Clay County Fair Announces New Opening Act for Sept. 16 Grandstand Show

Spencer, Iowa — Due to a family matter, Dylan needs to return home this weekend and unfortunately must cancel his upcoming show on Saturday, September 16 at the Clay County Fair  in Spencer, IA.  He appreciates your understanding and looks forward to seeing his fans soon.

In Dylan’s place, the Clay County Fair announces that Ingrid Andress will move into the headline position and special guest Sack of Lions will join her as part of the SRG Concert Series for the 2023 Clay County Fair powered by SMU on Saturday, September 16 at 7:20pm (please note time change).

Four-time GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Ingrid Andress has burned up the charts with her latest Platinum-certified #1 radio single, “Wishful Drinking (with Sam Hunt).” Her 2022 debut album “Lady Like” set the record as the highest streaming country female debut album of all time upon release. In addition to the Gold-certified title track, “Lady Like” also features her multi-Platinum #1 radio single, “More Hearts than Mine.”

Sack of Lions have drifted all around the country accumulating a fan flock of dreamers, road trippers and heart breakers. A mix of country, roots and rock music with honest lyrics with a high energy show, have made them one of the premier country act in the Midwest. Sack of Lions can appeal to country fans of all ages and tastes. Sack of Lions has been nominated for multiple awards and featured on all TouchTunes and AMI jukeboxes around the country. The new single, “Callin’ For Rain” was released in November 2018 to critical acclaim in the US an UK. The single generated 40,000 streams and downloads in the first two months.

Still want to attend the show and enjoy a great night of music?  Keep your tickets and attend like normal.

Would like to go to the show? Tickets are on sale now.  Prices are $38 (general admission stage front standing), $33 (reserved Grandstand seating), and $28 (general admission bleacher seating). Tickets are available online at, by phone at 515-244-2771, or in person at the Grandstand Box Office. Handling & processing fees, which are applied to all purchase methods, are included in the advertised price.

Refund Information – For those Dylan Scott fans who would like to request a refund, please email by Friday, September 29, 2023.  Any tickets redeemed (scanned at the concert) will not be refunded. As a reminder, the $3 per ticket handling & processing fee, which was applied to all purchase methods and included in the advertised price, is non-refundable.  If you purchased your ticket in cash please stop by the Clay County Fair Office or Grandstand Ticket Office to request your refund.

About the Grandstand – Bag checks are conducted at all Grandstand events. The following items will be prohibited: weapons/firearms, alcoholic beverages not provided by the Fair & Events Center, air horns/whistles or other noisemakers, helium-filled balloons, glitter/confetti, glass bottles, fireworks and illegal substances.

About the Clay County Fair & Events Center – Rooted in Tradition, the Clay County Fair and Events Center is a year-round facility that annually hosts more than 300 events, including its signature event, the Clay County Fair powered by SMU.  Known as “The World’s Greatest County Fair” since 1917, the Clay County Fair attracts more than 325,000 guests each September for nine-days of world-class entertainment, competition, food, fun, and the largest farm machinery show at any fair in the United States. Additional information can be found at