Recent winner and finalist from NBC’s “The Voice,” Eddie Money and Fab Four
Among South Florida Fair’s Entertainers in 2014 West Palm Beach, Fla. — What do “The Voice,” the sound of the Beatles, country crooning and old time rock ‘n’ roll all have in common? The 2014 South Florida Fair. That’s where a variety of entertainment will be featured on the Coca-Cola Stage.
Wellington’s hometown favorite singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope — who gained national attention when she won season three of NBC’s “The Voice” — will take the stage on Wed., Jan. 22. Pope’s roots connected with the South Florida Fair when she won a talent contest in 2005. Another fan favorite from “The Voice,” The Swon Brothers, will perform on Tues., Jan. 28. The two brothers from Oklahoma were finalists on season four of “The Voice” and recently signed a record deal with Arista Nashville.
Country music artist Craig Morgan will kick off the national entertainment lineup on Tues., Jan. 21. He has been a mainstay on the charts with an impressive body of work that includes 14 top 10 hits, including fan favorites “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” and “Tough.”
The Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four,” will close out the Fair’s entertainment. Known for their uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the band will perform Thurs., Jan. 30. This stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. The band has wowed audiences around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. The Fab Four’s performance ties in with the Fair’s New York theme, considering the Beatles’ rich history with New York, including their first record-breaking performance at Shea Stadium in August 1965.
In addition to Cassadee Pope and the Swon Brothers, four other acts will perform in between the opening and closing concerts. Rock ‘n’ roll icon Eddie Money, whose hits included “Two Tickets To Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” “Walk On Water,” “Think I’m In Love” and “Shakin,” will belt out his tunes on Thurs., Jan. 23, following the Bike Night Parade. He has recorded more than a dozen albums of his own and has completed numerous television and film projects.
The 5th Annual Rock Tribute Band Competition on Sat., Jan. 25, will feature the Turnstiles, a Billy Joel tribute band; Smells Like Grunge, a Nirvana tribute band; Rocket to Russia, a Ramones tribute band; Crush, a Rush tribute band; Time with Tom, a Tom Petty tribute band; and Shot Down in Flames, an AC/DC Tribute to Bon Scott. The always popular Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour will take place on Mon., Jan. 27. This grouping will feature one of the top-ranked female vocalists in any musical genre, Lynn Anderson; country hit maker T.G. Sheppard; longtime classic country singer Bobby Bare; and Leroy Van Dyke himself, known around the world as an entertainer, recording artist, radio and television star, actor, auctioneer and veteran of the Nevada circuit. He has recorded more than 500 songs and probably holds the record for most repeat-performance bookings of any working name country music entertainer. He has worked 40 to 70 fairs and livestock events per year.
The Lone Bellow, a Brooklyn-based indie trio featuring three-part harmonies, will perform on Wed., Jan. 29. Lead singer Zach Williams is a Palm Beach Atlantic University graduate. Earlier this year, the band performed on both “The Tonight Show” and “Conan.” All of the concerts begin at 8 p.m. except for The Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour and the 5th Annual Rock Tribute Band Competition, which both start at 2 p.m. General seating is free with a Fair admission ticket. Reserved seats also are available for $10 for these concerts, which is in addition to the Fair admission ticket.
The 2014 South Florida Fair, Jan. 17 – Feb. 2, is located at 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Advance discount tickets are on sale now at all Palm Beach County Publix Supermarkets and continue through Jan. 16. Adult admission, 12 and older: $10 advance, $15 gate. A child’s admission, under 12, is $5 advance, $8 gate (5 years and younger are free) and seniors 60 and older, pay $7 in advance, $9 gate. For more information, call 561-793-0333 or visit the website, http://www.southfloridafair.com.
2013 South Florida Fair Concerts on Coca-Cola Stage
Tues., Jan. 21 – 8 p.m. – Craig Morgan
Wed., Jan. 22 – 8 p.m. – Cassadee Pope
Thurs., Jan. 23 – 8 p.m. – Eddie Money
Sat., Jan. 25 – 5th Annual Rock Tribute Band Competition
2 p.m. – Turnstiles – Billy Joel Tribute Band
3 p.m. – Smells Like Grunge – Nirvana Tribute Band
4 p.m. – Rocket to Russia – The Ramones Tribute Band
5 p.m. – Crush – Rush Tribute Band
6 p.m. – Time with Tom – Tom Petty Tribute Band
7 p.m. – Shot Down in Flames – AC/DC Tribute to Bon Scott
8 p.m. – Winner performs
Mon., Jan. 27 – 2 p.m. – The Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour – Leroy Van Dyke, Lynn Anderson, Bobby Bare, & T.G. Sheppard
Tues., Jan. 28 – 8 p.m. – The Swon Brothers
Wed., Jan. 29 – 8 p.m. – The Lone Bellow
Thurs., Jan. 30 – The Fab Four, The Ultimate Tribute
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