Several well-known acts will be featured in August at this year's Indiana State Fair Free Stage. The Barenaked Ladies, The Turtles and Kansas are among the musicians set to perform during the more than two week event. May 15, 2014

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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

About Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair is the state's largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers' spirit and agricultural heritage. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premier facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual tradition for generations of Hoosiers since 1852. The 2014 fair is celebrating the “Year of the Coliseum.” For more information, please visit

Source: Indiana State Fair Commission

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