SOURCE: Iowa State Fair

May 14, 2007 16:14 ET

Joe Walsh Completes Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-Up

DES MOINES, IA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- Famed rocker Joe Walsh brings his extraordinary talent to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand Friday, August 17, filling the last opening in this year's line-up. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $28 and go on sale Saturday, May 19.

Best known for his powerful guitar licks, Joe Walsh has entertained the masses and captivated his peers from his early hits with the James Gang through to his tenure with the Eagles -- as well as a successful solo career. For more than three decades his distinctively reedy vocals, off-the-wall lyrics, and expansive guitar have produced such classics as "Funk #49," "Walk Away," "Life's Been Good," and "Ordinary Average Guy."

An Evening with Joe Walsh joins just-announced American Idols Live as one of many must-see concerts set for the Grandstand during the 2007 Fair, August 9-19. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Saturday, May 19.

Tickets for Casting Crowns and Tree63 are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Tickets for all other concerts and track events go on sale Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone numbers and online at 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.

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:              An Evening with Joe Walsh, 8 p.m., $28

Saturday, August 18:            Switchfoot with special guest Cartel,
                                8 p.m., $28

Sunday, August 19:              American Idols Live, 8 p.m., $42
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