If you absolutely can't wait for the Great Minnesota Get Together, the first batch of State Fair Grandstand events/concerts for 2013 have been announced The initial lineup is certainly eclectic.

Four acts have been announced on the Minnesota State Fair website, with more to come in the months leading up to this year's fair - which is August 22 through September 2 this year.

2013 Grandstand Concerts/Events

  •  Depeche Mode - Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30
  • 2013 Internet Cat Video Festival (Presented by the Walker Art Center) - Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Saturday, August 31 at 7:30 pm
  • Tim McGraw - Monday, Sepetember 2 at 7:30 pm

To get in the mood, here's Macklemore's video for the hit song "Thrift Shop"