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A capella champions Pentatonix will take the State Fair Main Stage on Aug. 8. (PHOTO: Pentatonix Facebook)

State Fair adds Pentatonix, Kip Moore to Main Stage lineup

Today, the Wisconsin State Fair announced two more Main Stage headliners for its upcoming 2017 edition this summer: a cappella craze Pentatonix and country star Kip Moore.

The five-piece kings of a cappella Pentatonix will take the Main Stage on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The group got its start on the NBC singing reality competition "The Sing-Off" in 2011, winning that season thanks to its inventive arrangements and impressive vocal gymnastics. Since then, the tuneful Texans have appeared at the Grammys and in the film "Pitch Perfect 2," scored billions of YouTube hits for their music videos and sold millions of albums – from their self-titled compilations of covers and originals to their takes on Christmas classics.

All seating for the Pentatonix concert is reserved, with tickets costing $29 and $39.

Meanwhile, Kip Moore will take the Main Stage on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m., along with opening act Maggie Rose. Moore broke out in 2012 with the hit song "Somethin' Bout a Truck," which earned him three American Country Award nominations – including New Artist of the Year. Since then, the multi-platinum country artist has churned out more hits, including "I'm to Blame," "Running for You" and, his most recent single, "More Girls Like You."

Tickets for Kip Moore will cost $29 and $39, with general admission for all track level tickets and reserved seating beginning in the bandstand.

Tickets for both Pentatonix and Kip Moore – as well as the previously announced Retro Futura Main Stage show – will go on sale starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 24, at the Wisconsin State Fair box office and its website.

John Mellencamp, the I Love the '90s Tour and Christian pop duo For King And Country round out the rest of the announced State Fair Main Stage acts. Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more headliner announcements.

The Wisconsin State Fair will run from Aug. 3-13.


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