South Dakota State News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 18, 2022

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Rock Band Stone Temple Pilots to Play at State Fair 2022

HURON, SD – South Dakota State Fair and C&B Operations welcome Stone Temple Pilots (STP) to the SD State Fair Grandstand on Friday, September 2.

STP were one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling 40 million records worldwide, including 17.5 million units in the United States.

The group had 16 Top 10 singles on the Billboard rock charts, eight of which peaked at No. 1 and one No. 1 album in 1994. That same year, the group won a Grammy for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for the song “Plush” from the album Heart. They were also ranked #40 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.

STP joins Lady A and Priscilla Block previously announced hosted by Legend Seeds at the SD State Fair grandstand.

“We are proud to be able to offer this rock show to our fairgoers! Rock enthusiasts have been asking for a new rock show for years, and when Stone Temple Pilots became an option, we had to jump on it! said Peggy Besch, head of SD State Fairgrounds.

Presales begin June 6 for those eligible for the Friends of the Fair VIP Table Presale, followed by Record Holders and Friends of the Fair Ticket Presales. General ticket sales will begin on June 21.

Friends of the Fair is a program through the State Fair Foundation offering a variety of benefits including early access to State Fair VIP table sales, pre-sale access to reserved grandstand seating and standing room for the State Fair, free daily front door passes and recognition at the fair site. The file program is an advertising program allowing companies or individuals to affix a signage to a file in the stands. Briefing board holders can purchase South Dakota State Fair grandstand tickets for their corresponding signage area prior to general and Friends of the Fair ticket sales. Presale information is available at

The 2022 South Dakota State Fair runs from Thursday, September 1 through Monday, September 5. The Channel Seeds preview party will take place on Wednesday August 31st. For more information about the South Dakota State Fair, contact the fair office at 800-529-0900, visit or find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Corina C. Butler