The Band Perry leads Canfield Fair acts


IF YOU GO

Sept. 2: Happy Together Tour

Sept. 3: The Band Perry

Sept. 6: MercyMe

Tickets: On sale Monday at Canfield Fairgrounds, 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road; online at www.canfieldfair.com; or by calling 330-533-4107.

Staff report

CANFIELD

The Band Perry headlines the Canfield Fair this year with a Sept. 3 grandstand concert.

The fair’s major concert announcement was made Friday morning.

The fair is scheduled Sept. 2 through Sept. 7, Labor Day.

Siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reed Perry released their self-titled debut album in 2010. The band’s hit single, “If I Die Young,” went quadruple-platinum. It hit No. 1 on Billboard’s country and adult contemporary charts.

The Band Perry has received multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Music awards, as well as Grammy, Teen Choice, AMA, ACA and Billboard Music nominations.

Caroline Kole will be the opening act for The Band Perry concert.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Monday.

Starting off the grandstand entertainment Sept. 2 will be the The Happy Together tour, headlined by The Turtles ... featuring Flo and Eddie, the musical duo of Mark Volman (“Flo”) and Howard Kaylan (“Eddie”), who were the founders of the 1960s pop-rock group the Turtles. After the Turtles broke up, the duo formed Flo and Eddie.

The tour also brings together several oldies acts, including the Association, Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders), Grass Roots, Buckinghams and Cowsills. The Happy Together tour began in 1984.

On Sept. 6, MercyME will play for Faith and Family Day at the fair.

MercyMe is an American Christian rock band from Texas. The newest release is “Welcome to the New.”

Valley churches and civic groups should note that advance sale of MercyMe tickets ends Monday. Groups of eight or more can get special pricing.

Rounding out grandstand activities will be cheerleading demonstrations, school band concerts, bike nite, demolition derby, truck and tractor pull, pig-iron derby and harness racing.

The fair icon will be absent. The 169th fair will have no poultry exhibits because of an avian-flu concern.

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