Drake Headlines the Indiana State Fair Music Acts

INDIANAPOLIS – Drake is “The New Face of Hip-Hop” according to the New York Times, which also states that “emotions are what fuel (him).”  Now, the up-and-coming rapper brings his act to the Indiana State Fair’s Hoosier Lottery Grandstand on Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Drake released his highly anticipated debut album “Thank Me Later” Friday, and is now headlining a tour for the first time.  The L.A. Times says his pop hooks are an “unholy amalgamation of the Backstreet Boys, Phil Collins and Mase.”

The musician is also taking over the nation’s television sets:  a one-hour documentary on the musician, “Drake: Better Than Good Enough,” will air Wednesday on MTV.  Fans also know him from his days on the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”

Tickets for this show, which include State Fair admission, are $25, $35 and $45 and go on sale Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. at the State Fairgrounds Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations.  They can also be purchased through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at

Looking for things to do in Indianapolis during the month of August? Look no further than the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand during the Indiana State Fair as there are big-names playing big shows for all of Indiana to enjoy. Tickets are also still available for previously announced State Fair concerts, including Rascal Flatts with special guest Kellie Pickler (Aug. 7), KISS (Aug. 9), Chris Tomlin and TobyMac (Aug. 11),Keith Urban with special guest Kris Allen (Aug. 14), Selena Gomez & The Scene (Aug. 15), comedian Jeff Dunham (Aug. 18) and Sugarland with special guest Little Big Town (Aug. 20).

For more information, contact the Indiana State Fairgrounds Box Office at (317) 927-7601 or visit

About Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event attracting more than 900,000 people annually and one of the biggest events in Indianapolis all year.  Nationally recognized for offering the best in entertainment, showcasing youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premiere facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual tradition for generations of Hoosiers since 1852.  Admission is $7 in advance, $8 at the gate – kids 5 and younger are free.  For more information, please visit