Your paid admission into the Indiana State Fair allows you to see some really amazing musicians performing on the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage. The second wave of musical acts was just announced by fair organizers. See them below.

Fearless: The Taylor Swift Tribute | Saturday, August 10th

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Calling all SWIFTIES! Celebrate Miss Tay Tay with this group of super talented musicians from Chicago.

Newsboys (evening) & Blessing Offor (afternoon) | Sunday, August 11th

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NEWSBOYS has been one of the world's most popular and successful Christian rock bands for more than 40 years. In 2001 their fifth album was recognized by CCM magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.” One of their singles “Shine” was included at No. 9 on CCM Magazine’s “100 Greatest Songs of Christian Music.

BLESSING OFFOR combines Soul, R&B, pop, and music from his African roots. Having suffered from vision loss at a young age, Offor learned to train his ears for musical talent.

Happy Together Tour | Wednesday, August 14th

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The Happy Together Tour 2024 consists of six acts: The Turtles, Jay & The Americans, The Association, Badfinger ft. Joey Molland, The Vogues and The Cowsills.

Sublime with Rome | Thursday, August 15th

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The ska alternative rock group Sublime with Rome was formed in 2010 by former members of the band Sublime and singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez.

Gospel Music Festival featuring Yolanda Adams | Sunday, August 18th

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Yolanda Adams is an American gospel singer and host of her own syndicated gospel show. In 2009 she was named the #1 gospel artist of the decade by Billboard. In 2016, President Barack Obama gave her the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding volunteer service, and in 2017 she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. She has five #1 albums on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album list. In 2022 she was inducted into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame.

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The theme for this year's fair is THE ART & NATURE OF FUN, which will be activated through a celebration of art and nature and promises to provide an unforgettable experience for every guest.

The 2024 fair runs from August 2-18 (Closed Mondays) at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

(Information courtesy of the Indiana State Fair)

28 Popular and Obscure Songs With 'Indiana' in Their Lyrics

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38 Celebrities Who Were Born in Indiana

There are a bunch of famous folks that everyone knows were born in Indiana, but there are even more that you didn't know about. Most of this list is arranged in alphabetical order, except for the handful of celebrities born in our neck of the woods here in southern Indiana. I gotta give them a little preferential treatment.

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