Which Iowa State Fair Concerts are Selling the Best [LIST]
The 2022 Iowa State Fair is just days away and among the wide array of attractions that are part of the 11-day fair are 11 concerts. As with anything, some of the tickets are hotter than others. Here's a look at this year's shows... from the lowest-selling to the hottest tickets there are.
A comedy ticket at an outdoor venue can be a tough sell. That's proven to be the case for comedian John Crist who's sold just under 5,000 tickets for his show with special guest Dusty Slay at the Iowa State Fair. The show is Wednesday, August 17. It's the only night of the fair that laughter will come from the grandstand.
The Des Moines Register says the #10 selling show for this year's fair is one that will happen on opening night, Thursday, August 11. That's when Christian band Skillet will perform in Des Moines with special guest Dante Bowe. The concert has sold approximately 5,500 tickets.
Pop singer Demi Lovato checks in at #9 on the list. Lovato has sold just under 5,500 tickets. Her special guest for the Sunday, August 14 show is an artist who goes by iyla.
Rock band Disturbed takes the #8 slot with approximately 6,500 seats sold for their concert with special guest Chevelle. The concert takes place Friday, August 19.
Classic rock will rule the night on Tuesday, August 16 when ZZ Top is joined by Ann Wilson on the Iowa State Fair's big stage. The show has sold just over 6,500 tickets thus far.
There's a big jump between #7 and #6. St. Louis native and hip hop star Nelly has sold approximately 11,000 tickets for his Saturday, August 13 concert that will also feature Ginuwine.
Monday night, August 15, about 11,500 people have already made their plans to see rock singer Alanis Morissette with special guest Morgan Wade.
The top four concerts for ticket sales at this year's Iowa State Fair have something in common. They're all shows featuring country music.
First on that list is longtime superstar Keith Urban. Over 12,000 tickets have been sold for Keith's Saturday, August 20 concert that will also feature Michigan native Ingrid Andress.
Almost 13,000 tickets have been grabbed up for Kane Brown's performance at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, August 18. Kane's special guest is Jessie James Decker.
On Sunday night, August 21, the final night of this year's fair, Carrie Underwood will be greeted by over 14,000 fans. That's the number of tickets she's already sold for her concert which will also include special guest Adam Sanders.
Whoever said 10 times is too many was w-r-o-n-g. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn) will play the main stage at the Iowa State Fair for yes, the 10th time... and the first time in 13 years. They sang to the masses in Des Moines in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2009.
The top concert seller at the 2022 fair to this point, over 14,000 tickets have flown out the door for the Brooks & Dunn show with special guest Alex Miller on Friday, August 12.
That's 11 concerts in 11 days and definitely something for everyone. None of the shows is totally sold out to this point. Individual tickets to each show are available here.
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