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Indiana State Fair announces third wave of free stage concerts for 2023

Indiana State Fair Free Stage
Posted at 7:06 AM, Jun 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-21 07:06:09-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair has released the third wave of concerts that will take place on the free stage during the 2023 fair.

The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage has become a staple for annual fairgoers. You can watch any of the concerts below for free with your fair admission.

The seating is first come, first served and most shows start at 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

This year, the Indiana State Fair will run from July 28 - August 20.

The latest concerts announcement includes:

  • July 29: Samantha Fish ft. Jesse Dayton
  • August 5: Quiet Riot
  • August 9: Three Dog Night
  • August 13: Skillet
  • August 17: Latino Fest en la Feria del Estado de Indiana
  • August 19: Breland

Below is the full list of free stage concerts released so far for 2023 along with the descriptions provided by the Indiana State Fair.

Friday, July 28 - Clint Black
Three decades since the release of his debut album Killin Time and with multiple gold and platinum awards, including a GRAMMY under his belt, the Country music icon will grace the stage on opening day.

Saturday, July 29 - Samantha Fish ft. Jesse Dayton
As one of the most dynamic forces in the blues world today, Fish has made her name as a multi-award-winning festival headliner who captivates crowds with her explosive yet elegant guitar work, delivering an unbridled form of blues-rock that defies all genre boundaries.

Sunday, July 30 - Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure
Something for the kiddos! Peppa will camp in the woods with George and her school friends Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. The outdoor adventure will be full of singing, dancing, games and surprises.

Sunday, July 30 (7:30pm) - Home Free
The country acapella group with vocalists Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp, Tim Foust, and Adam Chance were the winners of the fourth season of NBC’s The Sing Off.

Wednesday, August 2 - Keith Sweat
A 90s R&B legend hit the stage. "Something Just Ain't Right" "Make It Last Forever" "Don't Stop Your Love" "I'll Give All My Love to You" are just a few of his famous hits that are sure to make you sweat on summer night.

Thursday, August 3 - Retro Rewind 90’s Night featuring DJ Kurt Streblow
DJ Kurt Streblow, in-house DJ and Host for the Indiana Pacers, will bring will bring the throwbacks for a 90's night.

Friday, August 4 - STYX
The classic rock band is known for classic rock staples like “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” and “Renegade.”

Saturday, August 5 - Quiet Riot
Quiet Riot is a rock & roll quartet that became an overnight sensation after their 1983 smash metal album Metal Health.

Sunday, August 6 - TobyMac
This Christian music artist has a whopping seven GRAMMY awards and more than 16 million units in career sales. His album EYE ON IT was the third Christian album to ever debut on the Billboard 200.

Wednesday, August 9 - Three Dog Night
This legendary pop-rock band dominated the charts between 1969 and 1974, with no other group having more top 10 hits.

Friday, August 11 - Gin Blossoms
This rock band is known for hits such as “Allison Road,” “Found Out About You,” and “Til I Hear It From You,” and dominating radio and MTV playlists throughout the 90s.

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Sunday, August 13 - Skillet
Skillet is a christian rock band that became a sensation with the release of their 2006 album Comatose, and 2008 release of Comatose Comes Alive.

Wednesday, August 16 - Happy Together Tour 2023 ft. The Turtles, Little Anthony, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
This six act tour had their biggest hits in the 60’s and 70’s and brought timeless songs like “Happy Together” by the Turtles, Combined they have multiple No. 1 hits with this tour starting in 1984.

Thursday, August 17 - Latino Fest en la Feria del Estado de Indiana
Noel Torres is a regional Mexican singer-songwriter who has been singing professionally since he was 15 years old, and has made a name for himself with a mix of romantic ballads and powerful corridos.

Friday, August 18 - Buddy Guy: Damn Right Farewell
At age 86, Buddy Guy is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee with 8 GRAMMY awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 38 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received) and Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Saturday, August 19 - Breland
Daniel Gerard Breland, known as Breland, is a singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to prominence with his 2019 debut single, “My Truck.”

Sunday, August 20 - Gospel Music Festival featuring CeCe Winans, presented by WTLC AM & FM
If you know gospel music you know CeCe Winans. She is the most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, winning twelve GRAMMY Awards, twenty Dove Awards, and seven Stellar Awards.