Your guide to concerts at the 2015 York Fair
For some people, the York Fair means one thing: music. Between the 2015 Great Country Radio Stage and the concerts at the grandstand, there are plenty of acts to choose from for the 250th York Fair, which runs Sept.11-20.
For more information about any of the shows, visit yorkfair.org.
Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.: Brantley Gilbert with A Thousand Horses
Georgia-born Brantley Gilbert has found success as both a songwriter and performer since moving to Nashville in his early 20s. Gilbert's second album, "Just as I Am," spawned four hit singles and was recently re-released in platinum edition with bonus tracks. Hear him perform hits such as "Bottoms Up" and "Small Town Throwdown."
Sunday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m.: High School Bands Program followed by the 250th celebration Parade, starting at 4:30, winding through the fair and ending at the grandstand
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.: John Kay & Steppenwolf with Foghat
Most known for their biker anthem "Born to be Wild," which introduced the world to heavy metal, the Canadian-American group Steppenwolf has been performing their brand of psychedelic hard rock since 1967. Other hits include "Magic Carpet Ride," "Rock Me" and "The Pusher." The band will be joined by the hard rock group Foghat, known for their radio hits "Slow Ride" and "Fool for the City."
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.: Cole Swindell
After Swindell released an unfinished demo of the song "Chillin' It" in 2013, the song was picked up by SiriusXM radio and landed Swindell a record deal with Warner Music Nashville. Other collaborations include Luke Bryan, Chris Young and Florida Georgia Line.
Tickets: $20-$35. Information: www.coleswindell.com Twitter: @coleswindell
Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.: TNA Wrestling
Total Nonstop Action is one of the largest wrestling promotions in the world and the second largest in the United States.
Tickets: $15-$55. Information: www.impactwrestling.com
Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. Andy Grammer and American Authors
Pop-singer Andy Grammer began his career as a street performer in Los Angeles. Many years and several hits later, Grammer has established himself as a prominent songwriter and recently announced he will be on the newest season of "Dancing With the Stars." Grammer will be joined by the Brooklyn-based country-rock outfit American Authors, best known for their songs "Best Day of My Life" and "Believer."
Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Alabama
With more than 30 No. 1 records on the Billboard charts and 75 million records sold, Alabama is one of the most popular country-rock bands of all time. The band was formed by three cousins in their namesake state, and after touring and writing extensively in the '70s the group finally achieved their break with hits such as "Tennessee River," "Love in the First Degree" and "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)."
Tickets: $39-$54. Information: www.thealabamaband.com
Sunday, Sept. 20: 250th Closing Ceremony and Fireworks
5 p.m.: Chorale Groups and the Dover Area High School Band
7 p.m.: Country Music Star Lauren Alaina, Courtesy of WGTY
Lauren Alaina closes the 250th York Fair with her pop-country singalongs. The singer was the runner-up in the 10th season of "American Idol," and her new single, "Next Boyfriend," will be released on Oct. 5.
Free show. Information: www.laurenalainaofficial.com Twitter: @Lauren_Alaina
Great Country Radio Stage
The 2015 Great Country Radio Stage is sponsored by WGTY 107.7 radio. All shows are free. The stage will be next to Memorial Hall.
Friday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Kelsea Ballerini
Following the breakout success of her debut single, "Love Me Like You Mean It," singer Kelsea Ballerini has garnered attention from CMT, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country and the Huffington Post. The Tennessee native recently made her Grand Ole Opry debut and is co-headlining CMT's "Next Women of Country" tour. Catch the rising star perform her blend of pop and '90s country.
Information: www.kelseaballerini.com Twitter: @KelseaBallerini
Saturday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m.: Cam
Born and raised in Southern California, singer-songwriter Cam blends sunny vocals and uplifting melodies to create a truly unique sound in Nashville. Her songwriting has featured on Miley Cyrus' latest album, "Bangerz," and her upcoming debut features Grammy-winning producer Jeff Bhasker, whose credits include work with Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift. Hear the singer perform her hit "My Mistakes" during this live performance.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 3 p.m.: Colt Wilbur
Central Pennsylvania's own Colt Wilbur will perform a fusion of rockabilly, blues and outlaw country. The local artist is a maverick musician and a dynamic performer.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m.: Canaan Smith
Canaan Smith's new single, "Love You Like That," is one of the top-selling singles of 2015, and his songs have been recorded by the likes of Love & Theft, Cole Swindle and Jason Aldean. The singer-songwriter has earned the respect of some of Nashville's biggest names with storytelling songs that hint at a wisdom beyond his years. Smith will perform fan favorites such as "Runaway," "Mad Love" and many others.
Monday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.: Chase Bryant
With a grandfather who played alongside Waylon Jennings and uncles who co-formed the '90s group Ricochet, 22-year-old Texan Chase Bryant has always known he was destined to play music. Already an esteemed guitar player and songwriter, Bryant co-produced his debut album. The lead single, "Take it On Back," reached the top 10.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.: William Michael Morgan
This self-taught musician has been playing shows since age 12 in his hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Ten years later, he's relocated to Nashville and signed to Warner Brothers Records. Hear his hit ballad "I Met a Girl."
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. Brothers Osborne
Growing up in a family of seven, the Brothers Osborne (John and TJ) were raised in a musical household and later formed a band with their father. Years later, the pair relocated to Nashville and caught the attention of Capitol Records. The duo is currently working on their debut album.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m.: Mo Pitney
When he was injured as a child, Mo Pitney picked up his father's guitar and learned to play along to Johnny Cash's "Live at San Quentin" album. Several years and concerts later, Pitney has remained humble despite playing Grand Ole Opry and signing to Curb Records. Pitney will perform his brand of bluegrass and country fusion.
Friday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.: Locash
With more than 10 million views on YouTube and more than 150 shows a year, Locash have established themselves as one of the hardest-working groups in country music. The duo of Chris Lucas and Preston Bust received national attention when their songs were covered by Keith Urban and Tim McGraw.
Saturday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m.: Drake White
Born in Alabama, Drake White began singing in his local church at age 14. He and his band, Drake White and the Big Fire, are signed to Dot Records and are currently opening for the Zac Brown Band this summer.
Sunday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m.: Chris Janson
This 29-year-old singer-songwriter moved to Nashville after finishing high school, and the roster of artists who have recorded his work includes Justin Moore, Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr. and Joe Nichols. Janson will be performing his hit "Buy Me a Boat" and many more.