July 8, 2016

Colt Ford Bound for Tulare County Fair


TULARE – Rising country star Colt Ford will perform on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Tulare County Fair.

Ford’s sound combines country with hip-hop rhythms. His “Thanks for Listening” release hit number one on the charts and includes “Workin’ On,” the video for which illustrates the impacts of post-traumatic stress disorder and supports Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation.

Ford compares his sound to the spoken-word songs of country greats such as Tex Williams, Roger Miller and Johnny Cash. His blend of country and hip-hop brings diverse cultures together, he says, joined by the story telling.

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. on the Budweiser Stage and are free with gate admission. Opening night features Gin Blossoms, followed by WAR on Thursday, Sept. 15.

The Tulare County Fair runs Sept. 14-18. Fair admission is $8 for adults; $5 for children ages 6-12.

The fair will offer live local entertainers; new food booths; a two-night monster truck spectacular; a huge carnival with new rides; a carnival area just for young children, and more. Carnival wristbands are available for $20 in advance of the fair or $30 after Sept. 14.

Visit for ongoing updates to the schedule of events or call the fairgrounds office at 686-4707.