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Appalachian Fair's main stage entertainment to host wide range of performers

August 15th, 2014 9:10 am by Staff Reports

Appalachian Fair's main stage entertainment to host wide range of performers


The Appalachian Fair’s main stage entertainment will feature a wide range of talented performers throughout the week.

Country artist Tyler Farr will kick off the fair’s main stage entertainment at 8 p.m. on Aug. 18. Hailed as a breakout new country male vocalist, Farr broke through the country and all genre charts last year with his debut album “Redneck Crazy.” The Missouri native’s dry wit and energetic live show have earned him industry recognition as a 2014 CRS New Faces of Country Radio and 2014 Music Row “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” nominee, as well as rave reviews for his coveted opening slots touring with Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Lee Brice.

The popular country vocalist Thomas Rhett will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Aug. 19. From his first single “Something To Do With My Hands” to the playful “Front Porch Junkie,” Rhett has been revealed as a solid country artist with a distinct urban streak. Although primarily country, Rhett’s music has notes of rock and hip-hop as well. Eight months after its release in 2010, country music star Jason Aldean cut Rhett’s single “I Ain’t Read to Quit” for his own album “My Kinda Party.”

Parmalee is another band in the fair’s star-studded entertainment lineup. The band will perform at 8 p.m. on Aug. 20. The band is the first multi-member country act to garner a No. 1 single since Florida Georgia Line on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts. Parmalee received a nomination for “Choice Country Group” at this year’s Teen Choice Awards. From their smash hit “Carolina” to the newly released single “Close Your Eyes,” Parmalee’s music is gaining critical praise across the music industry.

Tennessee native Craig Morgan will perform at 8 p.m. on Aug. 21. Morgan has charted 17 times on the Billboard country charts. His top hits include “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “Almost Home” and “Redneck Yacht Club.”

Chase Rice will light up the main stage at 8 p.m. on Aug. 22. Rice, who co-wrote the Florida Georgia Line hit “Cruise,” Rice’s repertoire includes both racy songs like “Ride” and sentimental charmers like “Carolina Can.”

The opening act for the final night of the fair will be For King and Country, who will begin their show at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23. This Australian-American Christian pop duo was named by Billboard as one of the New Artists to Watch in 2012. The music magazine American Songwriter described the duo as “Australia’s answer to Coldplay.”

The final concert of the Appalachian Fair will be performed by Francesca Batistelli, who will begin her show at 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 23. The Grammy-Award nominee has been established as a star in the genre of Christian music, and her popular songs include “Free to Be Me,” “Write Your Story” and “Beautiful, Beautiful.”

Reserved seating for the Appalachian Fair’s entertainment is $8. For more information, visit 

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