Dawes leads Minnesota State Fair free shows lineup

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Although the Minnesota State Fair has done a fairly good job of packing in some variety for its Grandstand shows, the free entertainment this year should pull a hefty crowd this late August/early September.

Dawes, the best local band not from Minnesota, is indeed lined up for not one, but two performances. Actually, in this case, the smooth folk-rockers love playing here so much that they probably requested these performances themselves. This is only the tip of the deep-fried Oreo of a lineup for this year's festivities, however. Check out the lineup and schedules below.

Bandshell Tonight! Leinie Lodge Bandshell

Dawes - Thursday, August 23, and Friday, August 24

The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26

Hairball - Monday, August 27, and Tuesday, August 28

The Mavericks - Wednesday, August 29, and Thursday, August 30

Wilson Phillips - Friday, August 31, and Saturday, September 1

Bettye LaVette - Sunday, September 2, and Monday, September 3

Leinie Lodge Bandshell

Morgan Frazier, Tonic Sol-fa, and JT Hodges - Thursday, August 23, and Friday, August 24

Mockingbird Sun,  Elizabeth Cook, and Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys - Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26 

The 34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band, Squeezebox, and The Johnny Hiland Band - Monday, August 27, and Tuesday, August 28 

Mandy Barnett, and The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir - Wednesday, August 29, and Thursday, August 30

Home Free, Wanda Jackson, and Will Hoge - Friday, August 31, and Saturday, September 1

Marlee Scott, The Cleverlys, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and The Bad Larrys - Sunday, September 2, and Monday, September 3

Heritage Square

Tina & Lena, The Harris Brothers, and The Sweet Colleens - Thursday, August 23, and Friday, August 24 

The Cactus Blossoms, The Minnesota State Fiddle Contest, and Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps - Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26

LeRoy's River Minstrels, The Sherwin Linton Show featuring Pam and The Cotton Kings, and JD McPherson - Monday, August 27, and Tuesday, August 28 

Craig Ebel and DyVersaCo, Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, and Monroe Crossing - Wednesday, August 29, and Thursday, August 30

The Mouldy Figs, The Minnesota Flatpicking Guitar and Duet Championships, and the New Standards - Friday, August 31, and Saturday, September 1 

The Dale Pexa Band,  Six Mile Grove, and Molly Maher & Erik Koskinen - Sunday, September 2, and Monday, September 3

International Bazaar

Soul Tight Committee, Todd Menton, and The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra - Thursday, August 23, and Friday, August 24

The International Reggae All Stars, Dominic Gaudious, and Yawo - Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26  

Davina & The Vagabonds, Dirty Shorts Brass Band, and Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers - Monday, August 27, and Tuesday, August 28

K-Libre 24, Malamanya, and Native Pride Dancers - Wednesday, August 29, and Thursday, August 30

Hookers & Blow, CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, and Café Accordion Orchestra - Friday, August 31, and Saturday, September 1   

Tropical Zone Orchestra, BATO BATO! Breck Marimba Ensemble, and Malek's Fishermen Band - Sunday, September 2, and Monday, September 3


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Just me or does this line up come close to out doing the Grandstand?

joel
joel

Finally! I can go see Bettye without having to go to the Dakota!!

Zachary Johnson
Zachary Johnson

Thank you Mr. Fischer for this joyous news.  Gah I love me some Dawes!!!!  I'm geeking out that's for sure.

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