2023 Grandstand Entertainment
The SD State Fair grandstand hosts action packed events and exciting concerts each year! 2023 grandstand entertainment will be posted as it’s confirmed!
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Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash
The Red Wilk Construction Tuff Hedeman Bull Bash kicks off the 2023 South Dakota State Fair grandstand lineup with two nights of high energy fun on Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31!
Hedeman, known for lining up elite riders to face off with world-class bucking bulls brings his annual professional, fast-paced, bull riding competition back to the South Dakota State Fair, featuring pro bull riders and bullfighters matched to animals of superior strength and fiery spirit.
The bull riding action begins with Tuff Hedeman “Bounty Bull” night on Wednesday with $10,000 up for grabs, and continues Thursday night in a tournament style event and “Shoot Out” round where the bulk of the prize money, championship title, and custom prizes are earned.
The Red Wilk Construction American Hero Award will be held during both nights of bull riding. Typically, eight Veterans are honored each night, and since 2013, more than 100 Veterans from all over South Dakota have been honored.
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is one of America's most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with almost a billion views and has over 25 million fans across social media.
In 2018, Iglesias was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 40 Comedy Players” issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels. The comedian has also had the distinct honor of being one of the few to headline and sell-out Madison Square Garden in New York, Staples Center in Los Angeles and Sydney Opera House in Australia.
Iglesias is the star and executive producer of Mr. Iglesias, the multi-cam, Netflix original comedy series, which is currently streaming Part 1-3. Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential. In 2020, the show won best Primetime Comedy at The Imagen Awards, which recognizes positive portrayals of Latinx actors/actresses in the entertainment industry
In addition to the Netflix comedy series, Iglesias penned a deal with Netflix to release his next two stand-up comedy specials for the streaming service. The first, titled One Show Fits All, was filmed in front of a sold-out audience at the Toyota Center in Houston and debuted in January 2019. The second, Stadium Fluffy premiered on October 18th on Netflix. The special was taped in front of a sold-out crowd of 50,000 fans at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on May 6th and 7th, where Iglesias made history as the first comedian to perform at the iconic venue. Dodger Stadium is also the largest MLB stadium in the US.
Feature film credits include co-starring roles in Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL and A Haunted House 2. Gabriel’s voice has been heard in many animated films including the recent Space Jam: A New Legacy as “Speedy Gonzales” streaming on HBOMAX. In 2017, Iglesias voiced the role of “Head Clerk” in Pixar’s Academy Award nominated animated film Coco. He also voiced “Babo” in Ugly Dolls, “Rufus the Dog” in Sony’s Golden Globe nominated animated holiday film The Star and “Cuatro” in Fox 20th Century Film’s Academy Award nominated animated film Ferdinand. Gabriel is one of a handful of comedians with a theatrically released stand-up concert comedy film, The Fluffy Movie.
On the small screen, Fluffy’s Food Adventures, a non-scripted comedic docu-follow series completed a 3-season run on FUSE TV in 2017. Gabriel was a recurring guest star on the ABC sitcom Cristela, and also guest-starred in an episode of ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family. Comedy Central aired Iglesias’ hit series Stand-Up Revolution for 3 seasons. Comedy Central also aired Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy in an unprecedented two-night comedy special to over 15 million viewers. The special was a follow-up to his previous DVD specials, Hot & Fluffy and I’m Not Fat...I’m Fluffy, which have sold millions of copies.
Gabriel’s stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.
Over the course of their decade-plus career, Lady A’s Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, and Hillary Scott, have become one of the 21st century’s premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic Country sounds. As a country-radio staple, the trio has amassed record-breaking success ushering in 10 number one hits with more than 18 million album units and 34 million tracks sold and nearly 5 billion digital streams.
Known for their nine-time Platinum hit “Need You Now” the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including five GRAMMY awards, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and a Tony Award. The band kicks off their REQUEST LINE TOUR in 2023 with back-to-back nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
- Need You Now
- Just A Kiss
- I Run to You
- Love Don’t Live Here
- We Owned the Night
- American Honey
Joining Lady A will be South Dakota’s own Rowan Grace, fresh off her top ten finale on The Voice.
Rowan is a Rapid City, SD native and is currently a Junior at Rapid City Central High School. She was inspired to become a singer, performer, songwriter and musician by artists such as Adele, Arianna Grande, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Queen and the Beatles.