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Jesse McCartney to open for New Kids on the Block at the Iowa State Fair

New Kids on the Block will make their return to the fair for the first time since 1989.

DES MOINES, Iowa — With the Iowa State Fair getting closer, organizers have announced another big musical act for the Grandstand

New Kids on the Block will be returning to the Grandstand for the first time since 1989 on Saturday, Aug. 12. The pop group is known for its hits “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” “Step By Step” and more. The last time NKOTB performed at the Grandstand, they brought in a crowd of 15,000. 

The Iowa State Fair announced Jesse McCartney will open for New Kids on the Block.

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Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Tickets are already on sale for the following Grandstand acts: For King + Country, Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Lindsey Stirling, and The Chicks.

For a complete list of Grandstand acts, or to purchase tickets, visit the Iowa State Fair website here. To buy tickets by phone, call 1-800-514-3849.

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