Indiana State Fair announces first wave of free concerts

The Indiana State Fair unveiled the first wave of its 2024 list of scheduled concerts as a part of the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage schedule, Aug. 2-18.

The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage has become a summertime staple for concert goers and music lovers. The lineup each year consists of some of music’s most legendary and diverse acts and this year is no exception.

Those concerts include:

  • Three Dog Night: Aug. 2 (opening day)
  • Gladys Knight: Aug. 4
  • Dogstar (guitarist/vocalist Bret Domrose, drummer Robert Mailhouse and bassist Keanu Reeves): Aug. 8
  • Bell Biv DeVoe: Aug. 9
  • Gary Allan: Aug. 16

All shows at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage are free with paid fair admission and seating is first-come, first-served. All shows start at 7:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Discount tickets can be purchased for the 2024 Indiana State Fair today at

As title sponsor of the Free Stage, the Hoosier Lottery is inviting fairgoers 18 or older to enter the free myLOTTERY All-Inclusive Indiana State Fair Prize Package promotion. Six Grand Prize winners will receive State Fair tickets, parking, Fair Bucks, the opportunity to take in a concert at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage, and a Hoosier Lottery Prize Pack. Enter by signing up to become a myLOTTERY member or confirming your existing account at by July 8, 2024. Promotional odds are dependent upon the number of entries received.

Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, noted, “The Hoosier Lottery has enjoyed a great relationship with the Indiana State Fair for many years. We are proud to sponsor the popular Hoosier Lottery Free Stage again this year, providing summertime value and entertainment for state fair attendees,” said Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery. “The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage has become a ‘winning ticket’ for all music lovers. Additionally, fairgoers 18 or older can sign up for a free myLOTTERY promotion for the chance to win an all-inclusive day at the Fair including the opportunity to see a concert at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage!”

There will be a limited amount of reserved viewing area tickets available for these concerts made available in July. The 2024 Indiana State Fair is scheduled to open on Aug. 2 and runs through Aug. 18, when you can enjoy The Greatest 15 Days of Summer at this iconic Hoosier tradition. For more information, please visit or follow the Indiana State Fair on Facebook, Instagram and X. The Indiana State Fair will be highlighted by its 2024 theme The Art & Nature of Fun presented by Newfields.