What does Echosmith, REO Speedwagon, Jordan Kirkdorffer, Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen, Riley Green, Home Free and John King all have in common? They all are a part of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Concert Series Line up for 2019.
The announcement was made tonight at the Elkhart County Fair Board meeting.
Echosmith will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the grandstand when it is $5 First Friday admission. Echosmith, teenage siblings from Southern California, brought a lifelong dream to fruition in 2013 with the release of “Talking Dreams.” They have performed around the globe and enchanted audiences everywhere. “Talking Dreams earned a RIAA gold certification, yielding the double-platinum breakout smash “Cool Kids,” which notched a quarter of a billion Spotify streams and the platinum-certified “Bright.” They took over radio airwaves and performed across television everywhere from Ellen to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallen twice.
Additionally John King will present a special show at Heritage Park Stage beginning at 7:30 p.m.
REO Speedwagon will return to the fair’s grandstand at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out.
New Paris Native Jordan Kirkdorffer will perform at the grandstand immediately following vesper services which begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Kirkdorffer was a contestant on “The Voice,” and a singer/songwriter is looking to make a fresh mark in today’s country music industry. Adam Levine, front man of Maroon 5, described him as multifaceted, a country singer with aspects of soul and pop. Growing up singing in the church, Jordan credits his musical influences from a vast array of artists ranging from Vince Gill, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake and Whitney Houston.
Multiple chart-topping singer/songwriter Jake Owens will be on stage at 8 p.m. Monday, July 22. With seven No. 1 songs to his name, Owen’s songs have resonated with listeners and audiences everwhere with such hits as “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Beachin’,” “Anywhere With You,” “Alone With You” and “American Country Love Song.”
Morgan Wallen with special guest Riley Green will be on stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. Wallen is making his mark on country music. His debut album “If I Know Me,” premiered in April 2018 and was soon after named one of Taste of Country’s Top 10 County Albums of the year. So far, with over 400 million combined digital streams to his credit he was spotlighted in CMT’s Listen Up “18 for 2018” class of newcomers and has earned opening spots with Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane and Jake Owen. Green was raised on the sounds of old traditional country, bluegrass and southern gospel music. His original music has already tallied over 51 million streams to date. He was named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “Artists You Need To Know.”
The all vocal (a cappella) country music sensation Home Free will be at the Elkhart County Fair Wednesday, July 24. Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 250-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 350,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013. The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.
Free first come, first serve grandstand seating is available for all shows.
Reserved track seating will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 3 for REO Speedwagon; May 17 for Jake Owen; May 24 for Morgan Wallen and May 31 for Home Free.
General admission track access – no seating – will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 10 for Echosmith.
There will be free track seating with no reserved seats for Kirkdorffer’s performance following the vesper service and King’s performance at Heritage Park Stage will have free seating with no reserved seats.
To purchase reserve seating or learn more visit 4hfair.org.