By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 24, 2022 at 2:01 PM

The Wisconsin State Fair headliner lineup is almost entirely set, with the late summer classic today announcing classic rock band Kansas will take the Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 5.

The "Carry On Wayward Son" icons will be joined by fellow retro rockers Asia featuring John Payne, serving as the opener for the 7:30 p.m. Main Stage show.

Tickets for the Kansas concert will go on sale beginning Thursday, June 2 at 9 a.m. at the Wisconsin State Fair website. Admission will be reserved, with tickets ranging in cost from $30, $35 and $40. 

The almost-complete 2022 State Fair Main Stage schedule now looks like this:

  • Thursday, Aug. 4 – Toby Keith
  • Friday, Aug. 5 – Kansas 
  • Saturday, Aug. 6 – Jeff Dunham
  • Sunday, Aug. 7 – The "Happy Together" tour
  • Monday, Aug. 8 – Zach Williams
  • Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Kidz Bop Live 2022
  • Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Charlie Berens
  • Thursday, Aug. 11 – TBD
  • Friday, Aug. 12 – Nelly
  • Saturday, Aug. 13 – TBD
  • Sunday, Aug. 14 – The Oak Ridge Boys

So stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for the final two Main Stage announcements, plus any more Wisconsin State Fair updates

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.