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|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.
|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.
|Jim Gaffigan - Sunday, September 6, 2015|
Jim Gaffigan, one of the hottest comedians on the touring circuit and television today, will perform at The Great Allentown Fair on Sunday, September 6 at 8 p.m.
Gaffigan is currently starring in “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” a TV Land series inspired by his real life finding “a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite”—the fodder for his comedy routines for years.
His infamous bits on “Comedy Central Presents” hysterically celebrate being lazy and eating goodies like Hot Pockets, cake and BACON!
The Great Allentown Fair is proud to present Jim Gaffigan on the Grandstand stage that has hosted such comedy legends as Johnny Carson, Jonathan Winters, Red Skelton and many more.
Tickets for Jim Gaffigan are $49 and $29.
|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.