THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 7PM - Fairgoers will be transported back to 1985 when Retro Futura hits the Main Stage. Featuring an impressive lineup of 80s icons, this show will have New Wave fans on their feet. Howard Jones, known for “No One Is To Blame” and “Things Can Only Get Better,” will headline, along with Men Without Hats, Modern English, The English Beat, Paul Young and Katrina (of Katrina and the Waves). Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24 at 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 8PM - Grammy award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Mellencamp will bring his setlist rock 'n roll classics to the Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. Known for hits like "Jack & Diane," "Pink Houses" and "Hurts So Good," John Mellencamp has been entertaining audiences with his distinct voice and raw-edged persona for nearly four decades.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 AT 8 PM - Multi-platinum country superstar Kip Moore will rock the Main Stage with Maggie Rose. His 2015 album, Wild Ones, produced hits like “I’m to Blame” and “Running for You,” following the successful 2012 Up All Night, which gave fans “Beer Money” and the breakout hit “Somethin’ Bout a Truck.” Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24 at 9 a.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 - After an unforgettable performance at last year’s fair, legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Beach Boys return to the Main Stage on Sunday, Aug. 6, co-headlining the "Surf & Soul" tour with three-time Grammy Award-winning Motown group The Temptations.
MONDAY, AUGUST 7 AT 7:30PM - Christian-pop duo for KING & COUNTRY will rock the Main Stage on Monday, August 7 at 7:30 pm. Comprised of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, the two-time Grammy-winning band is known for hits like “Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)” and “The Proof of Your Love.” Joining the group will be Grammy-nominated Christian-pop artist Britt Nicole, known for singles like “Gold” and “Ready or Not.”
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 AT 7:30 PM - Three time Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix will bring a new beat to State Fair. After winning NBC’s a cappella competition, The Sing-Off, in 2011, the group soared to stardom, and has since sold over 5.8 million albums in the U.S. alone. Known initially for covers of popular and classic songs alike, Pentatonix transitioned to original music with the release of the 2015 self-titled album. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24 at 9 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 7 PM - The party continues! State Fair is throwing it back to the ‘90s once again with the return of the I Love the 90’s Tour! This star-studded tour will feature a brand new lineup of artists on Wednesday, August 9 at 7 pm. Best known for his chart-topping hit “Ice Ice Baby,” rap superstar Vanilla Ice will headline the show, and will be joined by Kid ‘n Play, All-4-One, Tone Loc and Young MC.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 - Seventeen-year-old singer, songwriter, and actress Sabrina Carpenter will take the Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 11. Carpenter has been featured on several television shows, including Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World,” and won Radio Disney Music Awards in 2015 and 2016 for her songs “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying” and “Eyes Wide Open.”
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 - Country superstar Alan Jackson will bring his Honky Tonk Highway Tour to the Main Stage on Sunday, Aug. 13. Jackson will perform songs that have gained him legions of longtime fans, including his debut hit “Here in The Real World,” signature honky-tonk favorites “Chattahoochee,” and “Gone Country,” as well as party anthems like “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.”
The State Fair Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino features a diverse lineup of live entertainment, including nationally-touring headliners each night of the Fair. The lineup offers everything from country to hip-hop, contemporary Christian to classic rock and more! This year's lineup includes for King & Country, the I Love the 90's Tour, and more. Stay tuned for more great acts to be announced in the coming weeks!