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|Deadmau5 - Saturday, September 5, 2015|
An artist and genre never before at the fair will light up its Grandstand Saturday night September 5.
Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse")—a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman—will perform his headlining set in an all-ages show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 24 at 12 p.m.
"Firsts" are pretty typical for the Canadian progressive electronic music producer and performer. In 2012, he fired up the Grammy Awards telecast celebrating electronic music for the first time and was the first artist of the genre to grace a cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
He is consistently on the top rung of headliners at EDM festivals, and is often featured at the world’s top rock music festivals including this past June at Bonnaroo. This will be his first time performing at a fair, adding another distinction to his repertoire of "firsts."
The evolution of deadmau5 from experimenting with sounds and visuals on his mother’s computer in the ‘90s to a trailblazing electronic artist today still relies on experimentation. He finds new ways to transport listeners and especially a live audience into a sound and imagery explosion of musical variations, and his on stage performances are marked by this quest.
Last year he released the Grammy nominated album, "(1 < 2) ," which garnered critical acclaim as was lauded on previous releases, "4 X 4 = 12," "For Lack of a Better Name" and "Random Album Title." Singles with international chart rankings include "Soft Needs a Ladder," "Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff" and "I Remember." He has received multiple JUNO Awards and three GRAMMY nominations.
The electronic mouse helmet deadmau5 often dons while performing is a distinct feature to his stage shows and renown. Its motif instantly identifies the artist and his music.
Tickets for deadmau5 are $59 for both general admission festival standing on the floor (track) and reserved seats in the Grandstand.
|Def Leppard, Styx, Tesla - Tuesday, September 1, 2015|
Def Leppard, the British rock band with over 100 million records sold worldwide and legendary live stage shows, is joining forces with fellow platinum-selling rock icons Styx and Tesla at the Fair on opening day, September 1.
Def Leppard's career began in the late 1970s and exploded in the new wave of British heavy metal movement during the 1980s. Hit singles such as "Photograph," "Rock of Ages," "Foolin’" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" ran up the radio charts. Yet it’s Def Leppard’s dynamic stage shows and groundbreaking albums including "Pyromania" and "Hysteria" that have sustained the band’s popularity through the decades.
Styx also entered the rock world in the 1970s adding its distinctive pop styling to hard rock guitar driven music. A Styx concert draws from four decades of hits including "The Grand Illusion," "Blue Collar Man," "Lady," "Miss America," "Man in the Wilderness," "Crystal Ball," "Come Sail Away" and "Renegade."
Hard rocking Tesla has chalked up 14 million in album sales. Hit single "Love Song" off of the 1989 released and later certified double platinum album "The Great Radio Controversy" gave Tesla its own signature ‘80s power ballad. Follow-up album "Psychotic Supper" also went platinum.
Tickets for this tri-bill of powerhouse rockers are $83 and $57.
|Little Big Town - Wednesday, September 2, 2015|
Little Big Town, the GRAMMY Award winning foursome that is the reigning CMA and ACM "Vocal Group of the Year" is bringing its "Pain Killer" tour to The Great Allentown Fair at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2. Country singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe is the special guest.
The group opened for Sugarland at the Allentown Fair in 2011, a year before releasing "Tornado," its hugely successful fifth album that produced the 2X platinum No. 1 mega hit "Pontoon," the No. 1 title-track "Tornado," the GRAMMY-nominated "Your Side of the Bed," and a concert-crowds favorite, "Sober.""Pontoon" scored the group’s first-ever GRAMMY for Best Performance by a Country Duo or Group.
Tickets for Little Big Town with special guest Ashley Monroe are $45 and $30.
|Carrie Underwood - Thursday, September 3, 2015|
Carrie Underwood, the six-time Grammy award winning reigning queen of country music is performing at The Great Allentown Fair on Thursday, September 3. Special guest Josh Dorr, a new singer-songwriter grabbing country radio programmer’s attention and turning heads in Nashville, will open the show at 7 p.m.
Underwood’s celebrity keeps growing as she adds television acting and hosting to her established acclaim as a singer, songwriter, touring artist and multi music-industry award winner.
Tickets for Carrie Underwood with special guest Josh Dorr are $87 and $67.
|Eric Church - Friday, September 4, 2015|
Country singer-songwriter Eric Church has sold a lot of records, won a lot of awards and been posting a lot of high attendance numbers on his current "The Outsiders World Tour." But on September 4, he is doing something for the first time—he will perform at The Great Allentown Fair on the Friday night kicking off the Labor Day holiday weekend. Alt country group The Lone Bellow will open the show at 7 p.m.
Hailing from North Carolina, Eric Church has carved out his own niche as a country artist that blends an evolving eclectic music mix of country, rock and southern rock influences with story-telling lyrics filled with emotion and attitude. His early hit singles include "How ‘Bout You," "Two Pink Ladies," "Guys Like Me," "Love Your Love the Most" and "Hell on the Heart."
But it’s Church’s dynamic live performances that bolstered his ascent and pushed "Chief," his 2011 platinum-selling third album, to debut at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Top 200 Albums and Top Country Albums charts. "Chief" spawned two No. 1 singles "Springsteen" and "Drink in My Hand" and other hits "Creepin’," "Homeboy" and "Like Jesus Does." It took Album of the Year honors at both the 2012 Country Music Association (CMA) and 2013 ACM award ceremonies.
Church’s tour in support of his current album "The Outsiders" has ranked him number nine in selling tickets worldwide during the first quarter of 2015.
Tickets for Eric Church with special guest The Lone Bellow are $75 and $55.
|Meghan Trainor - Sunday, September 6, 2015|
Meghan Trainor, the young singer-songwriter with a string of hits that has taken the past year like a steam engine, is pulling her MTrain Tour into The Great Allentown Fair on Sunday, September 6 of the Labor Day weekend.
Her special guests Who Is Fancy and Olivia Somerlyn are also gaining major traction in the pop world. They open the show at 7 p.m.
Trainor just pulled down the top song of the year honors from the Billboard Music Awards for spending weeks atop the Hot 100 with her six-time platinum hit "All About That Bass."
Her debut album "Title" has already produced three mega hits including "Lips are Movin'" and "Dear Future Husband." The latest release off the album "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" features pop and R&B star John Legend.
Who Is Fancy is the artist that had everyone guessing his identify after releasing the single "Goodbye" on the internet earlier this year. Catching the attention of music influentials Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, Braun suggested that Jake Hagood known as "Fancy" add "Who Is" to his moniker when the song went viral and collected over 100,000 downloads. After the song hit mainstream radio, the identify of Who Is Fancy was revealed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in April.
Olivia Somerlyn is a pop musician-singer-songwriter whose most recent single "Parachute" co-written with Nick Jonas hit #1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart last year.
Tickets for Meghan Trainor with special guests Who Is Fancy and Olivia Somerlyn are $45 and $35.
|J & J Demolition Derby - Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015|
It's a Labor Day TRADITION, and a real bang up ending to the SUMMER. The J & J Demolition Derby brings its crash'em, smash'em action to the Fair's Grandstand on Labor Day Monday, September 7. The starting gun fires at 5 p.m.
This year the Fair will crown its first Beast of the East Champion after all the heats leave one car standing.
Derby tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for ages 12 and under.