Brown County Fair Grandstand Entertainment
Monday and Tuesday, August 15 & 16 AT 7:00 p.m.
Dakota Stampede Rodeo
This PRCA Rodeo Event features 7 events; Bareback Riding, Tie Down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing & Bull Riding. Also 10 lucky kids show their skills Mutton Bustin’.
Wednesday, August 17
MercyMe with Special Guest Sidewalk Prophets
MercyMe is an American contemporary Christian music band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band formed in 1994 and gained mainstream recognition with the crossover single, “I Can Only Imagine.” This elevated their debut album, Almost There, to double platinum certification. Since then, the group has released six additional studio albums and a greatest hits album. With 13 consecutive top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, 7 of them have reached No. 1.
MercyMe has won 8 Dove Awards and has had many Grammy Award nominations. April 2014, the band released its eighth studio album titled Welcome to the New. Coming from Nashville, Tennessee, Sidewalk Prophets is a contemporary Christian music band. Their single “The Words I Would Say”, is featured on WOW Hits 2010 and WOW Hits 2011. The group has won the 2010 GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year.
Thursday, August 18
Dustin Lynch with Special Guest Chris Janson
Dustin Lynch released his debut single “Cowboys and Angels” in 2012. Lynch wrote the song with Josh Leo and Tim Nichols. Country Weekly began streaming his songs, that same month on its website. His first album included, “She Cranks My Tractor” and “Wild in Your Smile.” Lynch also co-wrote James Wesley’s 2013 single “Thank a Farmer”. Lynch released his fourth single, “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep)” in 2014. This album also included, “Hell of a Night” and “Mind Reader” and was released to country radio fall 2015.
Chris Janson has written singles for Justin Moore and Tim McGraw among others, and has played harmonica for Lee Brice. The title track of his full-length album, Buy Me a Boat, was a Top 5 hit on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. This album also features the single “Holdin’ Her.”
Friday, August 19
Montgomery Gentry with Special Guest Canaan Smith
One of the most identifiable duos in the history of country music, Montgomery Gentry has been performing for crowds for over 15 years. After nearly a decade and a half, Montgomery Gentry continues to stay true to the Kentucky country music movement they helped define. No. 1 hits “If You Ever Stop Loving Me”, “Something to Be Proud Of”, “Lucky Man”, “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll with Me” has earned them ACM and CMA Awards and they have sold several million albums. Montgomery Gentry have been honored with memberships into the Grand Ole Opry and in 2015, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
Canaan Lee Smith’s debut single, “We Got Us” was released 2012 and “Love You Like That” in 2014. He was also a reality television contestant on the 15th season of The Amazing Race.
Saturday, August 20
Jake Owen with Special Guest Avenger Joe
Jake Owen signed to RCA Nashville in 2006 and released his debut studio that year. Three singles from that album reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart: his debut single “Yee Haw”, “Startin’ with Me”, and “Something About a Woman”. His second album, accounted for three more singles: “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”, “Eight Second Ride” and “Tell Me”. Jake Owen achieved his first number one hit on the country charts in 2011 with the title track to his third studio album Barefoot Blue Jean Night. That album also included “Alone with You”, “The One That Got Away” and “Anywhere with You”. Days of Gold his fourth album produced two singles with its title track, which broke the top 20 in 2014, and the number one single “Beachin’”.
Avenger Joe is a four-piece variety band created by Trent Johnson, Jason Haven, John Pettigrew, and Kaila Tingle. All four members have traveled and performed throughout the Midwest at a variety of venues. Individually, the members of Avenger Joe were part of many opening acts of different genres. Kaila was a “golden ticket” winner on American Idol in 2014. She also competed against thousand of contestants in the 2015 WE Fest karaoke competition where she won the opportunity to open for Blake Shelton on the main stage. Avenger Joe offers a set list that contains a mix of classic songs and current hits.
Sunday, August 21
R&R Total Destruction Demolition Derby
R&R Total Destruction specializes in promoting auto, truck demolition, and figure eight races. R&R strives to provide drivers and spectators with the best possible event. They promote the sport into a higher level by providing enjoyment for the spectators, fair competition, trophies, and higher prize money.