Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland reunited at the 2017 CMAs to present the award for Vocal Duo of the Year. Wochit
Time to start making summer plans, fair fanatics. Reunited country favorite Sugarland is slated to perform at the Grandstand this August, the Iowa State Fair announced Tuesday morning.
The Grammy Award-winning “Stay” and “All I Wanna Do” duo plans to take to the Grandstand stage on Aug. 17, a Friday night. Tickets to catch the Atlanta-born group on the “Still The Same” tour cost $52, $57 or $67 before fees. Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell open the show.
Additionally, the Iowa State Fair released ticket information for previously announced shows from country legend Reba McEntire, Aug. 10., and Christian contemporary act Casting Crowns, Aug. 9. Tickets to see McEntire cost $50, $55 or $65; Casting Crowns tickets run $30, $35 or $45.
Tickets to all three concerts go on sale Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. via etix.com or by phone at 800-514-3849.
Country up-and-comer Chase Bryant will open for McEntire, a news release said. Christian pop rock act Matthew West opens for Casting Crowns.
The show announcement comes as the Grandstand undergoes a multi-million dollar renovation that includes constructing a new stage and adding roughly 4,000 seats just north of the long-standing structure.
Iowa-based convenience store chain Kum & Go donated $1 million to the project, a news release said, and Kum & Go will hold naming rights to the stage. Construction plans to be completed in August, the Register previously reported.
A nine-month Grandstand renovation project began at the Iowa State Fair on Nov. 13 with the demolishing the Grandstand stage. Wochit
Sugarland, featuring members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, announced plans to reunite and release new music during the 51st Country Music Association Awards last November. The group is known for hits such as “Baby Girl,” “Stuck Like Glue” and “Already Gone,” last releasing a studio record, “The Incredible Machine,” in 2010.
The outfit released a comeback single, “Still The Same,” in December.
The Iowa State Fair runs Aug. 9-19. More information can be found at iowastatefair.org.
2018 Iowa State Fair Grandstand (so far):
Aug. 9: Casting Crowns
Aug. 10: Reba McEntire
Aug. 17: Sugarland