Indiana State Fair Announces First Wave of Hoosier Lottery Free Stage Concerts for 2024

INDIANAPOLIS (June 6, 2024) – Today, the Indiana State Fair unveiled the first full wave of its 2024 list of scheduled concerts as a part of the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage schedule, August 2-18 (Fair is closed on Mondays). The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage has become a summertime staple for concert goers and music lovers. The lineup each year consists of some of music’s most legendary and diverse acts and this year is no exception. All shows at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage are free with paid fair admission and seating is first-come, first-served. All shows start at 7:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Discount tickets can be purchased for the 2024 Indiana State Fair today at

The first wave concerts just unveiled today for 2024 Hoosier Lottery Free Stage at the Indiana State Fair include:

  • Three Dog Night – Friday, August 2 (opening day) (rescheduled from 2023 cancellation due to weather)
  • Gladys Knight – Sunday, August 4
  • Dogstar (guitarist/vocalist Bret Domrose, drummer Robert Mailhouse and bassist Keanu Reeves) – Thursday, August 8
  • Bell Biv DeVoe – Friday, August 9
  • Gary Allan – Friday, August 16

As title sponsor of the Free Stage, the Hoosier Lottery is inviting fairgoers 18 or older to enter the free myLOTTERY All-Inclusive Indiana State Fair Prize Package promotion. Six Grand Prize winners will receive State Fair tickets, parking, Fair Bucks, the opportunity to take in a concert at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage, and a Hoosier Lottery Prize Pack. Enter by signing up to become a myLOTTERY member or confirming your existing account at by July 8, 2024. Promotional odds are dependent upon the number of entries received.

Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, noted, “The Hoosier Lottery has enjoyed a great relationship with the Indiana State Fair for many years. We are proud to sponsor the popular Hoosier Lottery Free Stage again this year, providing summertime value and entertainment for state fair attendees. The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage has become a ‘winning ticket’ for all music lovers. Additionally, fairgoers 18 or older can sign up for a free myLOTTERY promotion for the chance to win an all-inclusive day at the Fair including the opportunity to see a concert at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage!”

There will be a limited amount of reserved viewing area tickets available for these concerts made available in July. The 2024 Indiana State Fair is scheduled to open on Friday, August 2 and runs through August 18, when you can enjoy The Greatest 15 Days of Summer at this iconic Hoosier tradition. For more information, please visit or follow the Indiana State Fair on Facebook, Instagram and X. The Indiana State Fair will be highlighted by its 2024 theme The Art & Nature of Fun presented by Newfields.

2024 Artist Bios:

Three Dog Night

This legendary pop-rock band dominated the charts between 1969 and 1974, with no other group having more top 10 hits. Three Dog Night has maintained and grown their audience, adapting to new music technology and continuing to tour yearly, giving fans new and old the chance to experience their dynamic performances of their classic hits as well as several new songs. Marking nearly 50 years on the road, Three Dog Night continues to captivate audiences with boundary breaking sounds and nostalgic music from their beginning.

Gladys Knight

As both a solo singer and a group musician, Gladys Knight has solidified herself as an icon of the music industry. Known as the “Empress of Soul” Knight has received numerous awards and accolades for her contributions to the R&B and Soul genres. She has also made appearances in numerous films and television shows. She has recorded more than 38 albums during her career, four of which are solo albums.

Dogstar feat. Robert Mailhouse, Bret Domrose & Keanu Reeves

Dogstar is an American Alternative rock band that was formed in Los Angeles in 1991. Its current members are guitarist/vocalist Bret Domrose, drummer Robert Mailhouse and bassist Keanu Reeves. The band saw its greatest success in the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, gathering significant attention from the media due to the presence of Keanu. The band started back up again in 2020, announcing their reunion in 2022. Their latest album was released on October 6, 2023.

Bell Biv DeVoe

Formed in 1989, Bell Biv DeVoe is an American music group hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. Their music aims to combine elements of soul, R&B and hip hop, with their multi-platinum album Poison having a song reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. Their last album Three Stripes was released on January 27, 2017, and despite only having four albums of original material the group has continuously toured and performed live. The group formed as a spinoff of a R&B group called New Edition, and has participated in several of their reunion tours.

Gary Allan

Gary Allan is a Nashville based country music singer. He got his start in 1996 after signing to Decca Records. His debut single “Her Man” was released in 1996, was the lead-off to his gold certified debut album, titled Used Heart for Sale. He has had three certified platinum albums, and three certified gold albums. Two albums reached the top two spots on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums. His newest album titled Ruthless tells the story of the Nashville country from the 1990s to the present.

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