The Beach Boys, the Current’s Music On-a-Stick and Disney’s princesses added to State Fair Grandstand lineup – St. Paul Pioneer Press


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The Beach Boys, Disney princesses and 89.3 The Current’s Music On-a-Stick are the latest shows added to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand schedule.
Tickets for Music On-a-Stick, featuring Portugal the Man and Manchester Orchestra, on Aug. 27, are $37 and $27 and go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday. Tickets for the Beach Boys on Aug. 29 are $50 and $37 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets for Disney Princess – The Concert on Sept. 5 are $37 and $27 and go on sale at noon Friday. The State Fairgrounds ticket office will not be open for in-person sales, but seats can be purchased via or by phone at 800-514-3849.
As usual, Music On-a-Stick features bands that are popular on the Minnesota Public Radio station. Originally formed in Alaska, Portugal the Man are best known for their single “Feel it Still,” which won a Grammy for best pop duo/group performance. Manchester Orchestra have scored a series of alt-rock radio hits, including “I’ve Got Friends,” “The Gold” and “Bed Head.” Local favorites Bad Bad Hats are also on the bill.
The Beach Boys spent the early ’60s ruling the charts with a string of such hits as “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me, Rhonda” and “California Girls.” But the group’s primary songwriter Brian Wilson had greater ambitions and retired from touring with the band to focus on recording what would become the Beach Boys’ masterpiece, 1966’s “Pet Sounds.” In the decades since, the group has largely survived as an oldies act led by founding member Mike Love and Wilson’s replacement, Bruce Johnston. The Temptations and Tower of Power open.
Disney Princess – The Concert features a quartet of Broadway and animated film stars performing songs from Disney’s numerous princesses. They don’t wear costumes on stage, but will share stories from their time portraying princesses on the stage and screen.
The Grandstand lineup is now nearly complete, with one final concert to be announced this summer. Other Grandstand shows already on sale include: Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin with Bush (Aug. 25); Counting Crows with the Wallflowers (Aug. 26); Pitbull with Iggy Azalea (Aug. 28); Jim Gaffigan (Aug. 30); REO Speedwagon and Styx with Levon (Sept. 1); Zac Brown Band with Robert Randolph Band (Sept. 2); Diana Ross with Naturally 7 (Sept. 3); and the Minnesota State Fair amateur talent contest finals (Sept. 4).
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