First Concerts Announced for 2017 Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES-Country icon, Alabama, Canadian grunge rock band, Nickelback, and Christian sensations for KING & COUNTRY with special guest Matt Maher will be hitting the stage at the Iowa State Fair in 2017 as a part of the Iowa State Fair Grandstand Concert Line-Up presented by U.S. Cellular. A pre-holiday on-sale is planned for the first three concerts announced.

This will be the earliest the Iowa State Fair has ever put Grandstand tickets on-sale.

For KING & COUNTRY with special guest Matt Maher
Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30, $35, $45

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $52, $62, $72

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $42, $47, $57

On sale: Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at or 800-514-3849.

The 2017 Grandstand stage area is set for upgrades in 2018, so it seems appropriate that popular repeat performers, Alabama (2015), for KING & COUNTRY (2015), and Nickelback (2004) will grace the stage again.
The Iowa State Fair will be staggering on-sale dates for Grandstand shows. All shows will be announced via our website, e-newsletter, social media, and news releases once they are finalized and the shows will go on-sale shortly after each announce date. Ticket prices will vary depending on location of seats in the Grandstand. Information on individual concerts will be available at as acts are announced.

Tickets will go on sale through all E-tix at or call 800-514-3849. All concert events are reserved seating. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission, but advanced admission tickets are also available at

Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit