“It’s a Great Day To Be Alive” – and a great year for folks in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan as country music megastar, Travis Tritt, plans to take the Grandstand Stage at the 160th Annual Fulton County on Monday, Sept. 4.
For more than 25 years, Travis Tritt has stayed true to his country roots and continues to sell out shows to loyal fans and new admirers. Travis Tritt is among the distinguished “Class of ‘89,” which included country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s.
Among his 11 studio albums and numerous charted singles are 19 Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.” His 25-year career has produced millions in album sales and multiple No. 1 singles on the country radio charts. Travis Tritt takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Opening for Travis Tritt at 7 p.m. is Caroline Kole, CMT’s “Listen-Up” artist, who is currently touring with Reba McIntyre. All seats to see Travis Tritt are reserved and available for purchase at www.fultoncountyfair.com or by calling 419-335-SHOW (7469).
Headlining Sunday night’s grandstand entertainment is a double feature with Loverboy and Survivor.
Loverboy has been “Working for the Weekend” since hitting the radio airwaves in the 80s. For more than 30 years now, Loverboy has been bringing the classic rock sound and high-energy shows to fans around the globe. With more than 10 million albums sold, Loverboy continues to electrify crowds with their popular hits: “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Turn Me Loose,” “Queen of Broken Hearts,” and “Working for the Weekend.”
If you’ve ever gotten pumped up to the tune of “Eye of the Tiger,” then you know Survivor! Their big break came in 1982 when Sylvester Stallone asked them to provide the theme song for Rocky III. The soundtrack earned Survivor a Grammy, a People’s Choice Award, an Academy Award and nomination for a Golden Globe. They perform at 7:30p.m. at the Grandstand Stage.
Reserve tickets for Loverboy and Survivor at www.fultoncountyfair.com or by calling 419-335-SHOW (7469). Prices do not include regular adult gate admission of $5; children 15 and under receive free gate admission by an adult. Parking is free.
Fan-favorite, The Van-Dells, hit the stage on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Dubbed “The Three Stooges set to music,” this high-energy group performs the best of 50s and 60s music.
This free concert has become a local tradition and is loved by audiences year after year. The Van-Dells are described as “The Nation’s #1 Rock & Roll Review” and have been entertaining crowds of all ages for nearly four decades with their unique blend of comedy, costume changes, choreography and tight harmonies.
Adding to the 50s sound is Blend, an a capella doo-wop group that takes the South Stage on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. They make very clear in their frivolous act that they love what they do, always adding a twist of fun to every performance.
Fulton County Fair’s Christian Music Building will host pop rock band OBB in concert on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. These three young brothers from Atlanta have been sharpening their musical abilities together for as long as they can remember. In 2009, after placing third on the CBS Early Show’s “Singing Family Face-Off,” OBB signed with Curb Records in 2012.
All Grandstand seats to the Survivor and Loverboy concert and the concert featuring Travis Tritt and Caroline Kole are reserved. Tickets are also available in person at the Fair Ticket Office which has select hours. Check the Fair’s website, www.FultonCountyFair.com, for Ticket Office hours.
Regular gate admission to the Fulton County Fair is $5 per person and includes free parking. Children 15 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.