The Iowa State Fair is returning for the 2023 fair season, and you know what that means!

Deep fried food on a stick, exciting rides, and AMAZING concerts!

AM 950 KOEL logo
Get our free mobile app

The Grandstand concert events are always a huge draw for fair goers. Who wouldn't want to spend a fun day out exploring and cap it all off with a stellar show?

Well, this year's Iowa State Fair concert numbers are starting to roll in, and it looks like country is king again this year at the fair! The top three best-selling concerts at the Iowa State Fair this year are some of the biggest names in the country genre, according to reports.


Eric Church who is set to perform in Des Moines on Sunday, August 13th has sold the most concert tickets this year so far. The Chief is followed closely behind by the Chicks with just a few hundred ticket difference.

Then Jason Aldean finishes out this concert event race at number three on the list.

Now, let's dive into the numbers!

  1. Eric Church with special guest Jackson Dean

    1. 16,850 tickets sold
  2. The Chicks with special guest Ben Harper

    1. 16,500 tickets sold
  3. Jason Aldean with special guest Corey Kent

    1. 10,800 tickets sold
  4. Chris "Ludacris" Bridges with special guest Sean Kingston

    1. 10,500 tickets sold
  5. New Kids on the Block with special guest Jesse McCartney

    1. 10,000 tickets sold
  6. For King & Country with special guest We the Kingdom

    1. 8,700 tickets sold
  7. Jeff Dunham

    1. 6,900 tickets sold
  8.  Tyler Hubbard with Parmalee

    1. 6,400 tickets sold
  9. Maren Morris with special guest Lindsay Ell

    1. 5,900 tickets sold
  10. TIED ~

    The Black Keys with special guest The Velveteers AND Lindsey Stirling with special guest Walk Off the Earth

    1. 5,500 tickets sold EACH

If you are interested in seeing any of these acts at this year's Iowa State Fair, make sure to check out the official fair website here.

Stay up to date with everything going on in Eastern Iowa by downloading the free station app from your app store. Also, do not forget to follow the station across all of its social media platforms so you can be in the know about everything going on in our neck of the woods.

Strangest Rental Properties In Iowa

Here are just some of my favorite strange and cool rental properties that you can check out in Iowa!

Pershing Square Restaurant in NYC

One restaurant in New York City has an interesting connection to one Iowa celebrity. This spot was a filming location for an Iowa adjacent actress.

More From AM 950 KOEL