Over the years many a star and show has graced the stage at the historic Kewaunee County Fair, but none bigger than Country Great “Collin Raye”. His down to earth style, simple presentation, talent and gift for lyrics all intertwine to bring one of the best shows in the business. With one of the great voices of our time, Collin Raye has produced 15 #1 hits, 24 top tens, and has been nominated 5 times as the Country Music Association’s “Top Male Vocalist of the Year” His hits include “My Kind of Girl”, “That’s My Story”, “Little Red Rodeo”, “I Can Still Feel You”, “One Boy, One Girl”, “Little Rock” among a huge catalogue of others. Collin Raye’s concert will be Friday, July 20th on the Free Van’s Midway Stage in the heart of the newly designed Kewaunee County Fairgrounds. “Once again we’re able to bring one of the best shows in the business to headline the Fair”, states Fair Secretary Alan Hoppe, with a nominal gate admission all the music and rides are free making this a great value and a neat Fair”. The Fair runs in Luxemburg from July 19-22. For complete schedule and information go to kewauneectyfair.com.
The Van;s Lumber Midway Stage will be a busy place during this year’s Kewaunee County Fair, July 19-22 in Luxemburg. The non-Stop musical line up is free with your paid gate admission to the Fair. “We try to pick the area’s best bands and try to include something for everyone” states Fair Secretary Alan Hoppe. The action starts Thursday night with Green Bay favorite “Charisma” and then headlining the night will be one of Wisconsin’s favorite rock and roll band “Road Trip” The bands song list includes covers of some of today’s music with a healthy dose of the classics and oldies. They have top notch production so they always sound great making Road Trip a very busy band especially for the Wisconsin’s fair and festival tour. Their tour includes a 3 night run at the popular “Rock Fest” in Oshkosh just prior to the Kewaunee County Fair. Talent includes Lead singer and original member Rich Plath with his “anything goes” stage presence along with Amy Jo Doty, Wisconsin’s 2010 WAMI award winner for “best female vocalist”.
Friday will start out with an afternoon show by polka perennial “Jerry Voelker and his Jolly Gents” His old time and ethnic music is always a crowd pleaser. Jerry is also well known for his polka radio show on Sunday Mornings on WTAQ in Green Bay and his dozens of European Tours he’s guided including the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Friday evening includes “The Rod Scheuer Band”. Rod’s 30 plus year run has had his band play in practically every venue in the state. His experience, musicianship and stage presents always gets the crowd moving. Rod plays a business role in the Fair organization as well as he is one of the talent coordinators for the fair and will begin searching for bands after this fair’s end for the 2013 event. Heading Friday will be country hitmaker Collin Raye. Collin Ray’s super star resume includes 15- #1 hits with an additional 24 songs that charted in the top 10. He was nominated 5 times for county’s “Top Male Vocalist”. He is considered to have one of the great voices of our time.
Saturday will start out with the 8th Annual Star Search competition hosted by the always spot on MC Bobby Rivers. Bobby has taken this contest from it’s infancy to a great county-wide competition and most entertaining show. Everyone’s always amazed at the great talent this area has. Saturday evening has a special double headliner with the night starting out with Chicago’s “Blue Moon Swamp” a tribute to CCR and John Fogerty and finishing out with Wisconsin’s #1 party Band “Oil Can Harry”. “Blue Moon Swamp” has played coast to coast reproducing the concert experience of American treasure, John Fogerty. It’s a lifetime of unforgettable hits in a single night’s performance. Blue Moon Swamp treats audiences to a powerful, authentic, musical journey of some of the best rock and roll ever recorded. The band is led by the amazing vocals of Dan McGuinness. Immediately following will be the popular show band, “Oil Can Harry”. They have been one of the busiest cover bands in the last decade; they have been a staple of the states music scene since 1997. They play a wide variety of rock and roll of all era’s and styles. They were awarded Wisconsin’s “Cover Band of the Year” in 2010 by WAMI and “Best Rock Band” by Shepard Express Best of Milwaukee’s Readers Poll, 2008.
Sunday afternoon’s show has Milwaukee’s “Surf Boys” on stage with all the oldies rock and Beach Boy’s favorites. The Band is headed by the talented Nick Dattilo and will feature tributes to many of the great rock icons of our time including, in addition to the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. The show has a beach party feel to it and should be an appropriate close to the Kewaunee County Fair. Nick also has one of the finest kid’s shows in the business and will be on the family stage in the new exhibition building doing this show all four days of the fair. The show is entitled simply “Nick’s Kids Show” and is sure to please audiences of all ages.
The Kewaunee County Fair runs In Luxemburg July 19-22. For more information go to Kewauneectyfair.com.
Three exciting Nights of motorsports will thrill audiences at this Year’s Kewaunee County Fair in Luxemburg on July 19-22. Friday will feature the Tractor Pull that includes 10 classes of local pullers competing for bragging rights at one of the area’s biggest gathering of local pullers. In addition to the local pullers a large number of pro pullers are excepted in several “Smoker” Classes. Called “Smokers” because of the large plum of Smoke that they belch out during their run, they display a huge power surge you can feel as they thunder down the track. Over 100 tractors are expected at the event. Saturday will include the popular Demolition Derby. Street cars, modified slightly for safety, duke it out strategically smashing each other until all are eliminated with only one standing. Several divisions of cars run including full size, mid size and compacts. New this year will be a Lawn Tractor Demo Division. You read this right, Lawn Tractors jostling with each other until only one remains. This is a relatively new division where stock lawn tractors make some safety modifications and go at it. The Demolition Derby is open to any participant. Rules can be obtained at ActionAutopromotions.net.
Closing the Fair on Sunday, the Luxemburg Speedway will host the state's best and fastest late model stock cars on the Wisconsin’s premiere 1/3 mile clay oval. The event will also feature IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks. It’s the first time racing will return to the fair in many years and the return promises to offer fast and close action. The Kewaunee County Fair in Luxemburg on July 19-22. For more info go to Kewauneectyfair.com.
Alan M. Hoppe, Secretary
Kewaunee County Fair