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State Fair announces first 2017 headliners

Today, Wisconsin State Fair officials announced the first two of its 11 headlining shows slated for the 2017 festival – which runs Thursday, Aug. 3-Sunday, Aug. 13 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.

On Monday, Aug. 7, the Main Stage – presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino – hosts Christian-pop brothers duo for KING & COUNTRY. The Grammy-winning band is fronted by brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, and has scored hits with songs like like "Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)" and "The Proof of Your Love."

Several television shows and films featured the duo's music, including "The Vampire Diaries," "Drop Dead Diva" and the recent indie film "Priceless," in which Joel Smallbone starred.

Opening the 7:30 p.m. show is Grammy-nominated Christian-popster Britt Nicole, who is best known for her songs "Gold" and "Ready or Not."

All seating for this show is reserved; no general admission.

Because festival-goers loved the '90s so much at 2016's fair, the I Love the 90s Tour will return this year with a new lineup.

Taking the stage on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. for this year's edition are rappers Vanilla Ice, Kid 'n Play, Tone Loc and Young MC, and R&B group All-4-One. Hopefully, Loc will be feelin' fresh after his on-stage collapse late last year.

Track level seating for this one are general admission, while grandstand seats are reserved.

Tickets are $29 and $39 for each of the two shows and go on sale Friday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. at the State Fair ticket office, 7722 W. Greenfield Ave., as well as online at, in both print-at-home and mail order options.

All main stage concert tickets include State Fair admission if you purchase them before entering the Wisconsin State Fair Park.

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