Crowd is pumped for Garry Allan and Sheryl Crow
Cathy Kasiewicz of Brookfield, dressed in her cowboy hat, could not hold back her excitement for country-music singer Gary Allan performing at the Canfield Fair.
“I got our tickets,” Kasiewicz said as she ran to her friends, Tammy and Kylie Wells.
To Kasiewicz and the Wells, seeing Sheryl Crow perform is just a bonus to Allan, the main reason they attended the 8 p.m. Labor Day concert at the 167th Canfield Fair.
“He’s just unique,” said Kylie of Brookfield. “If you hear a song on the radio you are like, ‘That’s Gary Allan.’”
The concert was brought to the Canfield Fair grandstand by Klein’s Entertainment Company LLC. Klein’s has brought entertainment to the fairgrounds since the 1960s. The fair board works with Klein’s to decide what big-name acts should be brought in.
“The main thing with Canfield is they are very entertainment oriented,” said R.J. Kaltenbach, the president of Klein’s Entertainment. “These are acts that you don’t traditionally see at a county fair.”
Shows with big names like Crow and Allan can bring in anywhere from 5,000 to 8,000 people with seat tickets costing $30 to $60. Also on Sunday night, Train performed.
“You have three grammy-award winning acts and it’s a nice mix of music this year,” Kaltenbach said.