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Top shows

Published on August 13th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler

Thursday

Toby Keith. Oklahoma country star Toby Keith plays the Grandstand at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E. Grand Ave., at 8 p.m. Keith’s No. 1 hits include “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “Whiskey Girl,” “I Love This Bar” and “Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue.” Keith’s 16th album, “Hope on the Rocks,” came out last year and he recently released a new single with Jimmy Buffett, “Too Drunk to Karaoke.” Kip Moore opens. $49. Go to iowastatefair.org.

Friday

Train. “Hey, Soul Sister” rockers Train return to play the Iowa State Fair Grandstand at 8 p.m. at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E. Grand Ave. The San Francisco band broke through with the late ’90s hits “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and “Meet Virginia.” Other hits include “If It’s Love,” “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” and “Save Me San Francisco.” Matt Nathanson opens. $39. Go to iowastatefair.org.

Sunday 

Alan Jackson. The country music star closes out the Grandstand at the Iowa State Fair, 3000 E. Grand Ave., at 8 p.m. Jackson’s hits include “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “Country Boy” and “It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere.” Gary Allan opens. $39. Go to iowastatefair.org.

Sevendust. Closing out the free acts for this year’s Iowa State Fair is the Atlanta metal band Sevendust, playing the Fairview Stage at 8 p.m. at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E. Grand Ave. The band’s hits include “Unraveling,” “Praise,” “Driven” and “Denial.” In March the group released its ninth album, “Black Out the Sun.” The concert is free with admission to the fair. Go to iowastatefair.org.


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Joe Lawler covers music and more for Juice Magazine. E-mail him at joe@dmJuice.com or follow his updates on Twitter @JoeLawler



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