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Fitz and the Tantrums will headline State Fair this year. (PHOTO: Fitz and the Tantrums Twitter)

State Fair adds Fitz & the Tantrums, Melissa Etheridge shows

Wisconsin State Fair announced this morning that Fitz and the Tantrums and Melissa Etheridge will headline shows during this year's fair, which runs Aug. 1-11 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.

Fitz and the Tantrums take the Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. to play more than a decade of hits, including its biggest so far, "HandClap."

Here's our Matt Mueller's review of the band's 2016 Summerfest show.

Meanwhile, Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge closes out the fair with a 6 p.m. show on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.

Opening acts for both shows will be announced at a later date.

All seating for these shows is reserved, and tickets, which go on sale Friday, March 22 at 9 a.m., will be $39 and $29, and include fair admission when purchased in advance.

Tickets will be available at and the State Fair ticket office, 7722 W. Greenfield Ave., which is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.


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