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Hootie & the Blowfish coming to Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES – Never before at the fair, Hootie & the Blowfish reunite to bring their “Group Therapy Tour” to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, along with opening act, Barenaked Ladies. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, along with funny man, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias at or 800-514-3849.

Hootie & the Blowfish, with two Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, a Billboard Music Award and multiple People’s Choice Awards, remains a top musical draw with audiences nationwide. The band took a break from full-time touring in 2007, reuniting annually for a variety of philanthropic events while also pursuing solo projects. 2019 will mark the band’s first full-time touring year in more than a decade as they embark on the Group Therapy Tour. Barenaked Ladies is known for their live performances complete with comedy and free-style rapping. They have won multiple music awards, sold more than 15 million records and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in March 2018.

Gabriel Iglesias, the comedian nicknamed, Fluffy is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with more than 380 million views and 14 million social media followers. He is set to bring his one-of-kind show 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, to the state fair Grandstand.

Hootie & the Blowfish: Group Therapy Tour with Barenaked Ladies

8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, and tickets will be $55, $65 and $72.

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias

8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and tickets will be $32, $37 and $45.

Only and are official online ticket purchase sites for Iowa State Fair Grandstand tickets. Although other online ticket brokers may imply they are an official website for ticket purchase for our events, tickets purchased from other sources aren’t guaranteed to be legitimate and there will be no assistance if there is a problem with tickets purchased from other companies or sites.

Children under the age of 2 do not need a Grandstand ticket. See concert maps for reserved and seated or standing pit area. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will open July 5 for walk-up orders only (while supplies last). Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include fair admission.

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