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Montgomery Gentry

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 7:30 PM - Platinum-selling country artists Montgomery Gentry will bring their hits "Gone", "Something to be Proud of" and more to the State Fair Main Stage as part of their Here's to You Tour. Celebrate the band's 20 year history, and hear new music from long-awaited studio album Here's to You. Southern rockers The Steel Woods open the show.

Alice Cooper

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 8:00 PM - Legendary rocker Alice Cooper will storm the Main Stage on Friday, August 3 at 8 p.m. Known best for his “shock rock” mentality, the inimitable artist has been rattling the music industry since his start in the early 60s.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 8:00 PM - Originally hailing from Waukesha, alternative rock band the BoDeans will storm the Main Stage on Saturday, August 4 at 8 p.m. Since the early 80s, the group has stood out with their unique rock sound and produced hit after hit. Singles like “Closer to Free,” “Fadeaway” and “Only Love” climbed the charts and made the group a household name. Best known for classics like “One Love,” “No Woman, No Cry” and “Three Little Birds” and its continuous Bob Marley influence, Grammy-nominated reggae band The Original Wailers will open the show.

Happy Together Tour

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 AT 7:00 PM - The Happy Together Tour is back on the Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino! This night of hits from the 60s and 70s will return on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 7 pm, and features The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Mark Lindsay former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Association and The Cowsills.

Casting Crowns

MONDAY, AUGUST 6 AT 7:30 PM - Returning to State Fair after their inspiring 2015 show, Christian rock band Casting Crowns will take the Main Stage on Monday, Aug. 6. The group has sold over 10 million records to date, and recently released their newest album, The Very Next Thing, which features the single “One Step Away.” Hear new songs from that album, plus older favorites from their 19-year history. Fresh off the release of his newest album, All In, contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Matthew West, known for singles like “More” and “You Are Everything,” will open the 7:30 pm show.

Why Don’t We

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 AT 7:00 PM - Why Don't We first took to YouTube to find fame in 2016, and quickly gained a following of adoring fans. While members Jonah Roth, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery and Zachary Herron all previously had success as solo artists, they soared to stardom as a group. Their most recent hit, “Trust Fund Baby,” was written by Grammy Award-winner Ed Sheeran. Fresh off his newest hit single, "Lights Down Low," MAX will open the show.

Cole Swindell

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 AT 7:30 PM - Known for hit singles like “Chillin’ It,” “Middle of a Memory” and “You Should Be Here,” Swindell has taken the country music scene by storm since his start in 2013. On top of seven No. 1 singles himself, he has written ten No. 1 singles for superstars like Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan. Cole Swindell will be joined on stage by Michael Ray, who also has an impressive array of hits like “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think a Little Less.”

The Temptations and The Four Tops

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 7:30 PM - After more than 50 years of performing, the Temptations continue to prosper, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. Legendary vocal quartet the Four Tops, known for hits "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" and "Reach Out I'll Be There" will open.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 AT 8:00 PM - Beloved American girl group TLC will rock the Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 10 at 8:00 pm. No. 1 singles like “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs” and “Creep” brought the group fame since forming in Atlanta in 1990. Since then, TLC has sold over 85 million records and is recognized as the best-selling girl group in the nation. Joining TLC is one of the top five highest selling American female groups, En Vogue. Over the past twenty years, the group has performed on the Grammy Awards, Saturday Night Live and other nationally televised events.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 AT 8:00 PM - From “Feels Like the First Time” to “I Want to Know What Love Is,” Foreigner has produced hit after hit since the late 70s. One of the world’s best-selling groups of all time, Foreigner has sold more than 80 million records since its inception in 1976. American rock band Living Colour will open the show. The group won two Grammy Awards for the hit single “Cult of Personality” and the album “Time’s Up” in 1990 and 1991, and were awarded as Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. Following the group’s separation in 1995, they reunited in 2000.

Reba McEntire

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 AT 6:00 PM - Country superstar Reba McEntire will close out the Fair at the Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. After four decades of successful tours and numerous #1 singles – 35 total, Reba has sold over nine million concert tickets and 56 million albums worldwide, and continues to produce hit after hit.

Main Stage

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! Please Note: ADA Ramp is General Admission.

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