Located to the east of the grandstand, fairgoers can experience top regional bands performing every night. The Beer Gardens is a great place to take in good music and good company. Open 11 am - 2 am daily during the fair. Beer Garden entertainment begins immediately following grandstand entertainment.
Avenger Joe is a three-piece variety band created by Trent Johnson, Jason Haven, and John Pettigrew. All three members have spent many years traveling and performing throughout the Midwest at a variety of venues from bars and clubs to street dances and main stage events. Individually, the members of Avenger Joe have been parts of groups that have opened for headlining acts of many genres including Hairball, The Guess Who, Skid Row, LA Guns, Blackhawk, Joan Jett, Sawyer Brown, Rascall Flats, Joe Nichols, Lee Ann Womack, Gwen Sebastian, Love n Theft and more. Avenger Joe's goal is to bring a quality show. The band not only takes pride in their work but they also love what they do. With a set list that contains a mix of classic congs and current hits, a fun show, years of experience and a professional attitude, it's a good bet that you'll enjoy Avenger Joe!
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Wednesday, Aug 3010:00 pm
The Dweebs expereince is sweeping the nation!! People from all over are expressing their inner 'Dweeb" like never before. From grandparents to grandkids, teenagers to adults, no one is left out when The Dweebs come to town. Expect The Dweebs to deliver something for every musical taste, every age, and every type of fan! Come enjoy the performances of a talented family having fun making music. This Wisconsin based band features four family members: Michael "Papa Dweeb" Blue, his daughter Claire Blue, and his two sons Michael Blue Jr. and Benjamin Blue.
Appearing at premiere events across the nation, The Dweebs' live concert offers the entertainment expereince of a lifetime. Enjoy classic hits of the legendary Johnny Cash and The Beatles to the modern hits of Fun, Pink, and Katy Perry. The Dweebs provide a fun memorable performance full of stage antics, crowd participation, flying toilet paper and more! The Dweebs' show is entertaining to the max. See for yourself why The Dweebs truly are America's Favorite Party Band.
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Thursday, Aug 3110:00 pm
Dustin Evans & the Good Times Band
Cowboys, Bikers, Good 'Ol Country folks...the party never stops with Dustin Evans & the Good Times Band. As a Nashville recording artist, Dustin Evans has recorded 4 studio albums including 'Good Ol Days To Come' which features great songs like "Here", "Home Away From Lonely", "Good Ol Days To Come", "Mama Was A Train" and many more! The Good Times Band is a very talented group of musicians including Ned LeDoux on drums. Ned is the son of the great cowboy legend Chris LeDoux and youred extensively with he dad's band Western Underground. Gary Snow is one of the most talented guitarists in the area. Tim Deats adds great musicianship on the keyboards, harmonica, and tequila bottle...what?...WAHOOOOO!
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Friday, Sep 110:00 pm
Bean Bag Competition
$10 per 2 person team; 100% payback!
Registration will begin at 11am each day, with playing beginning at 12pm.
Saturday, Sep 212:00 pm
Sunday, Sep 312:00 pm
Hoos is an American Rock Band based in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Breathe In was released just over a year ago and charted number 23 on the iTunes new rock charts. Since then the band has spent the past year finishing the full length album, Music In The Dark, that is set to be released June 2, 2017.
The constantly touring band resorted to their own creativity when it came to writing and recording while on he road. From recording drums tracks in an abandoned grain elevator to constructing a vocal booth out of hotel room mattresses, there was no idea too unconventional to halt this project. The album boasts an acoustic driven American Rock sound with an electric mix of influences, echoing their ties to their midwest homes. With rough-hewn vocals, intricate guitar qork and the heartfelt songwriting, the album is a representation of the life of these young road dogs lead: Tyler Bills (vocals), Devin Bills (keyboard, guitar, mandolin), Andy Young (guitar), Shane Funk (drums), and Chris Hornick (bass).
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Saturday, Sep 210:00 pm
Dirty Word is a talented group of accomplished performers that have been giving jaw dropping performances since 1998. Front man John Scalia and drummer Dale Hied have been the foundation of the group since its inception and have formed a chemistry on stage of musicianship and showmanship that has become unrivaled in the country. Recently they have expanded their territory taking the Dirty Word experience nationally to Texas, Colorado, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Kansas as well as a number of stops in Scalia's home state of Louisiana. Entertaining the troops overseas has also become a regular event making stops in Qatar, Kuwait, Frankfort, and Amsterdam. The band has become the "must have act" at clubs, fairs and festivals across the Midwest and is bringing the first new original single "How Long" from their up and coming album with them. "How Long" is available now on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other popular online retailers.