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Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson’s music is by equal measures richly textured and forthright – much like her honeyed Louisiana drawl. Signed to BBR Music Group’s flagship imprint, Broken Bow Records, Wilson has spent years honing her song craft and developing her own “bell bottom country” sound, which is unapologetic, gritty, free-spirited, and exemplary of both her personality and her preferred fashion aesthetic.

Yosemite Slim

Yosemite Slim is quickly becoming one of NE Ohio’s most popular MODERN COUNTRY cover bands.  Not only for music selection, but also musicianship and their live stage show. Being so versatile is key for Slim, they can play small patio’s with down sized percussion at conversation volume and then play a large stage at a major venue with full PA and drums.  Yosemite Slim NEVER plays to a click track, they are live live LIVE! including their precision harmonies.

Frank Amato's Cleveland All Stars

Frank Amato, lead singer of the rock band Beau Coup, has enlisted many of his area Rock and Roll Brothers and Sisters to join him in: “A Tribute to Cleveland Music" with some of the Cleveland Musicians who actually helped make that music famous. The show provides musical insight into why the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame is in Cleveland, Ohio! Fireworks will follow the concert.

Ashley McBryde - The Girl Going Nowhere Tour

"I hear the crowd, I look around, and I can't find one empty chair. Not bad for a girl going nowhere" sings Ashley McBryde on "Girl Goin' Nowhere," the seminal title track from debut LP. They're words built from experience: over the course of her life, McBryde's been finding her own way to fill those seats and sway those hearts since the very first time her teacher told her that her dreams of writing songs in Nashville would never see the light of day. Every time she was brought down, she persevered; trusting her timeless tone and keen, unwavering eye for the truth. It paid off. In 2017, Eric Church brought her on stage and called her a "whiskey-drinking badass," confessing that he's a massive fan. The rest of the world is quickly catching on, too.

Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need To Know," citing she's "an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert," McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it's that honest all-in approach that has led to NPR critic Ann Powers to ask if McBryde could be "among the first post-Stapleton country stars?" McBryde's album will showcase an artistic vision that will prove her to be one of the genre's keenest working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a pop-preoccupied genre. Pulling tales from every corner of her human experience, McBryde sings with fire and fury, laughing and swigging that brown stuff along the way.

McBryde was raised in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. At three, she'd secretly pluck her father's guitar like an upright bass, and after about the 17th time being caught, her father bought her a guitar of her own. When she was twelve, she played her parents and grandparents her very first composition. It was at Arkansas State when, while a member of the marching band, McBryde finally started sharing her voice with others, and finally moved to Nashville in 2007 where steadily worked a circuit of dive bars, biker hangouts, and colorful joints fighting to have her songs heard.

Her first EP, the self-released 2016 Jalopies and Expensive Guitars was just a taste of what McBryde can do, and, on her full-length debut, she melds her songwriting chops with the vision of producer Jay Joyce, peppering her tales with a touch of guitar-driven rock fury. McBryde isn’t afraid to tell the truth, get raw and real and use the spirits of country, folk and rock when it serves her greater purpose. And that's to tell the stories that shake us, make us and tell us a little more about what it's like to be human.

Kurt Freeman - Country Music

Kurt Freeman is a 25 year old Cleveland native and up-and-coming country artist. Born and raised on sports and music, Kurt has steadily progressed from singing and playing guitar in high school with his church group to pursuing his dreams of writing and recording his own music. His soulful, smoky voice and a genuine passion for the genre make for a unique and authentic sound.

“Rock The House LIVE!” Cleveland’s Premier Party Band

Showcasing all of your favorite music from Top 40s, Motown, Rock, and Pop, RTH LIVE! plays it all! Fronted by Cleveland’s most talented musicians and vocalists, this high-energy, dance-driven party band keeps guests moving and grooving all night long. RTH LIVE! was voted “Best Band” by Cleveland Magazine and consistently ranks amongst the top bands on the Cleveland Hot List.

 

 

Cleveland Blues Society

The Cuyahoga County Fair is excited to have The Cleveland Blues Society hosting the entertainment for our Beer Garden this year.  Some of the finest blues acts in Cleveland will be providing entertainment all week long, so check the Fair Daily Schedule for bands and performance times. 

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