2021 Minnesota State Fair concert series to feature TLC, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Spinners and more

Courtesy of the MN State Fair

A sure sign of the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines and the start of a new normal is the return of the Minnesota State Fair. It was announced earlier that the State Fair would return this year with full capacity and without a mask requirement, after having been shut down last year while the nation was in the throes of the pandemic.

State Fair organizers announced on Wednesday the complete lineup for the 2021 Grandstand Concert Series featuring a bit of something for everyone. Classic R&B lovers can look forward to The Spinners, with special guests Little Anthony & The Imperials and The Grass Roots; the Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Fans of the 1990s-era R&B and hip hop can take a trip down memory lane with T Boz and Chilli of TLC and Shaggy with special guest Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

Find the entire lineup and schedule and more below.

Miranda Lambert with special guest Lindsay Ell
7:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 26
Tickets: $65, $55, $40 (all reserved seating)
Special guest just announced; currently on sale

Maren Morris with special guest to be announced
7:30 pm Friday, Aug. 27
Tickets: $65, $55, $40 (all reserved seating)
On sale: 10 am Wednesday, July 21

The Current’s Music On-A-Stick featuring Lake Street Dive with special guests Low Cut Connie and Kiss the Tiger
6:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 28
Tickets: $38, $28 (all reserved seating)
On sale: Noon Wednesday, July 14

TLC and Shaggy with special guest Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
7 pm Sunday, Aug. 29
Tickets: $57, $47, $37 (all reserved seating)
On sale: 11 am Wednesday, July 21

The Spinners with special guests Little Anthony & The Imperials and The Grass Roots
7 pm Monday, Aug. 30
Tickets: $31 (all reserved seating)
On sale: 11 am Wednesday, July 14

The Doobie Brothers – 50th Anniversary Tour featuring Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, John McFee with
special guest Dirty Dozen Brass Band
7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 31
Tickets: $65, $50 (all reserved seating)
Previously announced and currently on sale—only obstructed view seating available

Tim McGraw with special guest Midland
7:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 1
Tickets: $88, $78, $60 (all reserved seating)
Previously announced and currently on sale—only single seats available

The Chainsmokers with special guest GASHI
7:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 2
Tickets: $70, $60, $50 (all reserved seating)
On sale: 10 am Wednesday, July 14

Music, Movie and a Conversation with Kevin Costner with special guest Modern West
6:30 pm Friday, Sept. 3
Tickets: $75, $45, $35, $25 (all reserved seating)
On sale: 1 pm Wednesday, July 21

George Thorogood & The Destroyers “Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years of Rock” with special guest Night Ranger
7:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 4
Tickets: $46, $36 (all reserved seating)
On sale: Noon Wednesday, July 21

MSF Amateur Talent Contest Finals
7:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 5
Free (general admission)

Darci Lynne: My Lips Are Sealed (Except When They’re Not)
with special guest Okee Dokee Brothers
4 pm Monday, Sept. 6
Tickets: $25 (all reserved seating)
Previously announced and currently on sale

Tickets are available through Etix at etix.com or by calling 800-514-3849. In addition, tickets may be purchased at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office during a limited-time opening from 10 am to 1 pm on Wednesday, July 14, and 10 am to 2 pm Wednesday, July 21. For additional State Fair ticket information, call 651-288-4427.

The Nightly Fireworks Spectacular, sponsored by Mazda, follows all Grandstand shows, weather permitting. On Labor Day, the fireworks will be at 9 pm. Pre-fair discount admission tickets are currently on sale for the 2021 Great Minnesota Get-Back-Together. Visit www.mnstatefair.org/tickets/admission-tickets for more information.

The 2021 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 26 – Labor Day, Sept. 6. Visit mnstatefair.org for more information.

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