Beach Boys, Wynonna Judd play Jackson County Fair
Classic rock acts the Beach Boys and Loverboy, country musicians Wynonna Judd and Little Big Town and the pop group Boys Like Girls will be at the Jackson County Fair July 20-25, fair organizers announced Tuesday.
The Lithia Motors Amphitheater concerts all will be free with fair admission of $9 for adults and $6 for children age 7 to 12 and seniors 62 and older, up $1 from last year's entry fee. Children under 7 get in free.
The entertainment schedule is:
- Tuesday, July 20 — Little Big Town.
- Wednesday, July 21 — Beach Boys.
- Thursday, July 22 — Wynonna Judd.
- Friday, July 23 — Boys Like Girls.
- Saturday, July 24 — Loverboy.
Little Big Town is a country quartet featuring Kimberly Roads, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Phil Sweet. The group has had 12 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including "Bring It On Home" (No. 4) and "Boondocks" (No. 9).
The Beach Boys, formed in 1961, performed at the Jackson County Fair in 2008. Known for capturing the California culture of surfing, girls and fast cars, the band currently features founding members Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, along with John Cowsill, Tim Bonhomme, Randell Kirsch, Scott Totten and Christian Love.
Wynonna Judd, formerly of The Judds while performing with her mother, Naomi, has been performing solo since 1991. Her first three singles, "She is His Only Need," "I Saw the Light" and "No One Else on Earth" all reached No. 1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
Boys Like Girls is a pop band from Boston that was voted Spin.com's Artist of the Year in 2007. With two studio albums to date — the self-titled "Boys Like Girls" and "Love Drunk" — the group's "The Great Escape" reached No. 8 on the Billboard Pop 100. "Two Is Better Than One," featuring Taylor Swift, reached No. 9 on the chart.
The Canadian rock group Loverboy has four multiplatinum albums and has sold millions of records. The band formed in 1980 and had hit singles with "Turn Me Loose," "Working for the Weekend" and "Heaven In Your Eyes," among others. Its second album, "Get Lucky," reached No. 7 on the Billboard charts and sold more than 4 million copies.
For more details, see www.jcfairgrounds.com or www.lithiaamp.org.