Free music lineup revealed for the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

Har Mar Superstar is among the acts playing the Leinie Lodge.
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Dozens of musical acts who will play free concerts at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair have been revealed.

The State Fair released the lineup on the many stages dotted around the state fairgrounds on Tuesday morning.

Some of the bigger names will play evening shows at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell, including Har Mar Superstar, En Vogue, former Journey lead vocalist Steve Augeri and Tower of Power, which is embarking on its 50th Anniversary Tour.

More than 900 shows from over 100 acts will be performed over the course of the 12-day festival.

Here's the full lineup, including stages and dates.

Leinie Lodge Bandshell Tonight! 

Concerts start at 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 23 & 24: Tower of Power – 50th Anniversary Tour 2018
Aug. 25 & 26: BoDeans
Aug. 27 & 28: En Vogue
Aug. 29 & 30: Clay Walker
Aug. 31 & Sept. 1: Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
Sept. 2 & 3: Har Mar Superstar

Leinie Lodge Bandshell – Daytime 

Times vary, full list here.

Aug. 23 & 24

Martin Family Circus
Charlie Faye & The Fayettes
Carlene Carter

Aug. 25 & 26

Bryan White
Tonic Sol-fa
Redhead Express

Aug. 27 & 28

The 34th Infantry Division “Red Bull” Band
The Malpass Brothers
Ben Haggard

Aug. 29 & 30
Chmielewski Funtime Band (Aug. 29 only)
The Next Generation Leahy
Jimmie Allen

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots
Cowboy Mouth

Sept. 1 & 2
The Reminders
The Secret Sisters
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
C. Willi Myles

Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

All concerts start at 8 p.m.

Aug. 23 &24: The Last Revel
Aug. 25 & 26: Mayda
Aug. 27 & 28: The Dustbowl Revival
Aug. 29 & 30: The Dave & Deke Combo
Aug. 31 & Sept. 1: Chastity Brown
Sept. 2 & 3: Church of Cash

Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater – Daytime 

Times vary, full list here.

Aug. 23 – Sept. 3

MNHS presents History On-A-Schtick

Aug. 23 & 24

Miss Myra & The Moonshiners
Lisa Wenger Band
In Capable Hands

Aug. 25 & 26

The Minnesota State Fiddle Contest
The High 48s
Kristoffer Olson, Funny Magician

Aug. 27 & 28

The Barbary Coast Dixieland Showband
The WoodPicks
The Memories

Aug. 29 & 30

Sisters of Swing
Randy Sabien & The Fiddlehead Band
Tim Harmston

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

Minnesota Americana-Roots Music Contests
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Buckets and Tap Shoes

Sept. 2 & 3 

Bockfest Boys
James Wedgwood

Bazaar After Dark at the International Bazaar Stage 

All concerts start at 8 p.m.

Aug. 23 &24: Shane Martin
Aug. 25 & 26: Ipso Facto
Aug. 27 & 28: Pop ROCKS
Aug. 29 & 30: I Am, He Said: A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond
Aug. 31 & Sept. 1: Tropical Zone Orchestra
Sept. 2 & 3: '90s R&B Revival with Kathleen Johnson and Maria Dawson.

International Bazaar Stage – Daytime

Times vary, full list here.

Aug. 23 & 24

Mariachi Jalisco de Minnesota
Café Accordion Orchestra

Aug. 25 & 26

Siama’s Congo Roots
Native Pride Dancers

Aug. 27 & 28

Ray Sands and The Polka Dots
Scottie Miller Band

Aug. 29 & 30

Natania & Ticket to Brasil
Annie Mack Band

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

Black Market Brass
The Men of New Hope

Sept. 2 & 3

BATO BATO! Breck School Marimba
Walter Chancellor Jr. Band featuring Thomasina

Ramberg Music Cafe Stage

Times vary, full list here.

Aug. 23 & 24

Hank Thunander
The Neighborhood Trio

Aug 25 & 26

The Mad Ripple Hootenanny
Scott Fraser - Guitar Virtuoso

Aug. 27 & 28

The Banjo Boys Variety Band
Jeff Arundel and The Hammsmen

Aug. 29 & 30

Jim Berner’s Music Legends
Doug Otto & the Getaways

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

Martin Devaney
Rod Cerar Orchestra

Sept. 2 & 3

Bill Koncar
Becky Kapell & The Fat 6

Family Fair Stage at Baldwin Park

Times vary, full list here.

Aug. 23 – Sept. 1

Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest – 7 p.m.

Aug. 23 – Sept. 3

Sean Emery

Aug. 23 & 24

Greg Frisbee 

Aug. 23 – 28

Steve Trash

Aug. 25 & 26

Jerry Frasier, Comic Magician

Aug. 27 & 28

Duke Otherwise

Aug. 29 & 30

The Chipper Experience

Aug. 29 – Sept. 3

Jared Sherlock

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1


Sept. 2 & 3

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