Indiana State Fair announces next wave of free concerts

The Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis is pictured in 2017. The fair announced its second wave of Hoosier Lottery Free Stage concerts, including shows by Fearless: The Taylor Swift Tribute, Newsboys, Blessing Offor, the Happy Together Tour, Sublime with Rome and the Gospel Fest featuring Yolanda Adams.


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair unveiled the second wave of its 2024 list of scheduled concerts as a part of the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage schedule, Aug. 2-18.

Newly added concerts include:

  • Fearless: The Taylor Swift Tribute — Aug. 10
  • Newsboys (evening) and Blessing Offor (afternoon) — Aug. 11
  • Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles, Jay & The Americans, The Association, Badfinger ft. Joey Molland, The Vogues and The Cowsills — Aug. 14
  • Sublime with Rome — Aug. 15
  • Gospel Music Festival featuring Yolanda Adams — Aug. 18

Previously announced concerts are:

  • Three Dog Night — Aug. 2 (opening day)
  • Gladys Knight — Aug. 4
  • Dogstar (guitarist/vocalist Bret Domrose, drummer Robert Mailhouse and bassist Keanu Reeves) — Aug. 8
  • Bell Biv DeVoe — Aug. 9
  • Gary Allan — Aug. 16

The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage has become a summertime staple for concert goers and music lovers. The lineup each year consists of some of music’s most legendary and diverse acts and this year is no exception.

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

As title sponsor of the Free Stage, the Hoosier Lottery is inviting fairgoers 18 or older to enter the free myLOTTERY All-Inclusive Indiana State Fair Prize Package promotion. Six Grand Prize winners will receive State Fair tickets, parking, Fair Bucks, the opportunity to take in a concert at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage, and a Hoosier Lottery Prize Pack. Enter by signing up to become a myLOTTERY member or confirming your existing account at by July 8, 2024. Promotional odds are dependent upon the number of entries received.

There will be a limited amount of reserved viewing area tickets available for these concerts made available in July. The 2024 Indiana State Fair is scheduled to open on Aug. 2 and runs through Aug. 18, when you can enjoy The Greatest 15 Days of Summer at this iconic Hoosier tradition. For more information, please visit or follow the Indiana State Fair on Facebook, Instagram and X. The Indiana State Fair will be highlighted by its 2024 theme The Art & Nature of Fun presented by Newfields.