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What Entertainers Will The 2017 Concert Series Feature? Here Are Three Shows

Rock group Hinder, country artist Dustin Lynch and a double show by Loverboy & Survivor are the first three concerts announced by the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board for the 2017 fair concert series. Hinder, which consists of drummer Cody Hanson, vocalist Marshal Dutton, guitarists Mark King and Joe “Blower” Garvey and bass player Mike Rodden, will take the stage …

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This Trace Adkins Video Shows Off The Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Trace Adkins just released his video for “Lit,” and it was shot entirely during the day he visited the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to perform in July. The video doesn’t just feature Adkins performing July 25 at the Grandstand Stage along with the crowd — who got to hear the song twice, owing to the video filming — it also …

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Here’s The Theme And Logo For The 2017 Fair

The 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair wrapped up its nine-day run less than two months ago, but the fair board is already hard at work planning for next year’s “fun fair.” The fair theme of “4-H … Generations of Farm Fresh Family Fun” and the logo were unveiled this evening (Sept. 14) by 2017 Fair Board President Jill Garris, who …

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Did You Drop Something At The Fair? Here’s The Lost-And-Found Wrapup

Every year when the fair ends, we find a wide variety of items people misplaced during the nine days of the fair. This year is no exception, with everything from dolls to tablets, cell phones to shoes, car keys to a stroller waiting in the fair office to be reclaimed. Click on the photos for large versions so you can …

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Gate Traffic Down This Year Thanks To The Weather

A really hot start to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, followed by periodic rain showers since the weather cooled off, has resulted in a significant drop in attendance. We don’t have an exact comparison since we’ve switched to a new ticketing and gate-attendance tracking system this year which is different from how we’ve tracked numbers in the past. However, …

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It’s The Final Day Of The Fair, And We’ll Go Out With A Bang

It’s day nine and the final day of the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but there’s plenty to do and see today, between food, cars, dancing, rides and fun. Today’s high is predicted to only be about 80, and there’s a chance of afternoon showers. In addition to all the clubs and vendors on Famous Food Row and around the …

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The Fair’s 4-H Auction Again Raises More Than $1.15 Million

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair Auction has been going on all day, and now that it’s wrapped, the preliminary auction total shows that the Elkhart County community again showed amazing support for 4-H youth. With 1,078 lots — down 17 from last year — the community gave 4-H youth a grand total of $1,154,15.28. That total is down from last …

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It’s Rodeo Day, 4-H Auction Day And Green Earth Education Day

This is day eight at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and it’s another big day. Today’s forecast is for a high of only 81 degrees. There’s a 40% chance of some showers this afternoon, but otherwise it looks like it will be a great day. Rides will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. It’s Green Earth Education …

Elizabeth Beer and Tristan Swihart Receive 4-H Awards

Two Elkhart County 4-Hers received big awards Wednesday evening (July 27) on the main stage in front of the grandstands. Tristan Swihart and Elizabeth Beer both received the 46th Annual 4-H Leadership Award, presented by radio station WFRN. In addition to the leadership award, Beer also received the Janice Gawthrop 4-H Scholarship.

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Ryan Holland Receives 2016 Millie Christofeno Award

Ryan Holland is the 2016 recipient of the Millie Christofeno Perseverance Award. He received the award Wednesday night on the main stage at the granstands during the fair. Ryan is 17 years old and the son of Anthony and Laura Holland of Elkhart. Ryan is a 10-year 4-H Member whose projects included foods, food preservation, microwave cooking, Ball canning, wearable …

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What Entertainers Will The 2017 Concert Series Feature? Here Are Three Shows

Rock group Hinder, country artist Dustin Lynch and a double show by Loverboy & Survivor are the first three concerts announced by the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board for the 2017 fair concert series. Hinder, which consists of drummer Cody Hanson, vocalist Marshal Dutton, guitarists Mark King and Joe “Blower” Garvey and bass player Mike Rodden, will take the stage …

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This Trace Adkins Video Shows Off The Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Trace Adkins just released his video for “Lit,” and it was shot entirely during the day he visited the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to perform in July. The video doesn’t just feature Adkins performing July 25 at the Grandstand Stage along with the crowd — who got to hear the song twice, owing to the video filming — it also …

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Here’s The Theme And Logo For The 2017 Fair

The 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair wrapped up its nine-day run less than two months ago, but the fair board is already hard at work planning for next year’s “fun fair.” The fair theme of “4-H … Generations of Farm Fresh Family Fun” and the logo were unveiled this evening (Sept. 14) by 2017 Fair Board President Jill Garris, who …

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Did You Drop Something At The Fair? Here’s The Lost-And-Found Wrapup

Every year when the fair ends, we find a wide variety of items people misplaced during the nine days of the fair. This year is no exception, with everything from dolls to tablets, cell phones to shoes, car keys to a stroller waiting in the fair office to be reclaimed. Click on the photos for large versions so you can …

View Post

Gate Traffic Down This Year Thanks To The Weather

A really hot start to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, followed by periodic rain showers since the weather cooled off, has resulted in a significant drop in attendance. We don’t have an exact comparison since we’ve switched to a new ticketing and gate-attendance tracking system this year which is different from how we’ve tracked numbers in the past. However, …

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It’s The Final Day Of The Fair, And We’ll Go Out With A Bang

It’s day nine and the final day of the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but there’s plenty to do and see today, between food, cars, dancing, rides and fun. Today’s high is predicted to only be about 80, and there’s a chance of afternoon showers. In addition to all the clubs and vendors on Famous Food Row and around the …

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The Fair’s 4-H Auction Again Raises More Than $1.15 Million

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair Auction has been going on all day, and now that it’s wrapped, the preliminary auction total shows that the Elkhart County community again showed amazing support for 4-H youth. With 1,078 lots — down 17 from last year — the community gave 4-H youth a grand total of $1,154,15.28. That total is down from last …

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It’s Rodeo Day, 4-H Auction Day And Green Earth Education Day

This is day eight at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and it’s another big day. Today’s forecast is for a high of only 81 degrees. There’s a 40% chance of some showers this afternoon, but otherwise it looks like it will be a great day. Rides will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. It’s Green Earth Education …

Elizabeth Beer and Tristan Swihart Receive 4-H Awards

Two Elkhart County 4-Hers received big awards Wednesday evening (July 27) on the main stage in front of the grandstands. Tristan Swihart and Elizabeth Beer both received the 46th Annual 4-H Leadership Award, presented by radio station WFRN. In addition to the leadership award, Beer also received the Janice Gawthrop 4-H Scholarship.

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Ryan Holland Receives 2016 Millie Christofeno Award

Ryan Holland is the 2016 recipient of the Millie Christofeno Perseverance Award. He received the award Wednesday night on the main stage at the granstands during the fair. Ryan is 17 years old and the son of Anthony and Laura Holland of Elkhart. Ryan is a 10-year 4-H Member whose projects included foods, food preservation, microwave cooking, Ball canning, wearable …

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What Entertainers Will The 2017 Concert Series Feature? Here Are Three Shows

Rock group Hinder, country artist Dustin Lynch and a double show by Loverboy & Survivor are the first three concerts announced by the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board for the 2017 fair concert series. Hinder, which consists of drummer Cody Hanson, vocalist Marshal Dutton, guitarists Mark King and Joe “Blower” Garvey and bass player Mike Rodden, will take the stage …

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Gate Traffic Down This Year Thanks To The Weather

A really hot start to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, followed by periodic rain showers since the weather cooled off, has resulted in a significant drop in attendance. We don’t have an exact comparison since we’ve switched to a new ticketing and gate-attendance tracking system this year which is different from how we’ve tracked numbers in the past. However, …

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It’s The Final Day Of The Fair, And We’ll Go Out With A Bang

It’s day nine and the final day of the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but there’s plenty to do and see today, between food, cars, dancing, rides and fun. Today’s high is predicted to only be about 80, and there’s a chance of afternoon showers. In addition to all the clubs and vendors on Famous Food Row and around the …

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It’s Rodeo Day, 4-H Auction Day And Green Earth Education Day

This is day eight at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and it’s another big day. Today’s forecast is for a high of only 81 degrees. There’s a 40% chance of some showers this afternoon, but otherwise it looks like it will be a great day. Rides will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. It’s Green Earth Education …

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Today Is A Huge Day — Tractor Pull And Top 4-H Showmanship, Plus Other Fair Fun

It’s the seventh day of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and the fair’s momentum is building. It’s tractor pull day, with the farm stock competition going on this morning and the Lucas Oil PPL Tractor Pull firing up at noon on the track by the grandstands. While the tractor pull is one of the biggest events every year, there’s plenty …

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It’s Kids’ Day At The Fair And The Last Show Of The Concert Series

It’s Kids’ Day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, with a wide variety of events from now through 4 p.m., geared toward children. It’s going to be another fair weather day, sunny and breezy with a high predicted around 87 (and the forecast for the rest of the fair includes even cooler temperatures). It’s also a good day to take …

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Welcome To The Midpoint Of The 2016 Fair

It’s Tuesday, and today marks the middle of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for this year. It’s going to be another fair weather day, and it’s the second Senior Citizens’ Day at the fair, with seniors (62 and older) admitted free until 3 p.m. The National Weather Service predicts a high around 87 degrees, with plenty of sun and a …

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It’s Monday, The Fourth Day Of The 2016 Fair

There are no Monday blues today at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, with the coolest forecast so far during the fair, nearly all the 4-H animals on the grounds, fun rides, great food and this year’s concert by country superstar Trace Adkins. The heat advisories of the first few days of the fair are gone, along with the chance of …

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Today Is Parade Day, Gospel Day And Free Day At The Fair

There’s no charge for admission to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair today, and there’s a wide variety of events on the schedule for today. Mass is celebrated at the Heritage Park Stage at 8 a.m., with a protestant worship service at the same place at 10:30 a.m. Today’s forecast calls for a high of 89, but a heat index in …

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Sunday’s Youth Fun Run Cancelled Due To Forecast Heat

Because of the forecast calling for a heat index in the upper 90s tomorrow (Sunday, July 24), the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board has decided to play it safe and cancel the noon Youth Fun Run which is an annual event on the track. All other events, including the 36th Anniversary Parade 5,000 Road Run and the Fair Parade, remain …

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What Entertainers Will The 2017 Concert Series Feature? Here Are Three Shows

Rock group Hinder, country artist Dustin Lynch and a double show by Loverboy & Survivor are the first three concerts announced by the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board for the 2017 fair concert series. Hinder, which consists of drummer Cody Hanson, vocalist Marshal Dutton, guitarists Mark King and Joe “Blower” Garvey and bass player Mike Rodden, will take the stage …

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This Trace Adkins Video Shows Off The Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Trace Adkins just released his video for “Lit,” and it was shot entirely during the day he visited the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to perform in July. The video doesn’t just feature Adkins performing July 25 at the Grandstand Stage along with the crowd — who got to hear the song twice, owing to the video filming — it also …

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Gate Traffic Down This Year Thanks To The Weather

A really hot start to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, followed by periodic rain showers since the weather cooled off, has resulted in a significant drop in attendance. We don’t have an exact comparison since we’ve switched to a new ticketing and gate-attendance tracking system this year which is different from how we’ve tracked numbers in the past. However, …

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It’s The Final Day Of The Fair, And We’ll Go Out With A Bang

It’s day nine and the final day of the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but there’s plenty to do and see today, between food, cars, dancing, rides and fun. Today’s high is predicted to only be about 80, and there’s a chance of afternoon showers. In addition to all the clubs and vendors on Famous Food Row and around the …

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It’s Rodeo Day, 4-H Auction Day And Green Earth Education Day

This is day eight at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and it’s another big day. Today’s forecast is for a high of only 81 degrees. There’s a 40% chance of some showers this afternoon, but otherwise it looks like it will be a great day. Rides will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. It’s Green Earth Education …

Elizabeth Beer and Tristan Swihart Receive 4-H Awards

Two Elkhart County 4-Hers received big awards Wednesday evening (July 27) on the main stage in front of the grandstands. Tristan Swihart and Elizabeth Beer both received the 46th Annual 4-H Leadership Award, presented by radio station WFRN. In addition to the leadership award, Beer also received the Janice Gawthrop 4-H Scholarship.

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Ryan Holland Receives 2016 Millie Christofeno Award

Ryan Holland is the 2016 recipient of the Millie Christofeno Perseverance Award. He received the award Wednesday night on the main stage at the granstands during the fair. Ryan is 17 years old and the son of Anthony and Laura Holland of Elkhart. Ryan is a 10-year 4-H Member whose projects included foods, food preservation, microwave cooking, Ball canning, wearable …

View Post

Today Is A Huge Day — Tractor Pull And Top 4-H Showmanship, Plus Other Fair Fun

It’s the seventh day of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and the fair’s momentum is building. It’s tractor pull day, with the farm stock competition going on this morning and the Lucas Oil PPL Tractor Pull firing up at noon on the track by the grandstands. While the tractor pull is one of the biggest events every year, there’s plenty …

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It’s Kids’ Day At The Fair And The Last Show Of The Concert Series

It’s Kids’ Day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, with a wide variety of events from now through 4 p.m., geared toward children. It’s going to be another fair weather day, sunny and breezy with a high predicted around 87 (and the forecast for the rest of the fair includes even cooler temperatures). It’s also a good day to take …

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Welcome To The Midpoint Of The 2016 Fair

It’s Tuesday, and today marks the middle of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for this year. It’s going to be another fair weather day, and it’s the second Senior Citizens’ Day at the fair, with seniors (62 and older) admitted free until 3 p.m. The National Weather Service predicts a high around 87 degrees, with plenty of sun and a …

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This Trace Adkins Video Shows Off The Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Trace Adkins just released his video for “Lit,” and it was shot entirely during the day he visited the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to perform in July. The video doesn’t just feature Adkins performing July 25 at the Grandstand Stage along with the crowd — who got to hear the song twice, owing to the video filming — it also …

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Gate Traffic Down This Year Thanks To The Weather

A really hot start to this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, followed by periodic rain showers since the weather cooled off, has resulted in a significant drop in attendance. We don’t have an exact comparison since we’ve switched to a new ticketing and gate-attendance tracking system this year which is different from how we’ve tracked numbers in the past. However, …

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It’s The Final Day Of The Fair, And We’ll Go Out With A Bang

It’s day nine and the final day of the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but there’s plenty to do and see today, between food, cars, dancing, rides and fun. Today’s high is predicted to only be about 80, and there’s a chance of afternoon showers. In addition to all the clubs and vendors on Famous Food Row and around the …

View Post

It’s Rodeo Day, 4-H Auction Day And Green Earth Education Day

This is day eight at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and it’s another big day. Today’s forecast is for a high of only 81 degrees. There’s a 40% chance of some showers this afternoon, but otherwise it looks like it will be a great day. Rides will be open from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. It’s Green Earth Education …

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Today Is A Huge Day — Tractor Pull And Top 4-H Showmanship, Plus Other Fair Fun

It’s the seventh day of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and the fair’s momentum is building. It’s tractor pull day, with the farm stock competition going on this morning and the Lucas Oil PPL Tractor Pull firing up at noon on the track by the grandstands. While the tractor pull is one of the biggest events every year, there’s plenty …

View Post

It’s Kids’ Day At The Fair And The Last Show Of The Concert Series

It’s Kids’ Day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, with a wide variety of events from now through 4 p.m., geared toward children. It’s going to be another fair weather day, sunny and breezy with a high predicted around 87 (and the forecast for the rest of the fair includes even cooler temperatures). It’s also a good day to take …

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Welcome To The Midpoint Of The 2016 Fair

It’s Tuesday, and today marks the middle of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for this year. It’s going to be another fair weather day, and it’s the second Senior Citizens’ Day at the fair, with seniors (62 and older) admitted free until 3 p.m. The National Weather Service predicts a high around 87 degrees, with plenty of sun and a …

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It’s Monday, The Fourth Day Of The 2016 Fair

There are no Monday blues today at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, with the coolest forecast so far during the fair, nearly all the 4-H animals on the grounds, fun rides, great food and this year’s concert by country superstar Trace Adkins. The heat advisories of the first few days of the fair are gone, along with the chance of …

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It’s Day Two Of The Fair, With A Cool Concert On A Hot Day

It’s the first Saturday of this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and tonight opens the concert series with an 8 p.m. performance by album-oriented rock and power ballad legends Foreigner. There are still a few reserved seats available for sale on the track for $35, and as always grandstand seating is free on a first-come, first-served basis. There will continue …

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Chicken, Bacon Goodies and Other Tasty Treats Coming — Plus Caffeinated Water and an Indiana Birthday Delight

Every year guests at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair get to enjoy an amazing variety of delicious foods from 4-H clubs, community service clubs and some of the best vendors around. We also introduce new foods each year, and this year is no different, though perhaps the list of new items this year is bigger. This year, the 4-H Poultry …

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When Is Road Construction A Good Thing? Right Now!

Road construction usually makes people groan, but the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has started a road project that should bring a smile to many people’s faces. Here’s why: It’s not causing any traffic problems. During the fair, it’s going to solve major traffic problems. Construction has started on our new road which runs from the fair parking lots to C.R. …

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Did You See This Summer’s Performers On CMT?

The CMT Music Awards happened this week, and if you saw it, you saw three of the performers who are coming to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair this summer for our concert series. If you missed it, you have several chances to see a repeat on CMT this weekend. The awards show is scheduled to air tonight (June 6) at …

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Former Fair Queen Competing For Miss USA — You Can Help

Local residents with Twitter accounts can help an Elkhart woman become Miss USA, the Elkhart Truth reported. Mekayla Diehl was the 2007 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen, and she earned the crown to become Miss Indiana USA 2014 in November. She will soon compete in this year’s Miss USA pageant. The pageant airs live on NBC at 8 p.m. Sunday, …

First Friday Bike Ride Will Help The Fair Feed The Hungry

Goshen’s First Fridays downtown block parties always draw crowds, and June’s event will provide the perfect opportunity for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to kick off its 2014 Food Drive with an eye toward setting a world record by helping provide food to hungry people in the Elkhart County area. The first effort of this year’s fair food drive will …

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Reserved Concert Seats Go On Sale Saturday

Reserved track seats for four of the hot performances in this summer’s concert series at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair go on sale Saturday morning, May 31. Reserved seats for all four shows will be $30, and are available at 8 a.m. at the door of the fair office at 17746-D C.R. 34, Goshen, IN,  or at 9 a.m. online …

3 Doors Down Announces Summer Dates, Including The Fair

3 Doors Down has announced Summer plans that feature additional “3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement” dates fueled by public demand alongside select plugged in electric dates at festivals in select markets. Fans have embraced and celebrated the band’s acoustic touring since they first began staging these performances in January featuring deep cuts and hits from their …

Justin Moore Will Play July 23 With Guest Joey Hyde

Justin Moore’s always had a thing about doing it his way. Call it stubborn redneck mettle, a well-developed case of “who I am” or just the fierce commitment to blaze a trail inherent to people from his home of Poyen, Arkansas. It doesn’t matter why, just that the blazing sense of off the beaten path drives his album of the …

Danielle Bradbery Will Bring Guests The Swon Brothers July 22

Seventeen-year-old Danielle Bradbery charmed her way into the national spotlight with a mix of Country hits from several decades during Season 4 of The Voice. The reigning star of the NBC hit show has become the youngest winner ever and her coach, Blake Shelton, called her, “the most important artist to ever walk across The Voice stage.” The Texas native …

Good News: Track Seats For Francesca Battistelli Will Be Free

All seats for Francesca Battistelli’s July 20 performance at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair will be free — including track seats. According to Rich Utley, president-elect of the fair board, “The decision to go with free track seating was made to enhance the ‘free’ experience for our Sunday guests. “Families are a large part of Sunday attendance. This change for …

Tyler Farr Will Perform Monday, July 21 With Guests Parmalee

“I wanted to make an album you could take anywhere,” says Tyler Farr of his Columbia Nashville debut, “and I can take this one to a barn party on a back road and have everybody rock out, and at the same time kids can enjoy it and dance to it.” As someone who believes that sharing music is not about …

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