The Chicks – Minnesota State Fair Grandstand – August 25th, 2023

Lens on Music at the Fair 2023 by Patrick Dunn

One of the most anticipated bands in this years exceptional grandstand lineup was without question The Chicks. Their well established fan base along with their absence from touring made this show especially attractive.  Girl power was in full effect and if I had to describe the atmosphere once inside the grandstand, I’d say it felt like a celebration. The Chicks had a great stage and lighting setup and sounded amazing.

There are many things I like about the other stages at the fair that have music throughout the day that is included in the price of admission. Bands booked on the “free stages” play 2-days, so if you discover a show that you really like you have an opportunity to come back out and experience it again the very next day.  Also, if there happens to be 2 shows you are interested in seeing that are scheduled at the same time, you can simply choose one and come back the next day to see the other.  I was able to get out to most of the shows I wanted to see the first day (see Day 1 post), but had 2 additional shows to catch on Day 2, Mike Hosty and the Craig Clark Band.  Scroll down to see separate galleries for each.

The Chicks

Mike Hosty

Craig Clark Band