2018 North Dakota State Fair Grandstand Lineup

(Minot, ND) Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Nickelback, Cole Swindell, Kip Moore, Cheap Trick, Michael Ray will all perform at the 2018 North Dakota State Fair. Tickets will go on sale on March 16 at 8am.

Florida Georgia Line with special guest Adam Doleac will take the stage on Saturday, July 21. FGL’s musical evolution DIG YOUR ROOTS propelled the history-making duo to #1 on the all-genre Billboard Artist 100 and Country Albums charts, delivering the 2x PLATINUM-certified lead single “H.O.L.Y.”; GOLD-certified hit “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw; and current standout “God, Your Mama, And Me” featuring Backstreet Boys.

Dierks Bentley will bring his show to the Grandstand on Friday, July 27. His 2014 mega-hit album Riser was a critical and commercial home run, sending three consecutive singles to Number One. The journey continues with his latest album Black, filled with songs that take a look at the way romance and relationships evolve. New favorites include “Freedom”, “Pickup”, “Can’t Be Replaced”, and “Mardi Gras”.

Nickelback will close out the fair on Saturday, July 28. Globally celebrated, multi-platinum rock band Nickelback have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. With more than 23 chart-topping singles and fans spanning the globe, Nickelback boasts twelve consecutive sold-out world tours. Come enjoy “How You Remind Me”, “Rockstar”, “Burn It To The Ground”, and “Someday”, along with their other greatest hits.

Cole Swindell with special guest Morgan Evans kicks things off at the Fair on Friday, July 20. Swindell’s Platinum-certified “You Should Be Here” already boasts over 115 million streams and over 52 million YouTube views. The song joins Swindell’s six other No. 1 consecutive singles as a solo artist.

Kip Moore takes the stage Wednesday, July 25. Moore’s latest album, Slowheart, is his most unflinching, distinct testimony yet. Moore views his shows as an emotional roller coaster with both he and his audience hanging on at every turn. With hits like “More Girls Like You”, “Beer Money”, and “Hey Pretty Girl”, his honesty shines through.

Cheap Trick brings classic rock back to the Grandstand on Thursday, July 26. Fast approaching their fifth decade, Cheap Trick is among the most active and successful in music history. Celebrate their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career with hits like “Surrender”, “I Want You To Want Me”, “The Flame”, and “Dream Police”.

Michael Ray showcases his talent on Sunday, July 22. Ray catapulted to the big time with the release of his first single “Kiss You In The Morning.” The debut single went #1 in just 24 weeks. Ray’s second #1 single came not long after the first with “Think A Little Less,” also off of his debut self-titled album.
2018 Grandstand Country Showpass Lineup:

Friday, July 20 – Cole Swindell
Saturday, July 21 – Florida Georgia Line
Sunday, July 22 – Michael Ray
Monday, July 23 – Enduro Race*
Tuesday, July 24 – Truck & Tractor Pull*
Wednesday, July 25 – Kip Moore
Thursday, July 26 – Cheap Trick
Friday, July 27 – Dierks Bentley
Saturday, July 28 – Nickelback
*General Admission Events

The Western Grand National Truck and Tractor Pull returns as a favorite to the Grandstand on Tuesday, July 24. NPRA Championship Bull Riding will be held on Monday, July 23 & Tuesday, July 24.

Other items available for purchase on March 16 include: Season and Daily Gate Passes, Mega Ride Carnival Passes, Ranch Rodeo tickets, beer tickets and nine day camping spots.

For ticket information visit www.ndstatefair.com, call 701-857-7620 or visit the North Dakota State Fair office from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, at the State Fair Event Center. Dates for the 2018 ND State Fair July 20-28.
More information is available at www.ndstatefair.com.


  1. Hi, I saw a ND segment on either Discovery Channel, etc. a few years back and see that in addition to the NDSF there is also The Big One April 13-14. My question is how many booths are at the NDSF that have the homemade goods, etc. like The Big One in April?

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