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BUDWEISER STAGE

Announcing our 2016 Fair Headlining Entertainment. Free with admission
Gin Blossoms
  • Wednesday, September 14 at 8:00 pm
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    Gin Blossoms

    Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars. They qualified to perform at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year college music journal dubbed them “The best Unsigned Band In America” and added an invitation to perform on MTV’s New Music Awards in New York City. Their Breakout record New Miserable Experience was where their rise to fame began. This album kept the band on the chart for almost 3 years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The crossover hits on New Miserable Experience played on 4 radio formats and to date has sold over 5 million records.

    Those hits were followed up by “Til I Hear It From You” which rocketed to #1 and moved the Empire Records smash soundtrack to platinum status. Billboard described it as “the closest thing to a perfect pop song to hit radio in recent memory.” Their next gem “Follow You Down” spent ten weeks in the top 10.

    Having dominated radio and MTV playlists for most of the 90s, the bands fusion of Pop, melodic rock, Folk and Country elements took the airwaves by siege, making the band an MTV playlist hostage for almost a decade and the group a natural 90’s mainstay. From their breakout album through today, Robin, Jesse, Bill and Scotty have sold over 10 million records and are one of the most in demand artists performing on the road who began at the end of the grunge era. Don’t miss this rockin’ the house down performance!

WAR
  • Thursday, September 15 at 8:00 pm
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    WAR

    WAR is known for its combination of funk, rock, Latin, reggae and jazz with a library of hits that includes “Low Rider,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” and “The Cisco Kid.”

    War is the quintessential LA street band who burst onto the charts with the classic worldwide hit “Spill the Wine”. The rest is history.

    The band has sold over 50 million records in its long history and continues to sell out venues across the nation.

    WAR has achieved 31 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum RIAA sales honors, 11 Top 10 pop hits, and 15 Top 10 R&B hits, including "Low Rider," "Spill the Wine," "Why Can't We Be Friends," "The Cisco Kid." "The World is Ghetto," "Gypsy Man," and "Summer."

    Over the years, WAR's songs have been sampled by a broad range of artists, including the Beastie Boys, George Clinton, The Geto Boys, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Janet Jackson, Methond Man, Redman, Smash Mouth, Tupac Shakur, Barry White, ZZ Top, Portishead, Korn, and many more.

    Songs from the group's legendary catalog have been featured on the soundtracks for several hit movies, including Lethal Weapon, Boogie Nihgts, and Gone in 60 Seconds, popular TV shows "Beverly Hills 90210," "My Name is Earl," and "The Simpsons," and best-selling video games "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Skate 2."

Colt Ford Bound
  • Friday, September 16, at 8:00 pm
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    Colt Ford Bound

    Colt Ford is just an unassuming good old country boy from Georgia, a one-time pro golfer turned songwriter and musician who has struck a chord with his growning fan base. On Thanks for Listening, his fifth album on his own perfectly named Average Joes Entertainment label, he returns the favor, offering his audience a humble token of his appreciation

    With his groundbreaking blend of country music and hip-hop rhythms, Ford is a cultural force who is ready to go from cult status to a household name, from the mud trucker events where he started to.

    Arena stages, where he shared the bill with Toby Keith on his “Shut Up and Hold On” summer tour of 2014, where thousands of red solo cups were raised in celebration.



En Vogue
  • Saturday, September 17, at 8:00 pm
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    En Vogue

    En Vogue has never been afraid to break the mold and step 'outside' the norm. From "Free Your Mind" to "Whatta Man" they have been trendsetters in music and style! Today, affectionately known as the "original funky divas', they are redefining the idea of beauty and what it means beyond the tradtional sense with their distinctively fusion of music and style.

    Recognized as one of the top 5 highest selling American female music groups in history En Vogue has sold over 20 million albums and effortlessly transitioned into the digital age, amassing over 30 milliong streams and over 26 million YouTube views on their top 6 hits singles alone: the R&B and pop smashes Hold On, Free Your Mind, Never Gonna Get it, Giving Him Something He Can Feel, Don't Let Go, and Whatta Man feat. Salt N Pepa).

The Boxmasters with Billy Bob Thornton
  • Sunday, September 18, at 8:00 pm
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    The Boxmasters with Billy Bob Thornton

    Teddy Andreadis, J.D. Andres, Brad Davis and Billy Bob "Bud" Thornton make up "The Boxmaster"; an American roots-rock banc of seasoned musicians whose sounds is rich in rhythm and story

    Form in 2007, the band released the self-title debut record "The Boxmasters" to critical acclaim. This two-CD set was comprised of original songs - including the American Radio hit "The Poor House" - and eclectic covers of tunes by the Beatles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mott The Hopple and Mel Tillis.

    After touring the country in 2008, The Boxmasters released a Christmas album - "Christmas Cheer" - and by April of 2009 had released their third album - "Modbilly" (a term that they coinded as their style of music which was influenced by 60's British mod music and influences from Southern American music, both pop and country) - which was yet another double album that spun to the top of the Americana charts for two weeks. "Modbilly" later was ranked #14 on the 2009 Americana Music Association's Top 100 Albums of The Year.