The Iowa State Fair’s latest batch of headliners fall outside of the Grandstand’s usual batch of music acts. Blue collar comedian Larry the Cable Guy will play the Grandstand on Aug. 11. Larry last performed in Des Moines in 2008 at the Civic Center.
The last time a comedian headlined a Grandstand show was in 2010 when ventriloquist Jeff Dunham played the fair. Reno Collier will open.
Also announced was Big Time Rush, an addition that will delight younger fans (and likely puzzle others). The group is from the Nickelodeon show of the same name about four hockey players who form a boy band. They’ll play the Grandstand Aug. 14.
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