This week in music: Crow, 'Under the Sun' tour, Hagar play State Fair Grandstand

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Sheryl Crow is making her fourth and final concert stop in Minnesota this year as one of the headliners at the Minnesota State Fair this week, which gets underway Thursday.

The rocker-turned-country singer-songwriter Crow will play the grandstand at the Great Minnesota Get-Together Sunday, with country start Dwight Yoakam as her opening act.

Also playing the grandstand this week are a trio of '90s hitmakers -- Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and the Gin Blossom -- in the "Under the Sun" tour Friday night; and former Van Halen singer and hit solo artist Sammy Hagar, brings his "Four Decades of Rock" tour to the fair Saturday.

The State Fair Grandstand series kicks off Thursday night with a stand-up show by a trio of former "Saturday Night Live" stars: Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon.

The Star Tribune and Pioneer Press each preview of the entire State Fair Grandstand lineup.

Crow has been well-received at her Minnesota gigs so far this year, first playing at Black Bear Casino in Carlton in May and Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake in June, before headlining Macy's "Glamorama" at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis earlier this month. She has been touring in advance of her new country album, "Feels Like Home," which will be released Sept. 10.

Jon Bream of the Star Tribune reviewed Crow's Mystic Lake show in July, and said that there are definite signs that she is ready to go country.

There are also 12 stages of free acts going providing music and entertainment for the duration of the fair. Among the major acts this week are Sunny Sweeney Thursday and Friday, and Blue Oyster Cult Saturday and Sunday.

Also coming to Minnesota this week:

Acts playing the "Music in the Zoo" series this week at the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo include Lyle Lovett & his Large Band Wednesday and The Robert Cray Band Sunday.

Minnesota-born singer and Broadway star Linda Eder will be joined by the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus for a concert at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis Saturday.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-06-20 at 9.21.00 AM

Updates on Minnesotans bidding for spots at the Summer Olympics

St. Paul's Suni Lee could qualify for the U.S. gymnastics team this week.

golf cart

Federal charges: Minnesota man stole 63 golf carts in 7 states

Nathan Rodney Nelson has been federally charged with transportation of stolen vehicles across state lines.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

1 dead, 1 wounded in separate St. Cloud shootings

It was one of two shootings that happened overnight in the city.

Byron Buxton

Buxton, Kepler lead Twins to weekend sweep over Rangers

Kenta Maeda's solid outing on the mound gave the Twins a 4-2 victory.

storm, severe weather

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for south Minnesota, tornadoes possible

The watch area is just to the south of the Twin Cities.

ambulance

10 injured when minivans collide, overturn in west-central Minnesota

The incident occurred at the intersection of County Road 1 and County Road 29 in Kandiyohi County.

William Carlson

Nearly 80 years later, Minnesotan honored for WWII heroism

He defended a sinking passenger ship from a U-boat.

ambulance, crash

Pedestrian fatally struck by driver in Brooklyn Park

The identity of the victim has not been released.

storm, severe weather, shelf cloud

Some storms could pack a punch Sunday afternoon

Widespread severe weather is not expected, but some storms could get feisty.

Related