SOURCE: Iowa State Fair

April 25, 2007 13:16 ET

Grammy Tradition Continues: 2007 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-Up

Drum Roll, Please... Announcing the Grandstand Line-Up for the 2007 Iowa State Fair Set August 9-19!

DES MOINES, IA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 25, 2007 -- More than 100 Grammy award-winning performers have taken the Grandstand stage since 1956. And the 2007 Grandstand line-up is no exception. Continuing the rich history of a diverse musical mix, this year's schedule again features Grammy winners as well as top country, rock and pop stars offering not-to-miss performances.

Grammy award-winning and best-selling Christian group Casting Crowns with special guest Tree63 and Grammy-nominated alt-rock band Switchfoot will grace the Grandstand this year. Other featured performers include country favorites Dierks Bentley with special guest Chris Cagle and Gary Allan with Eric Church opening. Veteran rockers Alice Cooper with special guest Blue Öyster Cult will also perform.

Corbin Bleu, Drake Bell and Jordan Pruitt, three of the nation's fastest rising stars, join up for a spectacular show for all ages. Actor, singer and dancer Corbin Bleu is best known for his roles in Disney's "High School Musical" and "Jump In!" Drake Bell, the star of Nickelodeon's award-winning show "Drake & Josh" is making a name for himself on the music charts with his debut album, "It's Only Time." Singer/songwriter Jordan Pruitt's latest album, "No Ordinary Girl," has garnered rave reviews and one of her original songs was featured in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Jump In!"

The 28th annual Rock-n-Roll Reunion features 50's and 60's living legends Little Anthony & the Imperials; The Drifter's Ben E. King; "Wooley Bulley" singer Sam The Sham; soulman Percy Sledge and 60's great Gary U.S. Bonds. Heart-pounding auto races and thunderous tractor pulls round out the schedule.

Tickets for Casting Crowns and Tree63 are on sale now through Ticketmaster. All other concert and track event tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. All concert events are reserved seating; track events are general admission. Beginning July 5, the Fair's Ticket Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays - Fridays and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays for walk-up orders only (no mail, phone or fax orders). Convenience charges will apply to all tickets.

The 2007 Iowa State Fair Grandstand line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular.

For background information about the Grammy Tradition at the Iowa State Fair, please visit

A complete listing of event dates, times and ticket prices follows:

2007 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Schedule

Thursday, August 9:      Gary Allan with special guest Eric Church,
                         8 p.m., $28

Friday, August 10:       Alice Cooper with special guest Blue Öyster Cult,
                         8 p.m., $28

Saturday, August 11:     I.M.C.A. Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Modifieds
                         Hot Laps 9 a.m., Races 10 a.m.,
                         $12 adults, $5 children 6-11, children 5 and
                         under free

Saturday, August 11:     Rock 'n' Roll Reunion XXVIII featuring Little
                         Anthony & the Imperials, Sam the Sham, Percy
                         Sledge, Gary U.S. Bonds, Ben E. King,
                         7:30 p.m., $28

Sunday, August 12:       Corbin Bleu and Drake Bell with special guest
                         Jordan Pruitt, 8 p.m., $25

Monday, August 13:       Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models
                         Hot Laps 5:30 p.m., Races 6:30 p.m.,
                         $15 adults, $5 children 6-11, children 5 and
                         under free

Tuesday, August 14:      Dierks Bentley with special guest Chris Cagle,
                         8 p.m., $28

Wednesday, August 15:    Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull,
                         2 p.m., $15 adults, $5 children 6-11, children 5
                         and under free

Thursday, August 16:     Casting Crowns with special guest Tree63,
                         8 p.m., $25

Friday, August 17:       To be announced

Saturday, August 18:     Switchfoot with special guest to be announced,
                         8 p.m., $28

Sunday, August 19:       To be announced

The 2007 Iowa State Fair "Sounds Like Fun" August 9-19. For more information call 800/545-FAIR or visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lori Chappell
    515/262-3111, x. 204