Buzzy young crooner Stephen Sanchez added to Minnesota State Fair Grandstand lineup

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Buzzy newcomer Stephen Sanchez will headline the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand on Aug. 31.

Tickets are priced from $68 to $34 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Etix or by phone at 800-514-3849.

Sanchez, 21, first earned attention in the summer of 2020 when he posted a cover of Cage the Elephant’s “Cigarette Daydreams” on TikTok. After posting a snippet of his own song “Lady by the Sea,” singer/songwriter Jeremy Zucker reached out with an offer to produce it. That led to a deal with Republic Records, which released his debut EP “What Was, Not Now” in October 2021.

Thanks to a sound heavily influenced by the music of the 1950s and early ’60s — most obviously Roy Orbison — Sanchez has been able to stand out in the crowded pop music market. His 2021 single “Until I Found You” went quadruple platinum in the U.S. and hit the charts around the world, making it to No. 1 in India and Malaysia. He performed it on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” as well as with Elton John during his headlining show at Glastonbury 2023.

Sanchez released his debut album “Angel Face” last fall and embarked on a sold-out tour that included an October stop at First Avenue.

Other Grandstand performers include Chance the Rapper, Nate Bargatze, Blake Shelton, the Happy Together Tour, Ludacris and T-Pain, Motley Crue, Matchbox Twenty and Kidz Bop Live. The final two shows will be announced in the coming weeks.

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