Aug. 24 – Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023
83 Days 12 Hours 51 Mins
Check out our Grandstand Concert Series lineup, sponsored by Sleep Number!
Yes, you do. Everyone entering the fairgrounds must present a valid ticket of admission, including those attending Grandstand concerts. Concert tickets do not include admission to the fair.
Currently Grandstand tickets can be purchased online and via phone. The State Fairgrounds ticket office will open Aug. 1 for in-person purchases.
If you select mobile ticket delivery when you purchased your tickets, your phone is your ticket. If you purchase more than one ticket, we strongly encourage you to send a ticket to each member in your party before arriving at the venue. Learn more.
The seating configuration and pricing changes from show to show, so each night has its own seating chart. Visit each artist’s page on our website to check out the most accurate seating chart.
For all ticketed Grandstand events, all children two years of age and older must have a ticket. Children under the age of two will be allowed entry without a ticket, however, they are required to sit on the lap of a ticket holder.
All concerts go on, rain or shine. Concert bookings do not allow for refunds or exchanges in the event of rain. If weather appears threatening, please bring jackets or ponchos. Use of umbrellas is prohibited at the Grandstand.
If a concert is delayed due to weather or any other circumstance, no refunds will be issued. If the concert is rescheduled or canceled, Etix will email ticket purchasers with further information.
Minnesota State Fair officials have created an extensive Grandstand inclement weather plan. Patrons should listen to announcements made from the Grandstand stage, watch the large LED screens on either side of the stage for instructions.
If officials deem it necessary to relocate concert patrons from the Grandstand concert venue due to severe weather, you will be asked to proceed to the nearest exit, go all the way down the stairs and seek shelter inside the Grandstand building. Save your ticket for re-entry after receiving the all-clear.
Official updates will also be posted on the Updates page of the State Fair’s website and the State Fair’s Twitter feed (@mnstatefair). You do not need to have a Twitter account to read recent updates.
More information on inclement weather at the fairgrounds
Smoking is not allowed in the Grandstand seating areas. Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes and vape pens) is allowed on the plaza level of the east and west ends behind the white lines. Ask an usher for further direction.
The following items are prohibited in the Grandstand concert venue:
Official Grandstand tickets are sold only by the Minnesota State Fair Ticket Office and Etix.com. We are not able to assist with tickets purchased from third-party sellers and cannot guarantee that those tickets are valid.
There are no refunds or exchanges. If a concert is delayed due to weather or any other circumstance, no refunds will be issued. If the concert is rescheduled or canceled, Etix will email ticket purchasers with further information. Ticket holder agrees to comply with all Minnesota State Fair policies and protocols (including health, safety and security) in place at the time of the 2023 State Fair, and acknowledges that policies and protocols may be updated between time of ticket purchase and the State Fair, as the State Fair finalizes its 2023 plans.