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May 15, 2014

Barenaked Ladies, Happy Together tour, Dustin Lynch highlight Free Stage concerts

TV's "Nashville" stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen also on line-up

INDIANAPOLIS – It may be the “Year of the Coliseum” at this year’s Indiana State Fair, but the Coliseum won’t be the only fair venue offering nationally known, chart-topping artists during its run Aug. 1 – 17. In fact, the Free Stage has a wide variety of performers every day of the fair beginning with critically acclaimed Beatles tribute band BritBeat on Aug. 1.

From rising country performer Dustin Lynch to Grammy-nominated Canadian rockers Barnaked Ladies, the Free Stage is full of accomplished acts. The up-to-date rundown of concerts and events includes:

· Aug. 1: BritBeat (1 and 7 p.m.)

· Aug. 2: “Nashville” stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen (7:30 p.m.)

· Aug. 3: Hispanic/Latino Music Festival presented by Honda featuring Stacy Sandoval (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

· Aug. 4: Bridgit Mendler (7:30 p.m.)

· Aug. 5: Dustin Lynch presented by HANK-FM and Royal Pin Leisure Centers (7:30 p.m.)

· Aug. 6: Eric Paslay & Kelleigh Bannen presented by HANK-FM and Royal Pin Leisure Centers (7:30 p.m.)

· Aug. 8: Maggie Rose (6 p.m.); Brothers Osborne (7:30 p.m.); and Chase Rice (9 p.m.) presented by WFMS

· Aug. 9: Dylan Scott presented by WFMS (5 p.m.); Dakota Bradley presented by WFMS (6 p.m.)

· Aug. 10: Contemporary Christian Music Fest featuring Rend Collective Experiment (2 to 9 p.m.)

· Aug. 11: Barenaked Ladies (7:30 p.m.)

· Aug. 12: “Happy Together Tour” with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie; Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night; Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad; Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels; and Gary Lewis & The Playboys (7 p.m.)

· Aug. 13: America and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (7:30 p.m.)

· Aug. 14: The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards (7:30 p.m.)

· Aug. 15: Kansas (7:30 p.m.)

· Aug. 16: Marc Broussard (7:30 p.m.)

· Aug. 17: Pepsi Gospel Music Fest featuring Dorinda Clark-Cole (4 to 9:30 p.m.)

All of these shows are free with paid admission to the fair. The Free Stage, a permanent stage in the northwest corner of the fairgrounds in the Dow AgroSciences Celebration Park, can accommodate about 5,000 fans. For more information, visit www.indianastatefair.com.

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