2011 Kentucky State Fair presents Free Concerts — Here is the Lineup
Boyz II Men − Friday, August 19
Candlebox with Cowboy Mouth − Saturday, August 20
Candlebox was a big part of the alternative rock movement in the 90s. Touring with the likes of Aerosmith, Godsmack and Metallica, to name a few. Their hit songs include “You”, “Far Behind” and “Cover Me”. Describing themselves as New Orleans rock n' roll, Cowboy Mouth has released nearly a dozen records and has toured with bands such as Hootie and the Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies and Sister Hazel.
The Oak Ridge Boys with special guest the Grascals – Sunday, August 21
Joe Nichols, a country music artist from Arkansas, has released seven studio albums and produced fourteen Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and "Gimmie That Girl". Phil Vassar began his career as a songwriter but took to the microphone with “Artista Nashville” in 1999. Since then, he has produced five hit singles on the Billboard Country Singles charts including "Just Another Day in Paradise" and "In a Real Love".
The Happy Together tour with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Mark Lindsay, The Association, The Buckinghams, and The Grass Roots- Wednesday, August 24
Mark Volman, known as "Flo", and Howard Kaylan, who affectionately goes by "Eddie", were two of the original founding members of the Top 40 rock group “The Turtles”. Together, they have rolled out several classic hits including “Happy Together” and “Lady Blue”. Mark Lindsay is best known as the singer for the Paul Revere & the Raiders. But his solo success began with "Arizona", sold over one million copies and "Silverbird" which made the Billboards Top 100 Charts in 1970. The Association, a pop band from California, had numerous hits at or near the top of the Billboard charts in the 1960’s including “Along Came Mary” and “Never My Love”. The Buckinghams, formed in 1966 and went on to become one of the top selling bands of 1967 with hits like “Kind of a Drag,” “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Don’t You Care”. The Grass Roots achieved one platinum album, two gold albums, and one gold single in their career. Between 1967 and 1972, the band set a record for being on the Billboard charts for an astounding 307 straight weeks.
John Michael Montgomery with special guest Lorrie Morgan − Thursday, August 25