It is the time of the year for cotton candy, burgers, hotdogs, fried buckeyes, and pork parfaits at the Fair. And this year, the lineup for the South Florida Fair music concerts will be a fascinating gift.
Yes, the South Florida Fair comes to town January 15 – 31. We will have 10 days of the largest agricultural and industrial expositions in South Florida, attracting thousands of people from all over the area and the country. It is a long-awaited moment for many to have a pleasant time with myriad attractions only the Fair offers – Midway rides, contests, agriculture & livestock exhibitions, the Yesteryear Village, parades, food, and music – among many other entertainments.
“The South Florida Fair Music Concerts lineup is very tempting this year”
There will be performances for everyone to enjoy, from tribute bands to national tour performers. You’ll find your favorite music playing on the stages of the Fair, so get ready to be entertained like never before.
Tenth Avenue North will perform on Sunday, January 17 at the Coca-Cola Stage. The American contemporary Christian music band from West Palm Beach has released four studio albums, including Cathedrals that debuted as No. 1 at the Billboard Christian Music chart and No. 32 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2014.
On Tuesday, January 19, Hoobastank the band formed in California by lead singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen will bring mainstream rock music to the South Florida Fair Grounds. They will delight patrons with their best known hits, among them “Crawling in the Dark”, “Running Away”, and “The Reason”.
On Wednesday, the Coca-Cola Stage honors a decade of great Canadian & American country music with a performance by Emerson Drive, a band that has had a streak of hit singles since 1999. West Palm Beach will have a unique opportunity to enjoy the band’s biggest hits that made them racked up countless award nominations in both the U.S. country market at the ACM’s and CMA’s, as well as in Canada where they have picked up multiple trophies for Group or Duo of the Year from the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association), like their 2007 hit, “Moments” that pushed Emerson Drive over the top in country music.
If you a bike enthusiast, wait until the Bike Night Parade finishes on Thursday, January 21 for an electrifying concert featuring a gig by The Guess Who. The Canadian ban has connected with the masses throughout a exultant hit parade spanning fourteen Top 40 hits, including ”These Eyes,” ”Clap For the Wolfman,” ”Hand Me Down World,” ”No Time,” ”Star Baby” and ”Share the Land.” These rock ‘n roll veterans has performed live across North America on a regular basis and they will be will be adding their psychedelic earthiness to an eclectic night during their concert night gig at the South Florida Fair.
Following a tradition for 7 years now, the South Florida Fair Annual Rock Tribute Band Competition will take place on throughout Saturday on January 23 with highly acclaimed performances by Crush – Rush Tribute Band, The Rod Stewart Experience with Rick St. James, Gimi Jimi “ A Jimi Hendrix Tribute”, Eddie Jelley & Cold Shot “The Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute”, Littlequeen “The Music of Heart” and Blackout “The Scorpions Tribute Band”. This showdown is a can’t miss and you will have your chance to repeat a performance by the competition’s winner later in the night. That’s the magic of the fair!
Like I said, there’s something for everyone in the line up of the South Florida Fair Music Concerts this year. The beloved crooning songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. will not be missed because The Rat Pack Now will play the music, style, and comedy of the oldies with their special talents and enthusiasm they bring to the characters. That will happen on the Monday afternoon of January 25th at 1PM.
One of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands ever to explode onto the national scene in the 60s will perform in the Fair in January 26. The Buckinghams come from Chicago, Illinois and they became one of the top selling acts since 1967. Though the band dissolved in 1970, they re-formed in 1980 and as of this year, they continue to tour throughout the United States and will be for sure a unforgettable powerhouse on the Coca-Cola Stage in January 26.
The last three nights of the South Florida Fair Music Concerts will be impressive and dynamic with The Grass Roots performing on Tuesday, January 26. This will be a night to remember. American rock music at its best! So picture yourself in front of this monumental band while they perform “Midnight Confessions” or “Let’s Live for Today”, their first Top 10 hit in the summer of 1967. Epic, right?
Brothers Osborne will remind us the fair is place families love dearly. The duo that started writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed will perform at 8PM on Wednesday, January 27. One of John and T.J. Osborne’s most successful songs is “Let’s Go There” that reached Top 40 on Country Airplay at the end of 2013, year in which it was released. This will be a night to enjoy the great music that comes from Deale, a small fishing town on the Atlantic seaboard of Maryland.
Starship will headline the Coca-Cola Stage on the night of Thursday, January 28th. Yes, folks, what a better setting for co-lead singer Mickey Thomas and his band to bring back the popular hits in the early 1987, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” that featured in the film Mannequin, We Built This City, and Sara. Believe me, as I am writing this story, they are hitting the airwaves in my office.
Here are a few songs that made this band so popular…
The South Florida Fair has been a Palm Beach County’s fan favorite for many years. Its agricultural and livestock exhibits help residents and visitors understand the enormous possibility of Palm Beach County in this economic industry, stimulating tourism as well as the educational and cultural interest of our residents. The Fair is a centerpiece of the best of the Palm Beaches. As it showcases the competition, entertainment, agriculture, food, and merchandise, the exhibits bring to life the significant events, intriguing stories and our inspiring traditions in a true combination of music, food, rides & games.