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2 new acts announced for the MN State Fair's Grandstand concert series

A comedian and a rocker are the latest acts confirmed for the fair.

The Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday announced two more Grandstand shows for this summer.

Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan and rock singer John Mellencamp will perform at the fair this year. Here are the details:

Gaffigan, who had the most-watched stand-up comedy special of the year in 2014, is coming to the State Fair's Grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets for his show are $50 and $60, and go on sale Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m.

John Mellencamp is bringing his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour to the State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49 and $64, and go on sale at noon on Friday, Feb. 24.

Tickets are available through Etix, by calling 800-514-3849, or by visiting the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office on Feb. 24.

These are the second and third acts to be announced for the Minnesota State Fair's Grandstand concert series. The first act announced was Nickelback with special guest Daughtry – they'll perform Thursday, Aug. 24. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Other Grandstand acts will be announced "periodically" over the next few months, the State Fair said Tuesday.

This year's fair runs from Aug. 24 through Labor Day, Sept. 4.

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