The first two musical acts were announced Monday, Dec. 3 for the 2019 Minnesota State Fair Grandstand lineup: 90s rockers and the parody song king.

  • Hootie & the Blowfish will play 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, as part of the Group Therapy Tour with openers Barenaked Ladies. Tickets are $51, $76 and $90. They will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7.
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic will bring his Strings Attached Tour to the fair 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Tickets are $31. They will go on sale noon Friday, Dec. 7.

Fireworks follow all Grandstand shows, weather permitting.

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Tickets for both performances will be sold through, by calling 800-514-3849 or at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office during limited hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.