Rochester-born rapper Yung Gravy will headline the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

Rapper Yung Gravy will headline the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand on Aug. 30.

Tickets are priced from $64 to $29 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Etix or by phone at 800-514-3849.

Wait, who is Yung Gravy?

Born Matthew Raymond Hauri, the Rochester native began rapping in 2016 while pursuing a degree in marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The following year, his song “Mr. Clean” found an audience on SoundCloud, and later Tik Tok, and was eventually certified platinum.

After self-releasing several EPs, Hauri signed a deal with Republic Records, which has issued three full-length albums, including last year’s “Marvelous.” In 2021, the Tampa Bay Lightning used his track “Gravy Train” as a post-game victory song and inscribed the title on their 2020 Stanley Cup rings.

While his early success was online, Hauri started earning mainstream attention last year. He performed pregame for the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots on Thanksgiving Day. He also appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and the MTV Video Music Awards preshow. His song “Betty (Get Money)” became his first single to hit the charts in several countries, landing at No. 30 in the States and the Top 50 in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada.

“At the end of the day, this is all meant to make people feel good,” Hauri has said. “This is party music, and everyone’s invited.”

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