Columbia, SC (WLTX) - R&B singer Keith Sweat has been added to the lineup for the 2017 South Carolina State Fair.

Sweat will entertain people on October 13.

“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 first came to national fame in the late 1980s and was one of the pioneers of the "New Jack" sound. In 1997, he was named Favorite Male R&B/Soul Artist by the American Music Awards.

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

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.