Archive for March, 2015

Concert Announcement: MEGHAN TRAINOR

Monday, March 16th, 2015

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The Erie County Fair has added rising pop star Meghan Trainor to the GUSTO Grandstand concert lineup. The concert will take place on Thursday, August 13 at 7:30pm.

Meghan Trainor may seem like a newcomer to the music scene, but at age 21 she has already been in the business for six years. At just fifteen, Trainor put out her first of three self-released albums. Though the albums didn’t propel her singing career they launched her songwriting career. Meghan Trainor has written songs for Rascal Flatts, Hunter Hayes, and Hot Chelle Rae.

After moving to Nashville Trainor began to collaborate with Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Kevin Kadish. The duo began working on her first studio album, which would combine hip-hop rhythm, country melodies, and a calypso band sound.

Meghan Trainor’s first studio single “All About that Bass,” heralds the importance of loving your curves, and empowers girls everywhere to respect their bodies. More than a message, the single has a pop backing with a hook that’s impossible to get out of your head. The song was nominated for two 2015 Grammys and spent eight non-consecutive weeks at Number One.

MeghanTrainor_S06_014_8x10_HRTrainor’s debut studio album Title came on the heels of “All About That Bass” and also features the current hit “Lips Are Movin.” Upon its release the album knocked Taylor Swift’s 1989 out of Number One in the US. The album also reached Number One in Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.  Title is full of tracks that are brutally honest and speak to the pressures of growing up. While the message of the album is strong, the urge to sing along is even stronger.

Information regarding ticket prices and when tickets will be available is still to be announced. The Erie County Fair website, ecfair.org will make the information available at a later date.

The 2015 Erie County Fair will take place August 12-23, 2015. 

 

Concert Announcement: LITTLE BIG TOWN

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

 The Erie County Fair is excited to announce LittleBigTown_2014that award winning country group Little Big Town will join the concert lineup in the GUSTO Grandstand.  The concert will take place on Sunday, August 16 at 7:30pm.

Little Big Town formed more than fifteen years ago in Alabama. The group known for their harmonizing vocals, catchy lyrics, and feel good beats made a big splash in country music in 2005 with the release of “Boondocks.” The success continued with the later release of “Little White Church,” which went on to be nominated for a Grammy.

The largest of Little Big Town’s albums was Tornado, released in 2010, which included the award winning song “Pontoon.”  The band consisting of, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook, released their sixth studio album Pain Killer in late 2014. The album reached Number Three on US Country Music Charts with hits including “Day Drinking” and “Girl Crush.”

LBT2015The group has been nominated for 25 awards. From these nominations they took home the honors for CMA Vocal Group of the Year in 2012 and 2013, among others. Little Big Town is currently nominated for Vocal Group of the year at the upcoming American Country Music Awards (April 15, 2015).

Little Big Town is hitting the road on their second headline tour in 2015. Entitled “The Pain Killer Tour,” this round of shows hopes to outdo the sold out “Tornado Tour,” of 2013.

This show will include special guests David Nail and Ashley Monroe.

Information regarding ticket prices and when tickets will be available is still to be announced.

 

 

Concert Announcement: ALABAMA

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

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The Erie County Fair is excited to announce country trio ALABAMA has been added to the 2015 Grandstand Lineup. The band will be taking the stage August 17, 2015 at the GUSTO Grandstand with a show beginning at 8:00pm. This is the first official 

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Grandstand announcement for the 2015 Fair. More shows will be added in the coming weeks.  ALABAMA has been making music together for four decades. Those years have brought 43 Number One singles, with 21 of them coming consecutively. Some of these classic singles include, “Tennessee River,” “Love in the First Degree,” and “Song of the South.” After selling more than 73 million albums, ALABAMA has found itself induced into the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The band is comprised of self-proclaimed “renegades,” as they shocked the country music scene in sneakers and t-shirts in a time of hats and boots. The success of ALABAMA created a revolution within country music that has led to bands blending “traditional” country sound with rock and roll.

The band will be releasing their first studio album in more than fourteen years in 2015.

Ticket information is still to come!

 

Ready, Set, Brew…

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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The 2nd Annual Erie County Fair Homebrew Competition is being judged quite a bit earlier this year (Saturday, April 25). Entry information is now available on our website. The Competition is open to all NYS residents.

So, why so early??? The Best of Show winner will have their beer brewed by Flying Bison and sold by Try-It Distributing at various local establishments in July. It will also be sold as “The Erie County Fair Beer” at all 5 Fairground locations throughout The Fair! Flying Bison will make every attempt to brew the beer will all NYS products if possible.

Entry Info: $20.00 allows up to 5 entries and includes 5 admissions to the Fair.

Drop Off: Entries can be dropped off on Monday, April 13th through Friday, April 17th between 9 AM and 5 PM (with a copy of the entry form) to the Main Office of the Fairgrounds. If entries are mailed they MUST be received by Friday, April 17th end of business day.

 Judging: Saturday, April 25th in the Ag-Grange Building

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FAIR CAMP 2015: Campers Wanted

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

 

Have you ever wondered what it is like to sleep in the barns at the Erie County Fair? Have you ever wanted to take care of and show an animal?  Have you every wondered how cotton candy is made?   

Fair Camp Web adThe Erie County Fair is excited to announce Fair Camp will return for the 7th year! Camp is open to kids ages 8-10 and their same-sex parent. Campers will have the opportunity to sleep in the barns, help take care of the animals,  ride in the Fair parade, and work with a concessionaire. The grand finale of Fair Camp is when the campers participate in their own livestock show. 

Campers and their guardians will come away from the  experience with a greater knowledge of agriculture and livestock, as well as an inside look at the Erie County Fair.

Fair Camp is FREE to attend, but due to limited space, kids must apply and be accepted in order to participate. Applications are available now here or by calling the Agriculture Education office at (716) 649-3900 ext. 6260.  Applications are due May 18th. 

The weekends for Fair Camp this year are August 14-16 and 21-23.

Past participants from Fair Camp have gone on to join their local 4-H chapters and some even exhibit regularly at the Fair. Parents of campers believe that Camp is not only a great learning opportunity for their children, but  an excellent way to spend time with their kids doing something fun.