80s rockers, a country star and golden oldies will play the State Fair Grandstand

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The State Fair has announced three more acts that will perform at the Great Minnesota Get-Together this summer.

Def Leppard, Alan Jackson and the Turtles are returning to rock the Grandstand this summer; tickets go on sale Feb. 3 at etix.com, by calling 1-800-514-3849 or at the State Fair box office.

Concert details:

  • Veteran rockers Def Leppard will perform with Styx and Tesla on Aug. 27. Tickets are $67 and $52.
  • Country singer Alan Jackson will perform with Grammy nominated artist Brandy Clark on Aug. 30. Tickets are $40.
  • The Happy Together Tour features some golden oldies of the 1960s and 70s, including the Turtles, the Association, the Grass Roots, the Buckinghams, the Cowsills and Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders on Aug. 31. Tickets are $21.

These three headliners are veterans to the State Fair Grandstand. This will be Def Leppard's fifth time performing at the fair, the last time was in 2011. Jackson has played the Grandstand seven times, most recently in 2012. The Happy Together Tour featuring the Turtles has performed at the fair the last four years.

The State Fair started getting fans excited earlier than normal for this year's fair, announcing its first concert – country superstar Carrie Underwood – in early December. The concert quickly sold out.

Additional Grandstand artists will be announced over the next several months, the fair said.

The 2015 State Fair runs from Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7. And if you're really looking forward to the event, gate admission tickets are already on sale – the pre-fair discount is $10.

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