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Styx w/Special Guest Tesla

  • 3000 E Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Presented By: Iowa State Fair
  • Dates: August 18, 2021
  • Location: Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: $25 - $50
  • Overview

    After more than a decade together on the road, this incarnation of Styx is looking forward to performing as many shows as it can as long as it can. “It all comes back to the chemistry,” says bassist/vocalist Ricky Phillips. “The legacy of this band will be that it brought joy to millions of people,” notes drummer Todd Sucherman. Observes keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, “We’ve always tried to explain why this is this happening. It’s obviously a multitude of factors, but the main one is that our show is really good! And if it’s really good, they’re going to come to see it again.” Styx hopes it’s a wave that never crests. “Every night, we go on that magic carpet ride together,” observes original bassist Chuck Panozzo, who joins the band on tour as often as he can. “Music is this amazing force that comes from a higher place. I'm humbled for this band to have the great success that it has,” says co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young. “We just want to keep on doing this,” asserts Tommy. “We want to let life take its course and let this music continue to be the soundtrack to it. And this band will continue to evolve as long as we live and play this music.” The jig is up, the news is out: The Esprit de Styx is alive and well, and now it’s time to see for yourself. Welcome to the Grand Evolution. 

    (Due to the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair, the 2020 Iowa State Fair Grandstand concert with rock groups Styx and Tesla that was originally scheduled on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, is now set for Wednesday, August 18, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date and a new ticket is not needed.)