SOURCE: Iowa State Fair

May 29, 2007 13:52 ET

2007 Fair Entertainment Features Steve Holy, Josh Gracin, Survivor, Loverboy, Don McLean

DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Country stars Steve Holy and Josh Gracin, rock groups Survivor and Loverboy and the legendary Don McLean are just a few of the star-studded entertainment included free with gate admission to the 2007 Iowa State Fair. The Fair "Sounds Like Fun" August 9-19.

The impressive roster, offering more than $400,000 in entertainment value, is a blend of local and national, up-and-coming and classic blues, country, rock, pop and comedy acts.

Steve Holy's latest hit "Brand New Girlfriend" hit Billboard Country Singles chart at #1 and his 2000 album "Blue Moon" went platinum with the chart-topping single "Good Morning Beautiful." Holy will perform August 11. After winning over fans as a top four finalist on season two of American Idol, Josh Gracin's self-titled debut album went gold and he is set to release his sophomore album with the popular single "Favorite State of Mind." Gracin will take the stage August 17.

Rock group Survivor topped the charts with "Eye of the Tiger" and followed up with more hits including "Burning Heart," "The Search is Over," and "High on You." They take the stage August 12. Loverboy, best known for their hits "Turn Me Loose," "Heaven In Your Eyes" and "Working for the Weekend," will perform August 18.

Legendary singer/song-writer Don McLean rocketed into fame with the release of "American Pie," which was named one of the top five Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. His many hits, including "Vincent," "And I Love You So" and "Castles in the Air," earned him a spot in the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. McLean's performance is part of the Extreme Sunday festivities on August 19.

Fair and local favorites The Nadas, Jason Brown, The Blue Band, and Vocal Trash are also part of the free entertainment schedule.

A complete listing of event dates, stage and times follows:

Complete Free Stage Entertainment Line-up for the 2007 Iowa State Fair

Anderson Erickson Dairy Stage sponsored by KCCI News Channel 8

August 9-11:  The Nadas (7 and 9 p.m.)
August 12:    Survivor (8 p.m.)
August 13-14: GB Leighton (7 and 9 p.m.)
August 15-16: Hairball: A spoof on the 80s presented by LAZER 103.3
              (7 and 9 p.m.)
August 17-18: Vocal Trash (1 and 3:30 p.m.)
August 17-18: The Blue Band (7 and 9 p.m.)
August 19:    Vocal Trash (5:30 and 7:30 p.m.)

Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi

August 9-11:  Vocal Trash (7 and 9 p.m.)
August 12:    Fiesta Latina featuring Grupo Fuego (7 and 9 p.m.)
August 13-14: Justin Roberts (4 and 6 p.m.)
August 13-14: Ron Diamond (8 p.m.)
August 15-16: Vocal Trash (7 and 9 p.m.)
August 17:    The BoDeans (8 p.m.)
August 18:    Loverboy (8 p.m.)
August 19:    Don McLean (7 p.m.)

Susan Knapp Amphitheater sponsored by Chevrolet with media sponsor KDSM
 FOX 17

August 9:     Jason Brown (7:30 and 9:30 p.m.)
August 10:    Del McCoury Band (8 p.m.)
August 11:    Steve Holy (8 p.m.)
August 12-14: Vocal Trash (7:30 and 9:30 p.m.)
August 15:    Bellamy Brothers (7:30 and 9:30 p.m.)
August 16:    Country Gold: Leroy VanDyke, Bobby Bare, Charlie Rich Jr. and
              Connie Smith (6 and 8:30 p.m.)
August 17:    Josh Gracin (8 p.m.)
August 18:    Chris Young (7:30 and 9:30 p.m.)
August 19:    Celebration Iowa (4 and 6 p.m.)

Terrible's Lakeside Casino Stage sponsored by Channel 5 WOI TV

August 9-11:  ABBAMANIA: The Magic and Music of ABBA (7:30 and 9:30 p.m.)
August 12-14: Stayin' Alive: A Night of the Bee Gees (7:30 and 9:30 p.m.)
August 15-16: Travis LeDoyt: Elvis Impersonator (7:30 and 9:30 p.m.)
August 17-19: Simply the Best: Tribute to Legendary Motown Divas (7:30 and
              9:30 p.m.)
The 2007 Iowa State Fair "Sounds Like Fun" August 9-19. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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