First Grandstand concert announced for 2019 Iowa State Fair
Get an overhead view of the newly renovated Grandstands at the Iowa State Fair and hear what improvements you'll see this year. Brian Powers and Michael Zamora, The Register
It’s not too early to start next year's Iowa State Fair planning, right?
The first announced Grandstand concert of 2019 is Christian rock act For King & Country, which will return to the fair for opening night on Aug. 8, 2019.
Contemporary Christian counterpart Zach Williams is expected to open the show.
For King & Country made its Grandstand debut in 2017 and brought 4,551 fans to the State Fair's main stage. Ticket information will be released at a later day, officials said.
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The award-winning Australian duo will return to Des Moines’ east side in support of “Burn The Ships,” the group’s third studio album, due out in October. For King & Country earned Gold status in 2017 for its sophomore album, “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.” The album earned the group a Grammy Award in 2015.
For King & Country marks the second confirmed concert for next summer's Iowa State Fair. Iowa native and “American Idol” winner Maddie Poppe plans to play a free stage show Aug. 8, 2019.
Find more information at iowastatefair.org.