Indiana State Fair announces first list of Hoosier Lottery Free Stage performers

The two bodies view their roles and responsibilities differently. Above, the fairgrounds in 2017. (Courtesy Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair unveiled the first full wave of its 2024 list of scheduled concerts as a part of the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage schedule, Aug. 2-18 (Fair is closed on Mondays). The lineup each year consists of some of music’s most legendary and diverse acts. All shows at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage are free with paid fair admission and seating is first-come, first-served. All shows start at 7:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Discount tickets can be purchased for the 2024 Indiana State Fair today at


The first wave concerts just unveiled today for 2024 Hoosier Lottery Free Stage at the Indiana State Fair include:


  • Three Dog Night – Friday, Aug. 2 (opening day) (rescheduled from 2023 cancellation due to weather)
  • Gladys Knight – Sunday, Aug. 4
  • Dogstar (guitarist/vocalist Bret Domrose, drummer Robert Mailhouse and bassist
         Keanu Reeves) – Thursday, Aug. 8
  • Bell Biv DeVoe – Friday, Aug. 9
  • Gary Allan – Friday, Aug. 16