By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 23, 2023 at 10:31 AM Photography: Ty Helbach and Dan Garcia

On the counter, the sofa, the shower or on camera? That wasn't him. But Shaggy will be present and accounted for at the Wisconsin State Fair this summer, headlining the Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 4.

The "It Wasn't Me," "Boombastic" and "Angel" dancehall reggae pop star will be joined in the Main Stage show by "Push It!" and "Shoop" hitmakers Salt-N-Pepa. 

Shaggy most recently performed in Milwaukee at Summerfest in 2021, while Salt-N-Pepa took the Fiserv Forum stage just last June as a part of New Kids On The Block's recent "The Mixtape Tour 2022." 

Tickets for the throwback show will go on sale beginning Friday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at the Wisconsin State Fair's website. Admission for the show is all reserved, with tickets ranging in cost from $50, $55 and $60. 

And with today's announcement, the State Fair's Main Stage lineup is almost entirely set, with just one more headliner to reveal. Here's the schedule thus far:

And that's not even including the previously announced Bank Five Nine Amphitheater music lineup as well. And the new circus coming to the Fair. And the new Old Fashioned Sipper Club cocktail venue.

Indeed, there's a lot coming to this year's late summer staple – and much more to come too, so stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more updates and announcements. 

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.