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The Doobie Brothers - 50th Anniversary Tour featuring Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, John McFee with special guest Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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 •  Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Important Notice

The Minnesota State Fair has been canceled for 2020, but The Doobie Brothers - 50th Anniversary Tour has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at 7 p.m. If you already had tickets for the 2020 date (originally Aug. 28, 2020), your concert tickets will be valid for the 2021 date, and you will keep your same seat location. No action is required. Bring your ticket with you and get it scanned at the Grandstand on the night of the show.

To request a refund of your Grandstand concert tickets, please email tickets@mnstatefair.org with the following information:

  • Name on the order
  • Order ID number
  • Number of tickets
  • Contact information (phone, email, mailing address)

Refunds may take up to 30 days from the date of request, and credit for the ticket price and service fees will be issued to the original credit card used at the time of purchase. If you paid with cash or a check to the Minnesota State Fair, a refund check will be mailed to you.

A credit will be issued to your bank or credit card company. If you have a new card or active account with that same bank or credit card company, the credit will be issued to that account. If you no longer have an account, the bank or credit card company will mail a check to you at your most recent forwarding address.

If you purchased your tickets through a third party, you will need to contact the original seller to seek a refund. The seller will be noted on your credit card or bank statement if you paid with a method other than cash.

If you have already requested a refund, but wish to attend the 2021 date, please contact us at tickets@mnstatefair.org to explore your options.

The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers’ rugged, real and authentic approach to rock and roll began in 1969, when a drummer named John Hartman arrived in Northern California and met Tom Johnston, a local singer/songwriter/guitarist. The two began playing local Bay Area bars and soon met singer/guitarist Pat Simmons, whose finger-style playing richly complemented Johnston’s R&B strumming-style, and the foundation for The Doobie Brothers was set. The group’s second record, Toulouse Street, became a breakout sensation. From there the band hit the road, tirelessly working its way around the world. The Doobie Brothers established themselves with a run of hits, including “Listen to the Music,” “Jesus Is Just Alright,” “China Grove,” “Black Water,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and “Long Train Runnin’.” The group was augmented in 1975 by Michael McDonald, whose soulful vocals and songwriting led to the hits “What a Fool Believes,” “Minute by Minute,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” and “You Belong to Me.” Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist John McFee joined in 1978 bringing his wide range of musical styles. The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, have won four GRAMMY® Awards, sold more than 48 million records worldwide, and tallied five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits. Known for dynamic live performances, the band plays close to 100 shows a year worldwide.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Celebrating more than 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across five continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. More than 40 years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.

Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm

$69.25 & $54.25 (Reserved)

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