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THE BEST OF - The Eagles & Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The Fair kicks off on Wednesday, July 12, with a tribute band highlighting the best songs from the Eagles and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

This concert takes the stage at 7:30 PM July 12th.



On Thursday, July 13, GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner Ashley McBryde will perform. The Grand Ole Opry member’s 2018 major label debut Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Music Nashville) charmed The New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, The Washington Post and more, all en route to landing a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. McBryde closed out 2019 with ACM New Female Artist, CMT Breakout Artist, a New Artist of the Year win at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards and two nominations for the 2020 GRAMMYs for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” The album Never Will earned McBryde a 2021 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, making Never Will the only album nominated for Country Album of the Year by the ACMs, CMAs and the Recording Academy in the same award season. Her GRAMMY-winning duet with Carly Pearce, “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” went all the way to No. 1 and earned McBryde and Pearce the ACM and CMA award for Musical Event of the Year. McBryde was also honored with the 2022 CMA International Artist Achievement Award for the most significant creative growth, development and promotion of the country music industry outside of the United States.



Cynthia Renee is a Sacramento area singer-songwriter who recently signed a two year label deal with SSM Nashville Records in Nashville,Tennessee. In addition to an album release and promotion, Renee’s label agreement includes production, release and promotion of a music video and two radio releases to country radio in the United States as well as one radio release in the United Kindom.

Renee is known for hundreds of regional appearances playing a selection of modern country songs including Working on a Hangover,” which is one of Renee’s original songs written and produced during one of her trips to Nashville in 2022.

Since being released, “Working on a Hangover,” has climbed to the top ranks of several music charts in recent months. Among its many rankings thus far, the catchy number promoted by Evolution Records has claimed the number one spot on the New Music Weekly Indie charts as well as climbing into the top 25 of the New Music Weekly Country Main Charts, sitting in the company of today’s top country artists including Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson and more.

Renee has been featured on Good Day Sacramento, and in Sacramento regional “Entertainer” magazine, as well as being featured on the syndicated KFBK radio show, “The Pat Walsh Show.” Renee is slated to perform at several area casinos, fairs and festivals this year including a special singer-songwriter spotlight which will feature Renee at the prestigious three stages at The Harris Center on May 19, 2023.

This concert takes the stage starting at 6:20 PM July 14th.




Country Superstar Uncle Kracker will take the stage on Friday, July 14. Uncle Kracker is a multi-platinum artist, with #1 hits such as “Follow Me,” “Smile,” and Kenny Chesney duet “When The Sun Goes Down.” His Dobie Gray cover of “Drift Away” set a Billboard record for most weeks at #1 on any chart, a staggering 28 weeks. You saw this Detroit Native and Kid Rock band alumni fully embrace his country-side with his 2012 critically acclaimed album Midnight Special.

This concert takes the stage starting at 7:30 PM July 14th.



Telephone Friends is Matthew Wright, Tyson Motsenbocker, Aaron Redfield, John Van Deusen, and Patrick Dodd – touring and studio veterans who came together to record their debut and self-titled album during Covid lockdown at San Diego's Singing Serpent Studios, live off the floor to two-inch tape. Telephone Friends is a raucous, tumbling collection of songs that exude joy and possibility under the weight of a new and enormous uncertainty – songs that represent something bigger than the sum of its parts. Telephone Friends were born on the road and then back home again, saturated in the weight of those things and the possibility that the future can be better than the past.

This concert takes the stage starting at 6:20 PM on July 15th.

Telephone Friends Website



SWITCHFOOT will close out the lineup on Saturday, July 15. SWITCHFOOT has sold almost 10 million copies worldwide of their twelve studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009's Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles, and performed sold-out tours with over 5 million concert tickets sold in over 40 countries around the world. Through their unique blend of emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock, SWITCHFOOT has earned a devoted and loyal global fan base. SWITCHFOOT has raised over $2 million dollars to aid kids in their community through their BRO-AM Foundation. SWITCHFOOT consists of Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keys, guitar) and Chad Butler (drums).

This concert takes the stage starting at 7:30 PM July 14th.

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