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Iowa State Fair: Budweiser Stage Sponsored by ABC5

With rock legends and more at the Budweiser Stage, "Nothing Compares" to this year's entertainment, all free with gate admission. So sit back, relax and enjoy the shows. No matter what time of day it is, you're certain to find something that will entertain everyone in your family. See for yourself when you use the helpful free entertainment guide below.

Blue Öyster Cult

On stage at8 p.m.on:

  • 8/8

Included in VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock, Blue Öyster Cult is the epitome of classic rock. After four decades of jamming with audiences this band has sold over 24 million albums worldwide. With hits like "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You," Blue Öyster Cult will satisfy the appetite of all rock enthusiasts.

Skid Row

On stage at8 p.m.on:

  • 8/9

Skid Row has been entertaining the masses for over 25 years. Their second album, Slave to the Grind, went multi-platinum and was the first heavy metal/rock album to debut at number one on the Billboard charts. The New Jersey natives were voted Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist at the 1990 American Music Awards. In 2000, the band opened for the KISS farewell tour and has been touring since, performing hits like "Eighteen and Life," "I Remember You" and "Youth Gone Wild."


On stage at8 p.m.on:

  • 8/10

With a dozen top-ten hits, two number ones and seven million records sold, country artist Blackhawk unites non-country and country music fans alike. The band debuted in 1993 with "Goodbye Says It All," which is still an audience favorite. Other Blackhawk hits include "There You Have It" and "Every Once in a While." Henry Paul and Dave Robbins make up this duo with Paul on guitar and mandolin, Robbins on keyboards and both men on vocals.



On stage at8 p.m.on:

  • 8/11

The Outlaws have been creating guitar-driven, southern, country rock sounds for over 40 years. Their Billboard hits include "There Goes Another Love Song," "Breaker Breaker," "Hurry Sundown" and "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky." In 2012, they released a new album, It's About Pride, which joins their 11 other studio albums and three live albums. The Outlaws released a documentary following their journey of making this latest album titled Hidin' Out in Tennessee.



On stage at7:30 & 9:30 p.m.on:

  • 8/12
  • 8/13

Hairball is the world's ultimate "80s rock" impersonation act, recreating the stage party atmosphere of the decade with unmatched authenticity. Rock Star Bob and Kris Voxx bring the musical and performance styles of Guns n' Roses, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Ozzy, AC/DC, Journey and more in dead-on visual and vocal performances. These performers seamlessly transition from Paul Stanley of KISS to Joe Elliot of Def Leppard without a break in the action. Their ability to cop the persona of the era's legendary front men makes Hairball an international favorite.

Country Gold

On stage at5 & 7:30 p.m.on:

  • 8/14

Leroy Van Dyke
Known around the world as an entertainer, recording artist, radio and television star, actor and auctioneer, Leroy Van Dyke was a 2001 inductee into the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame. His hit, "Walk on By," stayed on the charts for 42 weeks and was named the biggest country music record in history by Billboard Magazine. Van Dyke wrote more than 500 songs throughout his career, including his first hit, "Auctioneer."

Lynn Anderson
Singer, entertainer and equestrian Lynn Anderson has received almost every award available to female country artists. One of CMT's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music, Anderson is credited with 11 number-one, 18 top-ten and over 50 top-forty hits. Her album, Rose Garden, was the biggest selling album by a female country artist from 1971-1997.  Anderson's hits include "I've Been Everywhere,""Stand By Your Man" and "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," which is listed on CMT's list of the 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music History.

Leona Williams
International country music star Leona Williams is best known for hits such as "If Teardrops Were Pennies," "Three Nickles and a Dime" and "I Started Loving You Again." Williams has been entertaining audiences and writing songs for over half a century. Since 1999, she has been inducted into the Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Fame and the Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame, received the George D. Hay Award and was named the 2011 Entertainer of the Year by the Reunion of Professional Entertainers.

Eddy Raven
Known for such hits as "Bayou Boys," "I Got Mexico" and "Shine, Shine, Shine," Eddy Raven delivers a hard-to-classify mix of rock, country, Cajun and blues. Raven has won more than 30 ASCAP awards for his song writing and has recorded eight number-one hits in addition to numerous other top-ten records. His first album, That Cajun Country Sound, was released in 1969.


On stage at8 p.m.on:

  • 8/15
  • 8/16

Known for beating out Nirvana to receive the 1991 American Music Award for Best New Hard Rock/Metal Band, FireHouse is fit to rock out with all audiences. This band has sold out tours across the world extending to countries such as Japan, Thailand and Indonesia. Their first album earned double-platinum status in the U.S. and went gold in Canada, Japan and Singapore. In total, FireHouse has 16 gold and platinum records around the world, two Billboard Hot 100 top-five hits, four Billboard Hot 100 top-twenty-five hits, seven Billboard Hot 100 top-one-hundred hits and is a two-time winner of ASCAP songwriter's award.


L.A. Guns

On stage at8 p.m.on:

  • 8/17

L.A. Guns was formed on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip. With over 20 years of rock experience, 10 studio albums and several band member changes, L.A. Guns brings a high octane Rock-n-Roll show to audiences. Their hits include "The Ballad of Jayne," "One More Reason" and "Never Enough." They have toured with the likes of AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Def Leppard.



On stage at8 p.m.on:

  • 8/18

The epitome of classic blues-rock slide guitar sounds, Foghat brings decades of experience to the stage. Their collection of 18 albums has received seven gold records, one platinum record and one double-platinum record. Favorite Foghat songs include "Slow Ride," "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "Fool for the City." Their music has been included in numerous movies such as Dazed and ConfusedWild Hogs and Halloween II.

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