalgic start to the fair.

**August 3: Celebrating the Beatles**
The day begins with Hard Days Night, a Beatles tribute band from Cleveland, Ohio, performing at 2 PM. They meticulously recreate the look and sound of the iconic British band. Later, at 7:30 PM, Tony Kishman, a former star of the Broadway musical “Beatlemania,” will take the stage with “Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney,” celebrating the legendary Beatle’s music.

**August 4: Gladys Knight**
Known as the “Empress of Soul,” Gladys Knight will grace the stage with her powerful voice and timeless hits. With nearly 40 albums to her name, her performance is sure to be a highlight of the fair.

**August 6: 84 – Van Halen Tribute**
Fans of classic rock can look forward to 84 – Van Halen Tribute, which celebrates the original lineup of Van Halen. Expect to hear favorites like “Jump,” “Panama,” and “Hot for Teacher.”

**August 7: Buddy Guy**
Blues legend Buddy Guy, an octogenarian with a storied career, will bring his Grammy-winning talent to the stage. A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, his performance is a must-see.

**August 8: Dogstar**
Featuring guitarist/vocalist Bret Domrose, drummer Robert Mailhouse, and bassist Keanu Reeves, Dogstar will perform their latest music. Formed in Los Angeles in the early ’90s, the band recently released a new album in October 2023.

**August 9: Bell Biv DeVoe**
Bell Biv DeVoe, formed as a spinoff of New Edition in 1989, will bring their unique blend of R&B and hip-hop to the stage. Their hit “Poison” remains a fan favorite.

**August 10: Fearless: The Taylor Swift Tribute**
This tribute act is designed to get the audience singing and dancing to Taylor Swift’s biggest hits. It’s a perfect event for Swifties looking to celebrate their favorite artist.

**August 11: Blessing Offor and Newsboys**
The day starts with Blessing Offor at 2 PM, blending soul, R&B, pop, and traditional African music. Later, at 7:30 PM, Christian rock band Newsboys will perform, showcasing their latest album, “Worldwide Revival.”

**August 13: Latino-Fest featuring Con La Sonora Dinamita de Colombia**
Presented by Radio Latina, this event starts at 6 PM with entertainment leading up to the main act, Con La Sonora Dinamita de Colombia, at 7:30 PM. The Mexican-Colombian cumbia group has a rich history and over 30 albums to their name.

**August 14: Happy Together Tour**
This tour features six artists from the ’60s and ’70s, including The Turtles, Jay & The Americans, The Association, Badfinger ft. Joey Molland, The Vogues, and The Cowsills. It’s a nostalgic trip back to the golden age of rock and pop.

**August 15: Sublime with Rome**
A collaboration between former members of Sublime and guitarist Rome Ramirez, Sublime with Rome will bring their ska alternative rock sound to the fair.

**August 16: Gary Allan**
Country music fans can look forward to Gary Allan, a chart-topping singer with multiple platinum and gold albums. His latest release, “Ruthless,” continues to showcase his talent.

**August 17: Lita Ford**
Former lead guitarist of The Runaways, Lita Ford, will perform her solo hits, including “Close My Eyes Forever” and “Kiss Me Deadly.” Her rock credentials make her a standout in the lineup.

**August 18: Gospel Music Festival featuring Yolanda Adams**
Closing out the fair is the Gospel Music Festival, headlined by Yolanda Adams. Inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame, Adams will bring her powerful gospel music to the stage.

The Indiana State Fair runs from August 2 to 18, with the theme “The Art & Nature of Fun,” presented in partnership with Newfields. The fair is closed on Mondays, giving visitors plenty of opportunities to enjoy the diverse musical acts and other attractions.

Source: IndyStar

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