DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO) — The Iowa State Fair has filled two more nights on the 2023 Granstand concert calendar, announcing a comedy show and rock concert on Wednesday.

On Monday, August 14th, The Black Keys will headline with special guests The Velveteers. The rock duo has won five Grammys. Their best-known hits include “Gold on the Ceiling”, “Lonely Boy” and “Tighten Up.”

On Tuesday, August 15th, comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will take the stage – along with a bunch of dummies he calls friends. Dunham previously performed at the Fair in 2010 and 2016.

Tickets for both shows go on sale on Friday, April 7th online at

Previously announced Grandstand shows include:

  • Thursday, August 10th – For King + Country
  • Friday, August 11th – Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line
  • Saturday, August 12th – New Kids on the Block
  • Sunday, August 13th – Eric Church
  • Wednesday, August 16th – Lindsey Stirling
  • Thursday, August 17th – Maren Morris
  • Saturday, August 19th – The Chicks