Keillor, Keith, Nugent headline Champlain Valley Fair Concert Series

first_imgSummer’s big concerts coming to the Champlain Valley FairSomething for everyone from Jonas Brothers and Toby Keith to Daughtry, Danity Kane, Ted Nugent and Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.ESSEX JUNCTION — The Champlain Valley Fair will offer some of the biggest entertainers of the summer as part of the Bud Light Music Series in the Coca-Cola Grandstand at Champlain Valley Exposition.”This is one of our most diverse line-ups in years, featuring some of the hottest talent touring this summer anywhere in the U.S.” said Stephen Mease, communications director for the Exposition.It begins on Saturday, Aug. 23 with “A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor,” the popular public radio show, which features a mix of radio comedy sketches, live music and Keillor’s signature monologue The News from Lake Wobegon. The show, presented by Vermont Public Radio and sponsored by Solmate Socks, will be recorded live in performance for national broadcast on Sept. 6.Then comes Daughtry on Sunday, Aug. 24 – one of the hottest bands to break onto the rock scene in the past 20 years. Led by frontman and band namesake Chris Daughtry, the group makes its Vermont debut featuring such smash hits as It’s Not Over, Feels Like Tonight, Home and Over You. The concert is sponsored by 95 Triple X.On Monday, Aug. 25, Danity Kane – the sexy R&B, hip-hop and pop girl group from MTV’s reality series “Making the Band 3” comes to the Champlain Valley Fair Coca-Cola Grandstand at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by 95 Triple X.Danity Kane was signed to Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records and its self-titled debut studio album was released in 2006. The quintet is comprised of singers and songwriters Shannon Bex, Aundrea Fimbres, Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard and Wanita “D. Woods” Woodgette.The group’s first album sold more than a million copies while spawning two singles with top 10 hit “Show Stopper” and the ballad “Ride for You.” Danity Kane’s second studio album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, was released this past March following the release of the Billboard top 10 hit single “Damaged.”On Friday, Aug. 29, the Grandstand will be rocking with the incomparable guitar genius and intensity of guitarist Ted Nugent and his band. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarist’s prodigious talents and over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned Nugent the moniker of “Motor City Madman,” along with international acclaim. The show is at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by 106.7 WIZN.Recognized as the world’s leading guitar showman, Nugent’s no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes’ “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” & “Cat Scratch Fever,” Damn Yankees chartbusters like “High Enough,” cult classic “Fred Bear,” and now “Love Grenade,” Nugent’s rapid-fire sonic assaults continue to sell out venues around the globe.The Fair’s big country show is Saturday, Aug. 30 with Toby Keith’s Big Dog Daddy Tour with special guest Flynnville Train, presented by 98.9 WOKO. Known for rough-and-rowdy singles like High Maintenance Woman and Get Drunk and Be Somebody, Toby Keith’s recent #1 single, Love Me If You Can, is a reminder that he is one of the best in the business.And finally, pop rock music sensation, The Jonas Brothers, will finish their 40-city summer tour with a concert in the Champlain Valley Fair’s Coca-Cola Grandstand on Sunday, Aug. 31. The show is sponsored by 95 Triple X.Taking their music and touring to the next level for their ever-growing fan base, the Jonas Brothers promise to bring their most exciting production yet to the stage this summer.The Burning Up Tour kicks off in Toronto at the Molson Amphitheatre on July 4 and will see the band once again performing across America, headlining amphitheaters and fairs for the very first time. The tour is produced by Live Nation.Tickets for all six shows are available through the FlynnTix Regional Box Office in downtown Burlington and Copy Ship Fax Plus in Essex Junction. All ticket prices are plus applicable service charges. Online tickets are available at www.flynntix.org(link is external) or by phone at (802) 863-5966. Advance concert tickets include admission to the Fair the day of the concert.The 87th Champlain Valley Fair, presented by Progressive, is “Summer’s Last Blast” of fun, on Aug. 23-Sept. 1. The 10-day annual Fair features blue-ribbon agricultural competitions, free entertainment, motor sports, midway rides, carnival, a daily circus, concerts, shopping and food. It has been named a Top 100 Event in America by the American Bus Association for the second year in a row.For a schedule of ongoing events at the Exposition or to sign up for a free, online newsletter with updates on future concerts and events please visit www.cvexpo.org(link is external).last_img

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