First 2021 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Announcement – Blake Shelton with special guest Matt Stell

In 2020, the music stopped at the Iowa State Fair, but what better way to launch the 2021 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Concert Series presented by Homemakers Furniture than with big name country icon Blake Shelton? Last performing on the Grandstand in 2008 with Tracy Lawrence, Shelton will perform at the Iowa State Fair with special guest Matt Stell on Friday, August 13, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Listen mornings January 6 – 8 for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show!

Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His single, “Happy Anywhere” featuring Gwen Stefani marked his 28th No.1 on the country airplay charts and topped the Country Digital Song Sales chart with nearly 27,000 tracks sold in the first week alone. With award wins nearing the hundreds and more recently named Country Artist of the Year at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards for the third consecutive year, the Iowa State Fair is thrilled to have Shelton, along with up-and-coming country artist Matt Stell, in the Iowa State Fair Grandstand Concert Series presented by Homemakers Furniture on the Kum & Go Stage in 2021.

Iowa State Fair Grandstand
presented by Homemakers Furniture
Kum & Go Stage
Blake Shelton with special guest Matt Stell
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45 – $90

 Tickets On Sale: Friday, January 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at or 800-514-3849

*All safety precautions per COVID-19 will be taken as required in August 2021

Previously announced Iowa State Fair Grandstand Concerts from 2020 have been postponed to the following dates: Sam Hunt with special guest Kip Moore (Aug 14), The Beach Boys with special guest Hanson (August 17), Styx with special guest Tesla (Aug 18), Chris Stapleton with special guest Nikki Lane (Aug. 19), Keith Urban with special guest Russell Dickerson (Aug 21). Available tickets can be purchased at

Only and sell official online tickets for the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Although other online ticket brokers may imply they are an official seller, we can’t guarantee tickets purchased from other sources are legitimate. Children under the age of 2 do not need a Grandstand ticket. Please see concert maps for reserved and seated or standing pit area. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission.

Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. How Do You Fair? August 12-22, 2021. For more information, visit

Homemakers Furniture is the new sponsor for the 2021 Grandstand Concert Series. Started by the Merschman family in 1974, Homemakers Furniture has successfully evolved, expanded and attracted customers from across the country. Starting and continuing to thrive in the Des Moines area as Iowa’s largest furniture store makes them a perfect fit to be the sponsor of the historic Iowa State Fair Grandstand. For more information, visit