The Iowa State Fair is releasing its list of musical entertainment, trying to offer something to please everyone’s ears. Country music fans will especially love this year’s Iowa State Fair: Brad Paisley is among headliners for the big event in August. Also at the grandstand, four other top country acts: Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, George Jones, and Big and Rich.
Singer-songwriter James Taylor, who first won international acclaim in the 1970s will bring his acoustic guitar — while the 1950s will be relived with the annual Rock-n-Roll Reunion, featuring bands like Tommy James and The Shondells and Herman’s Hermits. And for Iowans with younger ears, Bowling For Soup will hit the Iowa State Fair stage with pop-rockers Smashmouth.