No offense Lionel Richie, but seriously! Why can't we get any stellar artists at the Minnesota State Fair? Lionel is the latest to be added to the already mediocre lineup. Don't get me wrong, I AM excited to see Hootie & The Blowfish back together again, but other than them, it's weaksauce - Weird Al and Brandi Carlile, yawn.

Lionel Richie performing at Glastonbury festival
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Meanwhile, in Iowa, they are securing people like Luke freaking Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Pentatonix, Slipknot, oh and yeah, Hootie & The Blowfish will be there too! Aren't we supposed to have one of the best fairs in the country? Why is Iowa outdoing us year after year? I was looking over past Grand Stand lineups for Minnesota, and we used to get some pretty amazing artists. The last few years have been pretty bad though, in my opinion.

Okay, rant over!

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The 2019 Minnesota State Fair is August 22nd through Labor Day. Click here to get tickets and more info.

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