Simcoe, Ontario - the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show presented by Scotiabank is thrilled to announce the Friday night concert performance for the Grandstand at this year’s fair.On Friday, October 9th at 8:00 p.m., the Eastlink Concert Series presents Platinum selling Canadian pop rock band Marianas Trench. Having released their album with the chart slamming Pop 101 last year, the band followed up with “Here’s to the Zeros”, an anthem to the uncool to huge success.
Unparalleled multiple award winning videos that include “Stutter” and “Haven’t Had Enough” have secured millions of YouTube viewers and dedicated fans that are flooding their current sold-out tour in the USA.
“These guys are the hardest working band in Canada” said Fair General Manager George Araujo, “There songs reflect what’s happening right now and their show is even more fun than their videos.”
But it’s the band’s talent, led by lead singer Josh Ramsey that has had Marianas Trench crashing the charts for over 10 years. Ramsey was the genius behind the Carly Rae Jepsen hit “Call Me Maybe” retooling and producing it from folk to pop shooting the song to the top of the charts.
“Marianas Trench will break new ground at our Fair and is perfect for our “Party on the Track” crowd who can dance to their catchy tunes. The Fair connection with Carly Rae Jepsen hit and Mumford and Sons parody from the Pop 101 video were just too coincidental to ignore! There will be straw flying!” added Araujo.
Concert tickets are on sale at norfolkcountyfair.com. This concert is funded by the Government of Ontario, Simcoe Reformer, and Scotlynn Commodities.
Tickets are also on sale for the Friday night Eastlink Concert Series’ performance of Brett Kissel.
To celebrate such an important milestone, the 175th Anniversary Harvest Dinner & Concert will take place in the Rec Centre Arena, Building #7 on opening day Tuesday, October 6.
The VIP Package consists of a gourmet local harvest dinner followed by an exclusive concert. It features renowned artists Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels with classic hit songs such as “Devil With The Blue Dress On”, “Jenny Take a Ride” and Little Latin Lupe Lu.” There is also Rick Derringer with “Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo”, “Hang On Sloopy”, and “Real American”. Joey Molland of Badfinger best known for “Come & Get It”, “No Matter What” and “Day After Day” will also take the stage.
This package also includes fair admission, onsite parking, and a few added special touches to make this evening a real celebration. Please visit norfolkcountyfair.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
Don’t forget to buy your tickets early and save! Advance ticket purchases for admission to the fair can be purchased at your local Roulstons locations in Simcoe, Port Dover and Delhi. Ride one day, all day vouchers are also available for a limited time. Don’t miss out. Tickets are also available at the Fair office, 172 South Drive, Simcoe or online at norfolkcountyfair.com
“Party on the Track” was such a great success last year that we have extended the party for both Friday with Brett Kissel and Saturday with Marianas Trench Grandstand Shows this year. Premium Track seating will still be available on the track for $30. New General Track Admission (standing), on the track is only $20. This will be a licensed area and only available to track patrons. Open to all ages. Grandstand seating is free with paid admission to the Fair. “We’ll be opening the gate at 6:30 pm with your favourite local brews and wines and surprise track level entertainment that was such a hit last year and topping off both nights with a spectacular Laser Light Show in the Grandstand” said Araujo.
The Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show is celebrating 175 years, and is the fourth largest fair in Ontario and has an annual attendance in excess of 100,000 visitors. The fair has earned a “Top 100” event designation through Festivals and Events of Ontario and is one of the top fairs in the country according to the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions. Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show is held in Simcoe, Ontario and runs October 6-12, 2015.