Washington County Fair: July 21 - 26, 2015

Fair News

The Guess Who and Blood, Sweat & Tears step up


Classic rock superstars The Guess Who and Blood, Sweat & Tears will co-headline the Washington County Fair on Saturday, July 26. These late additions to the Fair 2014 lineup were announced less than 48 hours after original headliner, ZZ Top, cancelled the first part of their summer tour while bass player Dusty Hill undergoes doctor-recommended surgery to remove kidney stones. The Guess Who dominated Top 40 radio in the '60s and '70s with five gold (sales of 500,000) and three platinum (sales of one million) albums. Songs including American Woman, No Sugar Tonight and No Time helped provide the soundtrack to the era. The band continues to tour consistently, and includes original members Jim Kale (bass and vocals) and Garry Peterson (drums and vocals). Founded in the '60s as a rock band with touches of jazz, blues, classical and folk music, Blood, Sweat & Tears made a tremendous impact on popular music throughout that decade and the '70s. Their Grammy for the self-titled Blood, Sweat & Tears was a three-million-selling hit machine, with Spinning Wheel, And When I Die and You've Made Me So Very Happy helping cement the band's reputation for excellent musicianship and scorching live performances. "We are thrilled to announce this show," said Sandy Lang, Executive Director/Fair Manager for the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center. "Each year we work to present a diverse entertainment lineup that represents a variety of musical styles. With these additions, we hope that everyone who had planned on coming to the show on Saturday joins us for a night of fantastic songs and energy." The Washington County Fair has resumed ticket sales for the show, which begins at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The VIP area of the show will open to ticket holders at 3:30 p.m. VIP tickets are available at $25.00 each. Guests with General Admission tickets for Saturday can view the show from the natural amphitheater. ZZ Top Reserved VIP and General VIP ticket holders can use their tickets for this show. Additionally, each ZZ Top Reserved VIP or General VIP ticket holder that attends the show with their current ticket will receive two complimentary beverage vouchers in appreciation for their patience and understanding. These beverage vouchers may only be redeemed the evening of July 26, 2014 at the VIP beverage stand. ZZ Top VIP ticket holders that would like a refund will be able to find instructions at wcfairpark.com after the 2014 Fair has ended.