R5 Added to 2015 Grandstand Concert Series on Sept. 1

Published 7:01 am Sunday, August 23, 2015



ST. PAUL — Minnesota State Fair officials have confirmed a new show at the Minnesota State Fair grandstand.

American pop band R5 will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Tickets cost $30 and are currently on sale through Etix at etix.com or by calling 1-800-514-3849. Tickets can also be purchased at the fairgrounds box office located at Loop Gate No. 9 on Como Avenue.

R5 is a California-based pop-rock band made up of four siblings — Ross, Riker, Rocky and Rydel Lynch — and family friend Ellington Ratliff. They have released the singles “Heart Made Up on You,” “Smile” and “Let’s Not Be Alone Tonight.”

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The band has also seen widespread fame due to Ross’ acting career with Disney’s “Teen Beach Movie” and the “Austin & Ally” television series, for which he just received a 2015 Teen Choice Award. Riker had a recurring role on FOX’s “Glee” television series and placed second on Season 20 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

The R5 concert replaces the originally scheduled Meghan Trainor show. Trainor canceled her tour, including the Sept. 1 appearance at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, due to vocal chord issues.

Refunds are being issued from the point of purchase. Tickets purchased with a credit card have been automatically refunded.

The 2015 grandstand shows are

•Aug. 27: Def Leppard with special guests Styx and Tesla

•Aug. 28: Keith Urban with special guest Kelsea Ballerini

•Aug. 29: Carrie Underwood with special guest Native Run

•Aug. 30: Alan Jackson with special guest Brandy Clark

•Aug. 31: Happy Together Tour 2015

•Sept. 1: R5 with special guest to be announced

•Sept. 2: Patti LaBelle with special guest the Commodores

•Sept. 3: Lynyrd Skynyrd with special guest Collective Soul

•Sept. 4: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

•Sept. 5: The Avett Brothers with special guest Preservation Hall Jazz Band

•Sept. 6: Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest (No grandstand ticket required)

•Sept. 7: Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson with special guest Sturgill Simpson.

Tickets purchased with cash or check should be returned via mail along with buyer contact information to Ticket Refund, Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108, for a full refund.