A few years back, the Wisconsin State Fair made the positive move to avoid booking bands that don't have a family or nostalgic appeal. With Summerfest just four weeks prior to State Fair, there is no point in trying to appeal to people who wouldn't normally go to State Fair. Why try to compete where you can't win?
With that, we have the State Fair 2011 Bands listed below. It's a mix of kid's television stars, mild mannered hip-hop, and almost oldies from the 1990's.
Wisconsin State Fair 2011 Band Listing
8/4 - MC Hammer, Young MC and Tone Loc
8/5 - Casting Crowns (A popular Christian band.)
8/6 - Big Time Rush from Nickelodeon Fame
8/7 - 60's Rock - The Turtles, Grass Roots, Flo and Eddie, Buckinghams, and Mark Lindsay
8/8 - Jeff Dunham the popular ventriloquist with Brian Haner
8/12 - The Oak Ridge Boys
8/13 - Cirque Sublime - ADAMO (Acrobats galore!)
The Wisconsin State Fair runs from 8/4 through 8/14. It's all about the midway, if you ask me. Who doesn't like the rides?