The Iowa State Fair announced their 2016 free stage concerts, and there are some great chances for us relive our youth with a free rock show or two.


August 12 - VIXEN (8 PM) - The all female rock band know for their hits "Edge of a Broken Heart", "Cryin'", and "Not A Minute Too Soon".

August 14 - LYNCH MOB (8 PM) - Former Dokken band members George Lynch and Mick Brown formed Lynch Mob.

August 15-16 - HAIRBALL (7:30 PM) - One the area's favorite classic rock cover bands hits the Bud Light Stage for two shows.

August 17 - BRET MICHAELS (8 PM) - Former glam metal band front man for Poson, Bret Michaels takes to the Bud Light stage for one night.

August 19 - RATT (8 PM) - One of the pioneers of the "hair metal" movement, RATT hit the top of the charts with "Round & Round", Back for More", and "Wanted Man".

To see the complete free stage entertainment at the 2016 Iowa State Fair, visit