Your paid admission into the Indiana State Fair allows you to see some really amazing musicians performing on the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage. The second wave of musical acts was just announced by fair organizers. See them below.

Beatles Tributes - Hard Day's Night (2pm) & Live and Let Die (7:30) | Saturday, August 3rd

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Hard Days Night has been entertaining America since 1996. With four different show routines covering all eras of the Beatles, including stitch-for-stitch replications of the costumes, the band strives to recreate the original feel of The Beatles.

Live & Let Die is a multimedia experience that celebrates the music of Paul McCartney, starring Tony Kishman who starred in Broadway’s smash hit musical “Beatlemania." Live & Let Die has been touring around the globe for more than a decade.

84 - Van Halen Tribute | Tuesday, August 6th


84 faithfully recreates the sound, look, and energy of the original Van Halen lineup (1978-1984). The band brings a jaw-droppingly authentic, passion-filled show to packed venues and sold-out crowds throughout the Southeast and beyond.

Buddy Guy: Damn Right Farewell | Wednesday, August 7th

Buddy Guy With Christone "Kingfish" Ingram In Concert - Nashville, TN
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In case you need a few (several) reminders of why 87-year-old Buddy Guy is a living legend...

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee
  • 8-time GRAMMY Award winner
  • Won the 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award
  • 38 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received)
  • Winner of Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement
  • Winner of a Kennedy Center Honor, and the
  • Winner of the Presidential National Medal of Arts
  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Latino-Fest featuring: Con La Sonora Dinamita de Colombia | Tuesday, August 13th

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Formed in 1960, Con La Sonora Dinamita de Colombia is a Mexican and Colombian musical group that focuses on Cumbia, which is a tropical musical genre from Colombia. The group has released 31 albums in its 50-year history.

Lita Ford | Saturday, August 17th

Ace Frehley And Lita Ford In Concert At Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
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Lita Ford is an American guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist. Her solo career reached its peak in the late 1980s, with her 1989 single “Close My Eyes Forever,” which was a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, reaching number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100. Her singles “Kiss Me Deadly” and “Fire in My Heart” are also major hit singles.

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The theme for this year's fair is THE ART & NATURE OF FUN, which will be activated through a celebration of art and nature and promises to provide an unforgettable experience for every guest.

The 2024 fair runs from August 2-18 (Closed Mondays) at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

(Information courtesy of the Indiana State Fair)

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