By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Feb 16, 2024 at 3:01 PM

The first night of the 2024 Wisconsin State Fair is going to be fluff-tastic, as the summer spectacular announced comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias will headline the Main Stage's opening night on Thursday, Aug. 1. 

The star of several stand-up specials, the first two "Magic Mike" films and the Netflix sitcom "Mr. Iglesias" last played the Milwaukee area last year, performing on the Milwaukee Improv stage at The Corners of Brookfield.

With today's announcement, the Wisconsin State Fair has almost half of its Main Stage headliners set for this summer. Here's the lineup as it currently stands:

  • Thursday, Aug. 1 – Gabriel Iglesias
  • Friday, Aug. 2 – TBD
  • Saturday, Aug. 3 – TBD
  • Sunday, Aug. 4 – TBD
  • Monday Aug. 5 – TBD
  • Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Kidz Bop Live
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7 – Lauren Daigle
  • Thursday, Aug. 8 – TBD
  • Friday, Aug. 9 – TBD
  • Saturday, Aug. 10 – Foreigner
  • Sunday, Aug. 11 – The Happy Together Tour

Tickets for Iglesias' State Fair show will go on sale Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Wisconsin State Fair's website. Seating for the show will be reserved and range in price from $45 to $55 and $60. For more information on the show, click here

And for more summer festival updates and announcements, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.