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Poppe to kick off Iowa State Fair Aug. 8, release debut album this weekend

Poppe to kick off Iowa State Fair Aug. 8, release debut album this weekend
Maddie Poppe (Press file photo James Grob.)
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Clarksville native and American Idol winner will kick off the 2019 Iowa State Fair with a free concert.

Poppe will perform on August 8 at the Susan Knapp Amphitheater. The Iowa singer-songwriter will release of her debut album this weekend, entitled “Whirlwind.”

In a recent social media post, Poppe said that she named the album “Whirlwind” because in the past year of her life, that’s a word she’s heard “very, very often.” She also said she felt like it best described her album and her life right now.

Grandstand entertainment slated for the Iowa State Fair this year includes For King & Country on Aug. 8, The Chainsmokers on Aug.9, Slipknot on Aug. 10, the Zac Brown Band on Aug. 11, Dan + Shay on Aug. 13, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias on Aug. 14, Foreigner on Aug. 15, Luke Bryan on Aug. 16, Pentatonix on Aug. 17, and Hootie and the Blowfish on Aug. 18.

Complete lineup of free entertainment at the 2019 Iowa State Fair
Susan Knapp Amphitheater
Aug. 8 — Maddie Poppe; Aug. 9 — Ned LeDoux; Aug. 10 — Logan Mize; Aug.11 — Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band; Aug.12-13 — Hairball; Aug.14 — Chicks with Hits featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss; Aug. 15 — Brandon Lay; Aug. 16 — Country Gold; Aug. 17 — Ross Ellis; Aug. 18  — Tyler Rich.
Anne and Bill Riley Stage
Aug. 8-9 — Matt’s Family Jam; Aug. 10 — 2019 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation; Aug. 11-12 — A Cappella Group Kazual; Aug. 13-17 — Ron Diamond; Aug. 18 — Unspoken.
MidAmerican Energy Stage
Aug. 8-18 — Vocal Trash; Aug.  8 — The Wild Feathers; Aug. 9 — The Nadas; Aug. 10-11 — Sweet Tea Trio; Aug. 12 — Prince Tribute “The Purple Xperience”; Aug. 13 — Jamestown Revival; Aug. 1 — Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses; Aug. 1 — Flatland Cavalry; Aug.16 — Bob Dorr and the Iowa Music Revue; Aug. 17 — KIX; Aug. 18 — Nelson.
Fun Forest Stage
Aug. 8-18 — The Dollipops; Aug. 8-18 — The Rubber Chicken Show.