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 at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the fairgrounds just east of Goshen.

The multiplatinum Oklahoma City rockers, famous for “Lips Of An Angel,” are getting ready to release their fifth studio album, “When the Smoke Clears.”

The songs on “When the Smoke Clears” run the gamut from rowdy rock to subtle country influence to memorable pop hooks, all of which retain the distinct spirit of Hinder. That ability to walk the tightrope between genres, without a net, is something Hanson is proud of. “We can cross genres whenever we want,” he said. “We don’t want to be a band that can only do that one thing. We have something for everyone. We’ve always been that way. Having the ability to do our own production, having our own studio, gives us a chance to experiment and try new things.”

Grandstand seating, as always, is free with paid admission and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved track seats will be $35 and go on sale at www.4hfair.org February 14 at 10 a.m. In-person sales at the fair office (17746 C.R. 34, Goshen, Ind.) and phone sales at 574-533-3247 both begin May 1 at 10 a.m.

Dustin Lynch’s concert begins at 8 p.m. Monday, July 24, on the grandstand stage. With three consecutive No. 1 hits, two top-five albums and back-to-back summers, the Tennessee native is on a roll. With the 2016 release of “Seein’ Red,” the first single from his upcoming third studio album, Lynch is aiming high. He knew the song was something special from the moment he first heard it – and also that his career would never be the same. “It’s infectious,” Lynch said. “I didn’t listen to it once, I listened to it five times in a row.”

“I would say it’s a great introduction to what’s to come. There’s gonna be some hot songs on this album,” he continued, “but there will always be a thread in my music that’s ‘90s country, there’s no getting away from it. That’s what I grew up with and love. Even ‘Seein’ Red,’ it’s got a lot of pop guitar lines and tricks on it, but the main thing you hear in the chorus is steel guitar.”

Like the other shows, grandstand seats are free with paid admission, but if you’d like to reserve a track seat for $35, sales begin online at 4hfair.org Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. Like Hinder’s show, in-person and phone sales begin May 1 at 10 a.m.

Because the Loverboy & Survivor concert is an extra-large show, it will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26.

For more than 30 years, Loverboy has been “Working for the Weekend” and ON weekends, delighting audiences around the world since forming in Calgary, Alberta. With their trademark red leather pants, bandanas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, you’ll be “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It.” With more than 30 million albums sold and three top-10 singles, original members frontman Mike Reno, guitarist Paul Dean, drummer Matt Frenette and keyboardist Doug Johnson, with help from Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve, who became the band’s bassist in 2001, have been rocking audiences for decades.

Legendary rock band Survivor is embarking on its next chapter with a new member who has seemingly given new life to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s preeminent bands. With 21-year-old Nashville resident Cameron Barton assuming lead vocalist duties, the group continues to bring its trademark arena rock sound to a loyal and devoted fan base. Survivor released its first album in 1980, and its big break was in 1982, providing “Eye Of The Tiger” on the “Rocky III” soundtrack, earning a Grammy, a People’s Choice Award, an Academy Award and a nomination for a Golden Globe. The group followed up with “Burning Heart,” “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High On You” and “The Search Is Over.”

As with Dustin Lynch and Hinder, grandstand seats are free with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved track seats for this show, at $35, will go on sale online at 4hfair.org at 10 a.m. March 14. Reserved track-seat tickets at the fair office or by phone will go on sale May 1 at 10 a.m.

The starting concert line-up for this year is:

  • Saturday, July 22: Hinder (online tickets Feb. 14)
  • Sunday, July 23: WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER
  • Monday, July 24: Dustin Lynch (online tickets Feb. 28)
  • Tuesday, July 25: WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER
  • Wednesday, July 26: Loverboy & Survivor (online tickets March 14)

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