Clallam County Fair Entertainment 2013
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Black Vinyl Allstars (BVA) is a rock-n-roll cover band specializing in Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Who. These Seattle rock wizards will have you on your feet, dancing and singing to “Whole Lotta Love,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Good Times Bad Times.” BVA features notable Seattle musicians who are also members of Crack Sabbath, Super Sonic Soul Pimps, Big High, 17th Chapter, Trombone Cake, Urban Achievers, HarryBu McCage and BeBop and Destruction. The band formed in 2000 and has played numerous shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. They are also known to bust out hits from Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Boston, ZZ Top, Deep Purple and other classic rock bands. Performing two sets Thursday night, they are a must see during the 2013 Clallam County Fair!
Petty Fever features the talented and electrifying Guitarist/Vocalist, Frank Murray, who has rapidly gained a reputation as “The Premier Tom Petty Tribute Act”. Murray is a well respected veteran Guitarist/Vocalist originally from Portland, Oregon and has performed with many well known bands throughout the Pacific NW over the last few decades. He has an uncanny visual, musical and vocal similarity to Petty, sowhen you see him perform you just might need to be convinced that you have not actually seen Tom Petty in concert. In February 2009 Murray decided to form Petty Fever, so he carefully selected a band roster of veteran musicians in order to successfully recreate the sound and essence of a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert. They have been playing to enthusiastic crowds with overwhelming success at venues ranging from small theaters to arenas and leave the crowd craving for more. If you’re looking for an incredibly authentic Tom Petty and Heartbreakers concert experience, Catch Petty Fever!
Aaron Crawford is an Americana/Country artist who calls the Pacific Northwest home. Raised in a musical home, many of his first experiences happened playing and singing in the church alongside his parents. Out of high school, Aaron formed and fronted several bands, writing and recording multiple independent albums. Drawing inspiration from nearly every genre, he continues to write music that is occasionally hard to categorize, but speaks to each listener. Combined with his love of performance and high energy shows, Aaron brings a performance that is not to be missed. Having played shows with Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, and Craig Campbell, his live shows are making a name for him. The band is playing two sets on Saturday, before and after the rodeo. If you’re a country music fan, you’ll be an Aaron Crawford Country Band fan after listening to these guys performing.
Captivating audiences for more than two decades, Robert Stuverud (a.k.a. Roberto the Magnificent) is recognized as one of the nation's most unique variety acts performing throughout the USA. Robert learned to juggle and unicycle at age 11, within four years he was awarded a silver medal at the World Juggling Championships. When Roberto the Magnificent explodes onto the stage be ready for an action-packed performance that highlights his unique variety of cirque-style skills that include riding very tall unicycles and industrial strength pogo sticks, juggling super sharp knives and flaming torches and spinning hand saws, all while keeping the audience engaged and laughing. Also, don’t miss Roberto the Magnificent’s juggling workshop in the KidZone Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 5:00.
Forget about coat-tails, top hats, and bunny rabbits. This young, hip performer presents thrilling magic with a universally appealing contemporary flair. Brian Ledbetter’s extensive background in theater has benefitted his magic, honing it to a seldom reached level of perfection. His shows are in high demand as a result of being a proven crowd-pleaser. You have got to see one of his shows; it’ll leave you scratching your head in amazement.
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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 newside 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. The Buck Ellard plays country and rock, with some acoustic sounds thrown in.
Shady Grove delights its audiences with a wide variety of fun and lively folk songs from the 1960s, including favorites of The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four. This all-acoustic group features strong three-part vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar, banjo, mandolin and upright bass. You cannot miss this Port Townsend based act.
String Theory plays an eclectic mix of recent hits and golden oldies. The band members are all locals, with many years of performance experience between them. Come out Saturday at 1:00 for their only performance of the Fair. Your ears will be delighted with the sweet sounds of String Theory.
Get ready to dance and sing along to your favorite classic songs. A Retro Guys performance is a trip down memory lane with a wide list of rock and country songs stretching the past four decades. These are songs everyone knows It's a guaranteed good time! From the surfer sounds of the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean to oldies rock and roll like Van Morrison and Jimmy Buffett to country from Bruooks and Dunn and George Strait, audience move and groove to Retro Guys' playlist. This fun group of musicians, all from the Port Angeles area, have performed locally and internationally for decades, bringing a unique blend of good times and great music. Catch 'em at one of the two venues they'll be performing at on Friday.
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!
A crowd favorite for years, Luck of the Draw is back to entertain fair-goers. This four member 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. See their only performance at this year´s Fair, 1; 00 on Friday.
This local group will get your heart pumping and phelanges tapping shortly after the Fair opens Friday morning. Come early to catch the Eden Valley Strummers and spend the whole day at the Fair.
The Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus is back this year to wow 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.
The mission of the Grand Olympics Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is to provide the opportunity for women to learn and grow in the craft of barbershop singing in a friendly, fun atmosphere, and to entertain our communities with quality barbershop harmony. The Grand Olympics Chorus is a group of lively, friendly women from diverse backgrounds and interests that come together to share their love and enjoyment in singing in a cappella harmony, barbershop style. Put your hands together for these lovely ladies with lilting larynxes.
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 Shula Azhar, Port Angeles based belly dancing troupe, the 2012 Variety and Talent Show winner.
Energize your spirit on Thursday with the Dancing Grandmas. These zesty women captivate audiences with powerful, colorful Gypsy and Silk Road stories, rhythms, and spirited dances.
Klahhane Gymnastics is a community non-profit gymnastics program located in Port Angeles, Washington. Klahhane Gymnastics is dedicated to quality instruction while promoting self-esteem and confidence for each student through participation in and enjoyment of gymnastics. Klahhane is committed to providing an environment that is not only fun, safe and professional, but also captures the joy of childhood and the satisfaction of learning and achievement. The Cheerleading class is a new addition to the curriculum offered at the facility. Come out to watch the girls as they perform their routines Thursday morning.
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Dee Coburn and Night Beats will dance a crowd down memory lane with Port Angeles native Dee's smooth vocal renditions of covers we all remember. All three local musicians have been playing the Northwest rock scene since the 1960s. Enjoy a variety of music from a a song list of old time rock 'n roll and country.