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Sheila E., Hanson, Blue Oyster Cult among free acts at Minn. State Fair

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Former Prince drummer Sheila E., "MMMBop" pop trio Hanson and classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult are among the artists playing the free stages at the Minnesota State Fair this summer, the Pioneer Press reports.

All three acts are playing the Bandshell Tonight! stage, the major free stage at the State Fair. There are 12 free stages in all, featuring music and variety shows.

The Bandshell Tonight! stage will feature Sunny Sweeney Aug. 22-23, Blue Oyster Cult 24-25, Hanson 26-27, Hanson 28-29, Robert Randolph & The Family Band Aug. 30-31 and Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Sept. 1-2.

The Grandstand artists for the Great Minnesota Get-Together have already been announced. They include Depeche Mode, Tim McGraw and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, as well as "Saturday Night Live" comedy trio Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon.

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