Iowa State Fair Grandstand Change for 2021

Dan + Shay replace Keith Urban on August 21 at the Iowa State Fair.

The Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Saturday, August 21, 2021 will now feature headliners Dan + Shay, who step in to replace Keith Urban, who had to cancel his show due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict. Special guest, Russell Dickerson, will remain the opener. Anyone who purchased Keith Urban tickets through the official Iowa State Fair ticket vendor, e-tix, will receive an automatic refund. Current ticket holders will also receive a priority code to purchase tickets if Keith Urban is rescheduled for a future Fair date.

Dan + Shay, played to a packed crowd in 2019 at the Fair and are gearing up to get back on the road returning to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on August 21, 2021. In March, during the COVID pandemic, the group made history as the first to rack up three consecutive GRAMMY awards for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and at the 56th ACM Awards in April the group took home their third straight Duo of the Year title. Show opener, Russell Dickerson, was a 2019 nominee for Song of the Year. Dickerson is also climbing the country charts now and was recently named People Magazine’s “One to Watch.”

Tickets for Dan + Shay with special guest Russell Dickerson go on sale June 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

Iowa State Fair Grandstand
presented by Homemakers Furniture
Kum & Go Stage
Dan + Shay with special guest Russell Dickerson
Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $45 – 80

Tickets On Sale: Thursday, June 10, 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

The following Grandstand shows are on sale: Casting Crowns with special guest Jordan Feliz (Aug. 12), Blake Shelton with special guest Matt Stell (Aug. 13), Sam Hunt with special guest Kip Moore (Aug. 14), Boyz II Men with Bell Biv DeVoe (Aug. 15), Cole Swindell with Dustin Lynch (Aug. 16), The Beach Boys with special guest Hanson (Aug. 17), Styx with special guest Tesla (Aug. 18), Chris Stapleton with special guest Nikki Lane (Aug. 19), Five Finger Death Punch with special guest All That Remains (Aug. 20), The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour Featuring Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, John McFee (Aug. 22). 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