While the paid events are out of my price range, I would love to check out Journey* with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts on Labor Day (September 1st). Since it's my day off, I'll probably be wandering the fair ground and eating something on a stick.
* Please note that this Journey does not feature Steve Perry (who previously showed up randomly at Eels at Fitzgerald Theater), but Filipino singer-songwriter Arnel Pineda.
If you're going this year, I've broken down the two stages that I normally go to, for all free events listing, head over to mnstatefair.org.
|Aug. 21 & 22:||Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice|
|Aug. 23 & 24:||Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound|
|Aug. 25 & 26:||Scott Stapp - The Voice of Creed|
|Aug. 27 & 28:||Dr. Dog|
|Aug. 29 & 30:||Buckwheat Zydeco|
|Aug. 31 & Sept. 1:||Charlie Worsham|
|Aug. 21:||Toby Keith with special guest Colt Ford|
|Aug. 22:||Aretha Franklin with special guest The Four Tops|
|Aug. 23:||Kid Rock with special guest Blackberry Smoke|
|Aug. 24:||DigiFest Minnesota|
|Aug. 25:||The Happy Together Tour 2014|
|Aug. 26:||Linkin Park & Thirty Seconds to Mars with special guest AFI|
|Aug. 27:||Tim McGraw with special guest Ryan Kinder|
|Aug. 28:||Fall Out Boy & Paramore with special guest Bad Suns|
|Aug. 29:||A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor|
|Aug. 30:||MN Music On-A-Stick featuring Brother Ali, Doomtree, Bob Mould, Har Mar Superstar, Cloud Cult and The Cactus Blossoms|
|Aug. 31:||Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest Finals - FREE!|
|Sept. 1:||Journey with special guest Joan Jett & The Blackhearts|