The Iowa State Fair has announced its grandstand ticket prices for this year. They range from a low of $32 for Casting Crowns up to $60 to check out Carrie Underwood. Full prices and schedules are available at www.iowastatefair.org.
Speaking of the Fair, on Sunday, Aug. 23, the grandstand will feature Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, Dokken, Warrant and Firehouse. Ticket info for that show is still TBA.
Finally, Nitefall on the River continues its roll out of concert dates, this week announcing Hairball on May 23, The Nadas on June 5, Michael Franti & Spearhead on June 11 and Los Lonely Boys on June 17. Tickets for all shows went on sale last Friday and are available at nitefalldsm.com.
Your Pick o’ the Week this week is at Zimm’s Food & Spirits on Thursday, April 9. Head that way at 8 p.m. to check out the Des Moines solo/duo preliminary round of the Iowa Blues Challenge. Performing will be the Eastside Brothers, Bodley & Cantrell and “Freight Train” Frank Strong. Admission is $8, with Blues Society members getting $2 off. Mahalo. CV