Country star Jason Aldean will kick off the planned return of the Mississippi Valley Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. Last year, the 101-year-tradition canceled altogether due to Covid-19.

Before that, the fair announced no large grandstand concerts in 2020, and canceling of the big concerts previously scheduled, including Keith

Country’s Jason Aldean to Headline August Mississippi Valley Fair

Country star Jason Aldean kicks off the Mississippi Valley Fair on Aug. 3, 2021.

Urban and Pitbull. It planned to program local bands in the grandstand, which has a seating capacity of 6,000.

While Keith Urban has not been rescheduled for this year, he did reschedule his canceled 2020 Iowa State Fair Grandstand concert, for Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 in Des Moines. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date and a new ticket is not needed.

Jason Aldean played the TaxSlayer Center, Moline, on Feb. 13, 2020. A 44-year-old native of Macon, Ga., he previously played the TaxSlayer in January 2016.

He has scored 23 No. 1s and is the only country act in history to top the all-genre Billboard 200 four times, while racking up 15 billion streams and more than 18 million albums sold along the way.

The rest of this August’s Mississippi Valley Fair lineup is:

Locash, Shinedown, Old Dominion and Pitbull were all originally planned to play at the 2020 fair Grandstand.

A Fun Card – which costs $75 until June 30th – is required for all Grandstand shows. No individual show tickets will be sold for Grandstand events. The card permits one entrance per day to all 2021 Grandstand Acts.

The Fun Card price will go up to $90 on July 1. All seats are general admission – first-come, first served. For tickets and more information, visit or call 563-326-5338.

Country’s Jason Aldean to Headline August Mississippi Valley Fair
Jonathan Turner has been covering the Quad-Cities arts scene for 25 years, first as a reporter with the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, and then as a reporter with the Quad City Times. Jonathan is also an accomplished actor and musician who has been seen frequently on local theater stages, including the Bucktown Revue and Black Box Theatre.
Country’s Jason Aldean to Headline August Mississippi Valley Fair

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