Indiana State Fair announces Free Stage concerts

The Indiana State Fair says its Free Stage during this summer's fair will include performances by rising country performer Dustin Lynch and Grammy-nominated Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies.

Lynch will play Aug. 5 and the Barenaked Ladies take the stage Aug. 11.

The fair announced Thursday that other performers will include Charles Esten and Clare Bowen of the ABC television series "Nashville," on Aug. 2; the Beatles tribute band BritBeat on Aug. 1; the Hispanic/Latino Music Festival featuring Stacy Sandoval on Aug. 3; America and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Aug. 13; and the Happy Together Tour with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, and Gary Lewis & The Playboys on Aug. 12.

Other free shows include Kansas on Aug. 15 and Bridgit Mendler on Aug. 4.

All of the shows are free with paid admission to the Aug. 1-17 fair. A schedule can be found here.

The fair earlier announced shows in the refurbished Coliseum will include Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Hunter Hayes and comic Jim Gaffigan, who grew up in northwestern Indiana.

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