Daily Entertainment is FREE with the Cost of Admission.
Sound System by Lightning Audio Products, sponsored by Blaise Alexander Ford and Garbrick Amusements; Hotel Accomodations: The Mifflinburg Hotel and Scarlett D Tavern; Catering by Ard’s Farm.
Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 3:00 PM
Union County West End Fair Pageants
The pageant order will be:
- Tiny Tassel (ages 5-7)
- Little Miss (ages 8-11)
- Fair Princess (ages 12-15)
- Union County West End Fair Queen Pageant
Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Vesper Service with Nancy Joyner & Early Station
Speaker: Pastor Eric Reamer, Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren
Sponsor: Runkle Agency LLC
GOSPEL — Nancy Joyner and the band Early Station hail from Aulander, North Carolina. Established in 2001, band members include Nancy Joyner (guitar and lead vocalist), Bob Joyner (banjo), Mitch Knox (mandolin and harmony) and Jack Willis (bass). The band tours throughout eastern North Carolina and southeast Virginia, performing for festivals, fairs, nonprofits, family reunions and churches.
In addition to touring, the Joyners host the Red Barn Bluegrass Festival twice a year at the family farm. Family and volunteers work together to provide a family centered day with home cooked foods and bluegrass entertainment. This year’s festivals are scheduled for May 7 and October 1. The Red Barn Bluegrass Festival is a nonprofit organization. Admission is $10.00, which is used to pay the bands.
Monday, August 7, 2017 – 7:00 PM
COUNTRY — Luke Combs, 26, has built an already enviable following and is succeeding far beyond expectations. His social engagement numbers are in the hundreds of thousands and streaming spins are in the millions. He is only now releasing his first single, “Hurricane,” to Country Radio. Combs will soon be taking his unique sound to a wider audience, having signed with River House Artists/Columbia. The Asheville, North Carolina, native will release his debut album, This One’s For You, later this year.
This One’s For You showcases everything that’s exciting about the former college rugby player and singer-songwriter – the booming voice, the ability to capture and convey a wide variety of emotions, the honesty that resonates in his songs and the ability to win over men, as well as women, in his audience – a rare quality in today’s music scene.
“There’s nobody that’s a champion for the little guy or the underdog,” Combs said. “I feel like that’s why when I get on stage; people can relate to me. They say, ‘Man, that could be me up there. That’s just a regular guy. I can walk up to that guy and say hello to him and he’s going to be nice to me. He’s going to drink a beer with me.’ That’s who I want to be.”
More Info: www.lukecombs.com
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Sponsor: BZ Motors and The Whole Enchilada
COUNTRY — Frank Wicher ( Wicker), a native of Germany yet as American as Apple Pie, isn’t just another singer/songwriter. Frank is as pure outlaw country as it gets. Growing up in southern Michigan, Frank launched a regionally successful musical career in the wild Honky-Tonks from Toledo to Detroit. Frank’s songwriting comes right from the heart of a man who has lived life on the very edge and has survived to sing about it. Still, Frank has a philosophical outlook on life that he presents in his gusty, driving, outlaw tinged songs.
Frank is blessed with the quintessential outlaw country voice, and has an uncanny way of delivering that less-is-more sound that defined Waylon, Merle, Willie, Johnny and other great outlaw country singers. Equally talented on guitar and harmonica, he shows amazing discipline in remaining true to those simple roots. His stage presence is down-to-earth and humorous, giving him a rapport with audiences only seasoned and genuine performers can achieve.
The Frank Wicher Band was formed in 2009, consisting of 5 members including Frank on lead vocals and lead guitar, Bonnie Wicher on vocals and rhythm guitar, Scott Ebright on Drums, Mick Edinger on Vocals and bass, and Chris Trasatti on Harmonica.
More info: http://frankwicher.com/
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
7:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Sponsor: The Pennsylvania Lottery
Re-Creation’s young, talented, performers will captivate audiences of all ages with a magical program that transforms the stage into a wondrous showplace of unforgettable entertainment! Colorful, flashing costumes, state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, professional, stylized choreography.
More Info: www.re-creationusa.org
Background Story of Re-Creation
Established in 1976, when Hugh Brooks, the founder of the group, was an instructor at the Pennsylvania State University. While visiting practicum students, he realized that very few institutions have opportunity to benefit from the therapeutic value of live professional entertainment. Concerned, he organized Re-Creation to offer this service to state centers, prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, and other care facilities.
Entertainers were enlisted, and Re-Creation immediately began institutional performances in Pennsylvania. Within a very short time Re-Creation was asked to tour for the USO, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers were added to the schedule.
Re-Creation assumed full responsibility for the national VA program in 1983. Re- Creation now presents more than 320 shows a year. Half of those shows are staged at fairs, banquets, conventions, schools, churches, which in turn fund the other more than 150 shows annually in VA Medical Centers and State Veterans Homes in all 50 states!
The young people in Re-Creation are not paid for their service. They give up at least a year of their lives to travel the country entertaining the men and women in our VA Medical Centers. Arriving at the VA facilities four hours before show time, they set up, change into costumes and visit hospital rooms and wards. Then they assist patients to the show area, perform for them, return them to their rooms, pack up and load equipment, and drive on, averaging 300 miles a day.
The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge cited the young people of Re-Creation as “America’s Ambassadors to Hospitalized Veterans” for providing the only program of its kind in America.
Therapeutic entertainment by Re-Creation is more than a show; it is a unique, personal touch which:
- transports concerned, dedicated, and talented young people into hospital wards and rooms,
- reaches out to patriots who think they have been forgotten by their country, and
- offers a therapy that medical personnel attest is an invaluable contribution to the healing process.
Re-Creation USA, Inc., is a non-profit corporation now under the direction of Jay Muller.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
7:00 PM – Relinquish
7:30 PM – Building 429
Sponsors: Allstate: Jeff Conner, Agues Shakes, Hartley Township Community Center, Koss Financial Group, Lewisburg Builders, Mifflinburg Lumber, Miller Travel Agency, Mr. Scoops, Mr. Sticky’s, Nationwide: Jeffrey J Smith, Pik-Rite, Sholley Agency, Smeltz Automotive, Star Seal of PA, State Farm: Keith Dunlap, T-Square Drafting, West End Bible Fellowship, and WGRC Radio
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN — Through their songs and their high energy live shows, GRAMMY®-nominated Building 429 is a band that has been touted throughout their 15-year career as “authentic and amazing – uplifting and unforgettable,” along with being “truly focused on bringing glory to God.” Now, Building 429 is sure to continue keeping fans on their feet and singing their hearts out with a brand new collection of songs.
Since the release of their debut album in 2000, Jason Roy (vocals), Michael Anderson (drums), Jesse Garcia (guitars), and Aaron Branch (bass) have tirelessly and passionately exhorted the faith community with popular battle cries such as “Where I Belong” and “We Won’t Be Shaken.”
After playing in front of over 600,000 fans on the 2014/15 WinterJam tour, Building 429 headlined their own spring tour along with joining Women of Faith’s latest run. But even after performing before countless crowds in numerous cities and selling more than a million singles to date, the band feels they are only building on the momentum they’ve created.
With Unashamed, their new album releasing this fall, Building 429 is taking the album’s title to heart. As they continue to boldly carry their banner proclaiming their faith through these new songs, the band is also making sure they don’t leave behind those who are struggling in their faith walk.
Unashamed also acknowledges that even in the midst of life’s uncertainties, the bold proclamation of God’s faithfulness is still possible – and even fun. This is definitely heard on “Impossible,” Unashamed’s first single, which has already broken records when it received 95 radio adds out of the box, the most for any Provident artist to date.
Collaborating with a strong team of key players and producers, including Seth Mosley, Casey Brown, Chuck Butler, Rob Hawkins and the team of Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury, the band has worked intentionally to truly connect with the listener at a deeper level. Explains Roy, “We wanted to be more honest and transparent about our struggles with an audience that needs to hear it.”
More Info: building429.com
Opening Act – Relinquish
Originating from the suburbs of Roanoke, VA, Relinquish packs a powerful yet unique sound, and brings a phenomenal live show. Their first EP, “Fortress,” featured their nationally recognized song, “You Are My Fortress.” Their second EP, “Astray,” was released on March 15th, 2016, and was produced by Loyd Rieves at “The Study” in Atlanta, Georgia. Relinquish performs at festivals, camps, churches, and concert venues spreading the word of Christ to people along the entire east coast.
More Info: www.relinquishmusic.com
Sponsor: HL Klose & Sons
OLDIES ROCK — The #1 Nationally Touring Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) and John Fogerty Tribute Show is the brain child of native New Yorker Rick Horvath. Noodles as he is affectionately known, was born to perform this music. He started singing CCR songs in his very first band when he was only 13 years old.
The show is very faithful to a live CCR performance. Listeners enjoy a full 90 minute show of their favorite CCR classics (Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Up Around the Bend to name a few) and songs that Creedence would turn into live jams such as Born on the Bayou and Susie Q.
The band also mixes in John Fogerty classics including The Old Man Down the Road and Centerfield capturing the energy of his current show.
More Info: www.greenrivertributeband.com
Saturday, August 12, 2017 – TBA
Sponsor: Ritz-Craft Custom Homes
BLUEGRASS — The “Less Boys Bluegrass Band” hails from near Danville, Pennsylvania. Members include Bucky Cutchall and Ryan Ossont. Bucky and Ryan coined the name “Less Boys” from nicknames they had for one another – “Worthless” and “Useless”. The name Less Boys evolved from the nicknames. Other players who often accompany the LESS BOYS are Ken, Joe, Jim, Bob, and Ray. The LESS BOYS have only been playing together for less than a year, but their reputation is catching on. What most characterizes the LESS BOYS is their love of music and a good time. Never a dull moment when the LESS BOYS are performing.
The Less Boys play at county fairs, bluegrass jams, special events, and by special request.