Clallam County Fair Entertainment 2016
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Audiences everywhere are saying that Kevin Wolfe‘s Hypnosis Show is the fastest paced and funniest hypnosis show they have ever seen. It’s a show that will keep everyone laughing, with Kevin Wolfe’s special improvisational style, you never know what's going to happen. Not only does the audience have fun, but most importantly, so do the volunteers. It's been a few years since a hypnotist has graced our stage, so be sure to make to the Wilder Auto Community Stage for one of his shows. Kevin Wolfe will be performing twice per day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The hypnosis show is sponsored by Richard E. Davies D.D.S., P.S. and Laurie Davies.
When it comes to Heart By Heart, expect some very skilled dedicated musicians, including original HEART members Mike Derosier and Steve Fossen, who love, respect, and honor the songs and historical significance of the music of HEART. They don’t consider themselves as a tribute band but rather a second generation of Heart. Driven to recreate the songs of HEART, while bringing the essence and purity of the group back to the stage, Heart By Heart was created to offer fans the unique experience that only those who were actually in the original band could offer. Join us for their only performance Friday night at 7:30 on the Wilder Auto Community Stage.
Spike and The Impalers started from an idea to start a band from Seattle radio station, 102.5 KZOK's Bob Rivers radio show members, Bob, Spike, Joe, & Kaci. Auditions were held for the very best musicians in the Seattle area and the rest is history. This classic-rock flame thrower continues to make friends and fans as they tour the Puget Sound region. The band features Spike O’Neill on lead vocals and the rock solid rhythm section of drummer Jeff Kathan formerly of The Paul Rodgers Band, and bassist Lynn Sorensen formerly of Bad Company and The Paul Rodgers Band. They have built their reputation by giving the people what they want – straight ahead classic rock. Steve Hanna brings his incredible guitar and keyboard talents to the stage, along with the guitar wizardry of Rick Knotts of Seattle’s own “Rail”. The bands live sound is completed by the soaring vocals of newest Impaler Susan Kendall-Morais and the scorching saxophone of Scott “Junior” Adams, formerly of the Ann Wilson Band. Come out to hear this famous band! Rock out during their one performance at the Fair Saturday night at 7:00 on the Wilder Auto Community Stage.
FarmStrong lights up the stage for two shows on Sunday with exquisite harmony singing and seasoned instrumentation. The heart of the band draws on inspiration from the last century of country, blues and bluegrass music from the 1920’s through the 50’s, as well as folk, rock, gospel and soul music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond. The band’s talented and experienced musicians take their audience outside the bluegrass tradition. Their unmistakable sound moves the soul, while remaining firmly rooted in music from the mountains. Two shows Thursday night on the Wilder Auto Community Stage, 4:00pm and 8:00pm.
Singer/Songwriter MissyG from the Pacific Northwest performs her own style with country covers from yesterday and today. Her band features Missy Guthrie, John Guthrie, Paul Wieneke, Barbara Crowell, and Rick Lewis. Check out the song list on their website, then come out for a night of outstanding vocals and entertainment. Circle the date on the calendar, as Missy G has two performances, 3:00 and 7:00, on Thursday of the Fair.
The Crocs are four mainstays of the Port Angeles music scene. They are: Jason Mogi on Guitar, banjo, & vocals; Paul Stehr-Green on bass & vocals; Terry Smith on drums; and Mike Pace on guitar & vocals. The band covers a wide range of musical influences and styles ranging from blues, folk, funk, pop, country, and reggae, The Crocs play it all in their own inimitable style. Covers and originals make up the song list. All of it guaranteed to get your toes tapping at noon on Friday.
Three Too Many includes Jeff Anderson (bass/vocals), Jeff Clark (guitar/vocals), Mike Maxwell (guitar/vocals), Barbara Maxwell (drums) and Sharon Thompson (lead vocals). The band came about as a result of a mutual love of music and two degrees of separation from lead singer Sharon Thompson, who connected everyone in February 2013. They quickly realized they had a rare mix of compatible personalities, senses of humor and tastes in music, as well as a common vision for the band. Their music spans several decades and genres – mostly rock with an alternative edge, peppered with modern classics and current hits. Three Too Many graces the Sunny Farms Stage for two shows, 5:00 and 7:00, Friday evening.
Brittany Jean is a singer/songwriter who grew up in West Chicago, IL. Don’t let “Chicago” fool you, though. Living 35 miles outside the city, it didn’t take too long to find those Midwest cornfields. She grew up listening to folk balladeers and country singers, and this upbringing comes through in her folk-country style. This past year, she started performing locally. Brittany has alsorecorded two albums (Whispered Stories and Leavin’ Home) in Nashville, TN at Hilltop Recording Studios. Her music is a blend of Americana, classic country, and just a little bit of bluegrass. Brittany will be performing two shows, one each on Friday (3:00) and Saturday (7:00), so there is no excuse to miss her riveting performance.
Old Sidekicks are long time Sequim residents and fully enjoy the beauty and majesty of the Olympic Peninsula. After years of trying different individual ventures, this group met at the Old Time Fiddlers Association and combined their styles and musical influences to create a unique viewing and listening experience. Known for their three and four part vocal harmonies and just the right blend of talent and foolishness, the Old Sidekicks quickly became a popular, must see band on the Olympic Peninsula. With their toe tappin', foot stompin', knee slappin', hand clappin', finger snappin', sound and humor, they are a pure delight to watch at 1:00 Thursday afternoon!
A crowd favorite for years, Luck of the Draw is back to entertain fair-goers. This local band knows how to do bluegrass music right. As the band begins to play, your toes won´t be able to help themselves from tapping along. The band will be performing at this year´s Fair, 1:00 on Sunday.
This local group will get your heart pumping and phelanges tapping shortly after the Fair opens Friday morning. Come early to catch the Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers (OPUS) and spend the whole day at the Fair.
The Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus is back this year to entertain the audience with their barbershop-style harmonics. As the Juan de Fuca Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, they will impress you with old time favorites. Hurry in to get a front row seat for this Saturday morning show.
Clogging is an American Folk Dance developed in the Appalachian Mountains and is a blend of Irish, African and European dance styles. Clogging was originally danced to live music. Although danced to all kinds of music, Bluegrass is still the traditional and most loved music used. The Olympic Mountain Cloggers have been dancing and entertaining in the Port Angeles and Sequim areas since 1985. They have danced for many local festivities including the Clallam County Fair, Irrigation Festival, Lavender Festival and Arts in Action. You'll see this energetic and talented group Saturday morning at 11:00.
Be a star of the community! Light up the stage and be a part of the great entertainment at the Clallam County Fair on Sunday. Money prizes will be awarded for the top three contestants. Come out to support your fellow County residents as they showcase their talent. The photo to the left is of the top three winners from the 2015 Variety and Talent Show. From left to right: Vickie Helwick (tied for third), Stephanie Royal (tied for third), Powerhouse took first place (members Don Betts, Phebe Powers, Kate Powers, Ethan Powers, Kristina Gustafson and Bill Woods - back row right side), and second place winner David Tormala with back-up guitarist Alex Tormala.
Energize your spirit on Thursday at 2:00 with the Dancing Grandmas. These zesty women captivate audiences with powerful, colorful Gypsy and Silk Road stories, rhythms, and spirited dances.
This local band delivers a show unlike any other. Playing a wide variety of rock, country, blues, and pop covers as well as some rockin' originals, their show offers something for everyone. Hear screaming harmonica solos, sing along with your favorites and feel free to ask about the band name. Check out Guardian Elephant on Saturday at 5:00.
Get ready to dance and sing along to your favorite classic songs. A Black Diamond Junction performance is a trip down memory lane with a wide list of rock and county songs stretching the past four decades. These are the songs everyone knows. It's a guaranteed toe-tapping good time! From the surfer sounds of the Beach Boys to oldies rock and roll like Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles to country classics from Patsy Cline, audiences move and groove to the BDJ playlist. This group of musicians, all from the north Olympic Peninsula, each with decades of performance experience. They've been featured artists at a number of festivals and venues around the region since forming in 2015. Watch and feel the energy this band produces during their two performances, Friday (4:00) and Sunday (11:30).
Night Beats bring rock & roll, country music, and sentimental favorites to the Clallam County Fair on Saturday at 12:30. Dee Coburn sets the beat with style and contributes smooth vocal renditions of the songs we all remember. He has been a well-known local musician since 1968. Jim Noble, bass guitar and vocals, has been in the music business for years, beginning with a record contract with Challenge Recoreds in the late 1950s. Rodger Bigelow, lead guitar and vocals, echoes the 1960s Northwest garage band sound. His sensitive leads enhance the music of all generations. Jason Paul, rhythm guitar, has studied classical guitar. He played lead and rhythm guitar with bands in the 1960s.
Buck is an accomplished songwriter, performing his originals along with cover tunes. Buck's show is a pleasant walk down memory lane with some brand new side streets along the way! Buck joined his first "real" band, at the age of 15, playing fiddle in a 3 piece bluegrass band. Once he had played on stage and got a taste of the energy that feeds back from the crowd, Buck was hooked and has been playing professionally ever since. Buck Ellard plays country and rock, with some acoustic sounds thrown in at noon on Saturday.
Playing guitar and singing has been Jim’s passion since he was a child. It remains so today. He plays 6 & 12-string guitar, is a song writer and sings from his heart. Whether on a big stage, in an intimate room or on his own front porch, he always gives his all. Jim started playing locally downtown Port Angeles the second day he arrived which was 8 years ago. He performs many genrés from Johnny Cash to Frank Sinatra to Eric Clapton to Gordon Lightfoot. All are his favorites. With degrees in Traditional and in Commercial music his passion became professional. Performing in Las Vegas, Southern & Northern California, Knoxville, Tennessee and happily now on the Olympic Penninsula, Jim has found his home in Port Angeles. Whether fronting a band for dancers, playing alone acoustically, or sharing his performance with his wife, Sharla, nothing makes Jim happier than playing his guitar and singing his song. You've only got one shot to watch this event, 3:00 Saturday afternoon.
Tom Taylor is a Christian singer/songwriter based in Washington State. He released his seventh independent album at the end of 2015, titled "Windows & Walls." His music is a blend of country, rock, folk, and a little jazz. The lyrics of his songs are personal, and reflect his faith and personal life. His musical influences include James Taylor, Amy Grant, America, The Beatles and The Eagles. Tom's music began receiving radio airplay throughout the world in 2013, and continues lifting up the name of Jesus. It is Tom's desire to touch people's lives with his music, and to glorify God and make a difference for His kingdom. Catch Tom's performance Sunday morning at 10:00.
Dean Ratzman is originally from Port Angeles. Dean has grown up with music in his veins from Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. & The Four Freshman to name a few.. He lived in San Diego for 20 years. Dean plays solo all around North America.Dean provides a Sinatra sound on vocals, trombone, trumpet and piano; goes all the way to the moon on soul and inspiration, and gets down with R.E.M. We welcome Dean back to the Clallam County Fair with his solo act at 1:00 Friday.
Dillon Liebert is a Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Kalispell Mt. and raised in Sequim with plans to release his first recordings near the time he graduates in 2017 from Sequim High School. Dillon will bring his folk, rock and pop guitar stylings to the Sunny Farms Stage during his performance at 5:00 Thursday.
Come and listen to the comforting grooves of Bread & Gravy. They are a power duo featuring a dynamic vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and a versatile pianist from jazz, Americana, rock & roll, bluegrass, blues, and a bit of soul. So sit down and feel like home, or stand right up and dance a storm! Bread & Gravy will be performing twice during the Fair. They are opening the Fair's entertainment on the Wilder Auto Community Stage at noon on Thursday and closing the Fair's musical offerings with a show at 5:00 on Sunday. You won't want to miss these two outstanding sets.