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Local acts ready for Iowa State Fair stage

Dancing groups, musicians heading to Des Moines

August 4, 2013
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer (apotter@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

While performing at the Iowa State Fair is exciting enough, two local acts will find it twice as exciting this month.

The gospel musical quartet Press On and the rap/R&B singer DJ Legendary will each perform twice at the fair this year.

Press On sings at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13 on the Budweiser Stage. Press On includes Marshalltown residents Sherwood Lundgren, Tom Weis, Mike Miltenberger and Steve Campbell.

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The Marshalltown gospel quartet Press On will perform at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13 on the Budweiser Stage at the Iowa State Fair.

"We've always enjoyed performing and sharing our gospel through music," Lundgren said. "It's nice to meet different people."

DJ Legendary, of Marshalltown, will perform at noon Aug. 14 at the Fairview Stage and at 10 a.m. Aug. 16 on the Budweiser Stage. DJ Legendary performed for the first time at the fair last year and is excited to get two times on stage this year.

"The state fair is good for me," DJ Legendary said. "It's a good atmosphere and I like the people. The crowd is great at the state fair."

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Local Entertainers at Iowa State Fair

Aug. 9 - noon - Cornflake Cloggers (Marshalltown), Fairview Stage

Aug. 13 - 9 a.m. - Press On (Marshalltown), Budweiser Stage

3:30 p.m. - Press On (Marshalltown) Budweiser Stage

Aug. 14 - noon - DJ Legendary (Marshalltown), Fairview Stage

Aug. 16 - 10 a.m. - DJ Legendary (Marshalltown) Budweiser Stage

Aug. 17 - 1:30 p.m. - 5 for 1 band (from area towns) Susan Knapp Amphitheater

2:30 p.m. - Marshall County Hangmen Band (State Center), Susan Knapp Amphitheater

Other local performers at the fair this year include the dance group Cornflake Cloggers at noon Aug. 9, the 5 for 1 band at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and the Marshall County Hangmen Band at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

The cloggers are a dance group, the Marshall County Hangmen play rock music and 5 for 1 (Five voices for one God) is a local singing group that made its state fair debut last year.

All of these acts are on the free stages with a paid admission to the fair.

 
 

 

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