Ozark Empire Fair Grandstand Acts Announced
Celebrate the 75th Ozark Empire Fair July 29-Aug. 7, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. This year’s fair boasts an impressive lineup of music and entertainment.
“We’re excited about the line-up of talent booked for the 2011 fair,” said Ozark Empire Fairgrounds’ General Manager, Elvin Dunn. “To celebrate our 75th year, we’ve set aside 750 tickets to each act that we’ll price at $7.50. We’ll also keep the General Admission cost at $6 for the third consecutive year and parking is FREE before 3pm.”
The 75th Ozark Empire Fair kicks off July 29 with Family Night, featuring the hit music and comedy of Playhouse Disney’s Imagination Movers at the Grandstand. Now filming their third season for Playhouse Disney, the Imagination Movers have sold more than 200,000 CDs and DVDs to date. Critical acclaim includes nods from Entertainment Weekly and the New York Times, which reported the Movers are “prized by many parents for non-condescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers.” In 2009, the Imagination Movers won a Daytime Emmy Award from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for outstanding original song in the children’s show/animation category.On July 30 Smash Mouth takes the stage. With a new album scheduled for release July 19 and smash hits like “I’m a believer” (featured in the musical Shrek) and “Walkin’ on the Sun,” Smash Mouth is sure to have the crowd singing along.
Country music fans can enjoy the combination of country music’s legendary Dwight Yoakum and his opening act, rising star Ashley Monroe, July 31. Two-time Grammy winner Dwight Yoakum has a staggering 21 Grammy nominations. Ashley Monroe is an American country music singer-songwriter. She has released two solo singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, "Satisfied" and "I Don’t Want To."
On Aug. 1, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound combines with the Hosea Bilyeu Family to entertain the crowd with their special southern gospel sound.
On August 2, the Fair welcomes Grammy-nominated-legendary-music icons Three Dog Night! They’ll perform a string of hits heard on radio, TV and in major motion pictures like “Mama told me (not to come)” and “Joy to the World.”
The Happy Together Tour on Aug. 2 is certain to stir many happy memories of togetherness for the crowd! Enjoy favorites from The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Grass Roots featuring Rob Grill, The Association, The Buckinghams and Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders. Songs like, “Elenore”, “I’d Wait A Million Years”, “Never My Love and Mercy”,” Mercy, Mercy” and many more will appeal to loyal fans and forge new links with younger generations as well.
NEW for the 75th Ozark Empire Fair celebration is Bull Blast! Join the excitement Aug. 4 as bull riders from all over the country try to hold on for eight seconds.
The ever-popular Truck & Tractor Pulls return Aug. 5 and 6 and the Demolition Derby concludes the fair Aug. 7.
All seats for grandstand concerts are reserved. Place your order online at www.ozarkempirefairtix.com, or call (417) 833-4FUN (4386).
Ticket prices for Ernie Hasse & Signature Sound are $7.50, $10, $13, $16. Tickets to Imagination Movers, $7.50, $10, $15, $20, Smash Mouth, $7.50, $15.50, $17.50, $22.50 and Dwight Yoakam and Ashley Monroe concert is $7.50, $20, $25 or $30. Tickets to Three Dog Night and Happy Together Tour are $7.50, $15, $20, $30. Ticket prices for the Bull Blast, both Truck & Tractor Pulls and the Demolition Derby are $7.50 or $10. As an additional value, the back of each concert ticket features a coupon from Hardee’s. Gate admission to the fair is not included in concert ticket purchases.
For Grandstand details and other 2011 Ozark Empire Fair events, go to www.ozarkempirefair.com or call (417) 833-2660