A cappella favorite Pentatonix returns to the Iowa State Fair this summer
A deep-fried day at the midway now comes with an a cappella nightcap as star group Pentatonix returns to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand.
The vocal five-piece plays Aug. 17 at the Grandstand, a Saturday night. Tickets go on sale Feb. 15 at noon via iowastatefair.org, costing $35, $40 or $50 before fees and fair admission.
Indie pop singer Rachel Platten opens the show.
Pentatonix last performed at the Grandstand in 2017, bringing a sold out crowd of 10,643 to Des Moines' east side. The group mixed classic covers — Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and John Lennon's "Imagine" — with a cappella originals during the performance.
Pentatonix debuted at the Iowa State Fair in 2013, opening for Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice.
A three-time Grammy Award-winning outfit, Pentatonix has sold about 10 million records globally, a news release said. The group — known for a discography that mixes cover albums with original songs and holiday favorites — scored its first No. 1 record on Billboard with 2015 release "Pentatonix."
Find more information at iowastatefair.org.
2019 Iowa State Fair Grandstand lineup (so far)
Aug. 8: For King & Country
Aug. 10: Slipknot
Aug. 11: Zac Brown Band
Aug. 14: Gabriel Iglesias
Aug. 16: Luke Bryan
Aug. 17: Pentatonix
Aug. 18: Hootie & The Blowfish with Barenaked Ladies