The first announced Grandstand concert of 2019 is Christian rock act For King & Country, which will return to the fair for opening night on August 8, 2019.
Contemporary Christian counterpart Zach Williams is expected to open the show.
For King & Country made its Grandstand debut in 2017 and brought 4,551 fans to the State Fair's main stage. Ticket information will be released at a later day, officials said
The award-winning Australian duo will return to Des Moines’ east side in support of “Burn The Ships,” the group’s third studio album, due out in October. For King & Country earned Gold status in 2017 for its sophomore album, “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.” The album earned the group a Grammy Award in 2015.