R&B singer Keith Sweat will entertain visitors at the 2017 South Carolina State Fair Oct. 13.
The quadruple platinum artist who produced five straight No. 1 albums, is among six musical acts slated to perform in the Pepsi Grandstand during the fair’s 12-day run in Columbia.
“We are excited about the added depth Keith Sweat brings to our popular Pepsi Grandstand shows, and we are pleased to have him entertain our fair guests this year,” said State Fair manager, Gary Goodman.
Sweat is a Harlem, N.Y born songwriter, record producer, vocalist, actor and radio personality whose career spans 24 years of record breaking and trail blazing contributions to the Pop and R&B genres.
After being named Favorite Male R&B/Soul Artist by the American Music Awards in 1997, Sweat celebrated his musical longevity with his 1998 aptly titled album, Still in the Game. His 2008 album, Just Me, made waves on the radio and in sales and further endorsed those claims.
Sweat released his 10th studio album, Ridin Solo, in 2010. He has appeared on both the Martin show and the Wayans Brothers show, among others, and has starred in a handful of independent movies.
Keith Sweat tickets are $15 and include fair admission. They will go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 and can be purchased at www.scstatefair.org.
This year’s fair also will feature Chris Young Oct. 16, ZZ TOP Oct. 18 and TobyMac Oct. 20. The fair will announce the remaining musical acts in the coming weeks.
The S.C. State Fair is located at Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard across from Williams-Brice Stadium. This year’s 148th anniversary State Fair will run Oct. 11-22.