FALCON HEIGHTS - The first grand stand acts for this year's Minnesota State Fair have been announced.

Country music legend Alan Jackson will perform on Friday, August 24th.  An opening act will be announced later.

The "Happy Together Tour" featuring Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, and The Buckinghams is scheduled for Monday, August 27th.

Tickets for both shows go on sale on Saturday, March 24th.  Tickets can be bought at mnstatefair.org or by calling (800) 514-3849.

Additional grand stand acts will be announced in the coming months.

This year's Minnesota State Fair runs August 23rd through Labor Day.