The Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville is one of the longest-running fairs in this area. It will be held for 10 days again this year, Sept. 5-14. It’s hard to find a country act for every night when you’re running a 10-day event, and I’m sure it would get very expensive. But the Knoxville event does have a few for us this year. Darryl Worley will take the stage on Tuesday, Spet. 9, at 8 p.m. Like most fairs, you can see the show for free with your admission to the fair, or you can get reserved seating for $7.50.
Chuck Wicks will take the stage on Thursday, Sept. 11, also at 8 p.m. The reserved seating price for his show is $5. I believe Chuck is also scheduled for our Greene County Fair this year, so for anyone in the Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol area — Greene County is a little closer fvor you. Chuck is probably best known for his hit “Stealing Cindarella.” I’m looking forward to seeing Chuck in concert this year.
Con Hunley will be the bringing the entertainment on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the 8 p.m. show. Reserved seating is also available for his show at $5 per ticket. He just finished up at the CMA Music Fest in Nashville, where he did a special concert at the Opry for his fans. His web site calls him “The Smoky Mountain, Blue-Eyed Darlin’.”
He plays piano, and he sings – and you can hear some of his songs on his web site. He’s had over 20 hits on the country charts over the years.
And last, among the country artists, at this year’s Knoxville Fair is Chris Cagle. He will close out the 10-day fair with his Sunday, Sept. 14 show. Tickets for reserved seats for Chris are $10 each.
And, for those of you who are interested, the other six days of the fair will bring you The Village People, Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m. Yes… the ones who sang “YMCA”, “Macho Man,” and “In the Navy.”
The Fairest of the Fair beauty pageant and the Junior Fairest of the Fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 is Bluegrass Day, with Blue Highway and Charlie Bays Unit performing at 7 and 8 p.m. And two rock bands will take the stage on Wednesday, Sept. 10, and Friday, Sept. 12, each at 8 p.m. Wednesday will be Foghat, and Friday will be the group Loverboy.
For more information on the Tennessee Valley Fair, visit their web site at www.tnvalleyfair.org.
That’s all for now – tomorrow night I’m heading to Winged Deer park in Johnson City to see Randy Houser’s concert. It’s at 7 p.m., so any of you in the area, head on out that direction! I’d love to see you there.
Take care, and please leave me a line or a comment soon. It’s always good hearing form all of you.