The Beach Boys and more added to State Fair's main stage lineup
This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair added a smorgasbord of performers to its list of 2016 main stage headliners, with eight notable musicians from three different eras and genres spread across three different evenings.
Classic rockers Pat Benatar – along with her longtime bandmate and husband Neil Giraldo – and Melissa Etheridge will be first up on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m., performing a collection of their popular hits like "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Love Is a Battlefield" and "I'm the Only One."
The following night – Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. – retro hip-hop and rap will take over for retro rock with the I Love the '90s Tour, featuring Salt-N-Pepa, Color Me Badd, Coolio and Rob Base all taking the main stage. The crew will perform several of their '90s hits, from "Push It" to "Shoop" to "Gangsta's Paradise" to "It Takes Two" and more (no word on if Coolio will perform the theme song to Nickelodeon's "Kenan and Kel").
Closing out this trio of performers – as well as closing out the Wisconsin State Fair – are the Beach Boys, hitting the stage with their classic catalog of hits ("Good Vibrations," "Surfing' Safari") on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.
Tickets for all three shows go on sale starting Friday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. at the Wisconsin State Fair's website as well as at the Fair Ticket Office, located at 7722 W. Greenfield Ave. Tickets for each show will be $29 and $39 , and all tickets, grandstand and track, will be reserved.
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