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Free Entertainment Lineup Announced for Minnesota State Fair

Updated: 07/31/2014 1:25 PM
Created: 05/20/2014 7:37 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

The 2014 Minnesota State Fair free entertainment lineup features more than 900 shows throughout the Great Minnesota Get-Together--all free with the price of admission. Highlights of this year's free stage lineup are below.

Leinie Lodge Bandshell Tonight! (sponsored by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.):

•Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice

•Dr. Dog

•Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

•Buckwheat Zydeco

•Scott Stapp – The Voice of Creed

•Charlie Worsham

Leinie Lodge Bandshell daytime entertainment (sponsored by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.):

•The Railers

•Six Appeal

•Tonic Sol-fa

•Natalie Stovall and The Drive

•Chad Brownlee

•The Wendinger Polka Band

•Robinella

•The Willis Clan

•Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys

•Will Hoge

•The California Honeydrops

•The Cleverlys

•The 34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band

•Home Free

•Sundy Best

•Marcia Ball

•Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr.

•SongBlast – Dueling Guitars

•Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong

Bazaar After Dark at the International Bazaar Stage (sponsored by Summit Brewing Co.):

•Hitchville

•GB Leighton

•Salsabrosa

•Sonny Knight & The Lakers

•Good For Gary

•The Belfast Cowboys

West End at Sunset at the new Schilling Amphitheater (sponsored by August Schell Brewing Co.):

•Chastity Brown

•Deke Dickerson with The Trashmen

•White Iron Band

•Sturgill Simpson

•Monroe Crossing

•Cash'd Out

Other free entertainment venues and highlights include:

•The new Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show and Timberworks Lumberjack Show bring The North Woods (sponsored by Good Health Saunas) to life.

•Lasertainment's Laser Hitz Show where high-powered laser beams choreographed to today's hit music dance in the skies above the fairgrounds.

•Mia Dorr's Premier Karaoke in The Garden (sponsored by Treasure Island Resort & Casino) turns live music fans into State Fair superstars.

• The Daily Mall Parade at 2 p.m. hosts floats, special guests and the State Fair High School Marching Band Competition.

•The Family Fair Stage in Baldwin Park (sponsored by Green Mill Restaurant) features music, costumed characters, comedians and jugglers just for kids and their families.

•The Ramberg Senior Center Stage (sponsored by Cal Spas) showcases special entertainment for senior citizen fair guests.

•3rd Lair SkatePark's pros show off their skateboard, BMX bike and in-line skate skills at The X-Zone.

The entire lineup of free entertainment, including additional acts, show times and artist information, is available at mnstatefair.org.

The 2014 Minnesota State Fair runs Thursday, Aug. 21 through Labor Day, Sept. 1.

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