By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 28, 2022 at 9:26 AM

The Wisconsin State Fair is opening this week with an opening night announcement: Country star Toby Keith will grab his red Solo cup and headline the Main Stage at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4., day one of the beloved late summer tradition.

The "How Do You Like Me Now!?" and "I Love This Bar" country singer will take the stage with opening act Alex Miller, country singer/songwriter and recent "American Idol" alum.

Keith joins a 2022 Wisconsin State Fair main stage lineup including comedian Jeff Dunham on Aug. 6, retro compilation The Happy Together Tour on Aug. 7, Christian rocker Zach Williams on Aug. 8 and rapper Nelly on Friday. 

Tickets for the Toby Keith show will go on sale beginning Thursday, April 7 at 9 a.m. at the Wisconsin State Fair's website. Seating for the show will be reserved, with tickets ranging in price from $65, $70 and $75. 

For more updates and festival announcements, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee. Especially tomorrow. 

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.