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Becky G, Mötley Crüe, Ludacris and T-Pain: The 2024 Minnesota State Fair Grandstand lineup

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The Current's Music On-A-Stick at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Stage on Sept. 2.
Tony Nelson | MPR

Updated May 7, 8:25 a.m. | Posted March 20, 5:07 p.m.

We aren’t the only ones thinking about the Minnesota State Fair already — organizers have started releasing information about artists and acts booked to perform at the Grandstand this summer.

Here’s the official lineup for Grandstand shows at the fair, which runs from Aug. 22 through Sept. 2 this summer. We’ll update this list as we know more.

Becky G

The multiplatinum, award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and activist Becky G will open the Grandstand Concert series on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $44, and sales open on May 10.

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Becky G attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California.
Emma McIntyre | Getty Images

Chance the Rapper

Chicago-born Chancelor Johnathan Bennett will head west to kick off the Grandstand’s shows on Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $48.

A man performs at a concert
Chance the Rapper performs on the Black Radio stage during the Blue Note Jazz Festival at Silverado Resort and Spa on July 30 in Napa, Calif.
Richard Bord | Getty Images

Nate Bargatze

Comedian Nate Bargatze’s tour stops at the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $77.

A man talks to a crowd
Nate Bargatze speaks onstage for "A Country Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's" benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation, at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on April 26 in Nashville, Tenn.
Terry Wyatt | Getty Images

Blake Shelton

Country music singer Blake Shelton is set to perform Sunday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $77.

A man plays a guitar
Blake Shelton performs onstage during the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Festival at Arena on Feb. 11 Los Angeles, Calif.
Kevin Winter | Getty Images 2022

Happy Together Tour

The Turtles, Jay and the Americans, The Association, Badfinger, The Vogues and The Cowsills — so happy together! They’ll take the stage Monday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. for a 1960s and ‘70s throwback evening.

Tickets start at $33.

A man sings
Joey Molland of Badfinger performs Badfinger's classic album "Straight Up" in its entirety with a full band at City Winery on July 5 in New York City.
Al Pereira | Getty Images 2017

Ludacris and T-Pain

Hip-hop and rap artists Ludacris and T-Pain will be at the Grandstand Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $44.

Two promotional portraits of the artists.
Ludacris and T-Pain will perform at the Grandstand on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Courtesy of Minnesota State Fair

Mötley Crüe

The Californian heavy metal group is coming to our home sweet home on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $77.

Two punk people rock out
Guitarists Nikki Sixx and John 5 of US band Mötley Crüe performs during the rock and metal festival Copenhell on Refshaleoeen in Copenhagen on June 14.
Helle Arensbak | Ritzau Scanpix | AFP via Getty Images

Matchbox Twenty

The alt rock band from Orlando, Fla. with Rob Thomas, Brian Yale, Paul Doucette and Kyle Cook will perform on Friday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $67.

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Matchbox Twenty will perform at the Grandstand on Friday, Aug. 30.
Courtesy of Minnesota State Fair

Stephen Sanchez

The pop artist performs on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $34.

Man sings on stage
Stephen Sanchez performs onstage at Le Trianon on Feb. 25 in Paris, France.
Aurelien Meunier | Getty Images


The family-friendly daytime performance is set for Monday, Sept. 2 at 3 p.m.

Tickets start at $24.

Kids dance on stage
Members of KIDZ BOP perform at AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! on Jan. 5 in Houston, Texas.
Nicholas Hunt | Getty Images

Seats for all shows must be reserved. Find tickets on the Minnesota State Fair’s website.

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