Saturday Night, August 10th . . . The Kentucky Headhunters On Stage For The 71st Washington County Fair - The Independent-Journal: Coming Events

Saturday Night, August 10th . . . The Kentucky Headhunters On Stage For The 71st Washington County Fair

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Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:00 am

Washington County Fair Board President Randy Fryman has been happy to spread the word about this year’s entertainment at the 71st Annual Washington County Fair.

Randy said, “We’ve got a great combination of music. I think, we think, that there will be something for everyone.”

The four nights of the Fair, Wednesday through Saturday, August 7th thru 10th will include homegrown talent on Wednesday night with the always popular Talent Show. The Talent Show is a long tradition that gives area talent from young to old a chance to be on stage at the Fair.

Thursday night the stage takes a break with the Livestock Auction that features some of the best cows, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats and rabbits from around the area. Youth groups through 4H and FFA compete for prizes during the Fair through extensive professional judging and then have the opportunity to take their projects to market as they are sold to the highest bidder on Thursday night.

Friday night this year will showcase some of the best local talent to be on stage. President Fryman shared, “This idea was brought to the Board, and everyone liked it. Here’s a great chance for these area acts to be center stage at the County Fair. We’re very happy to present them and know they’re excited to be on stage. It will be a great night with a big variety of music!”

The Friday night lineup includes Tom Kennedy, Paula & Roger, Izzie and the Cloud Jumpers with special guest Mikayla Gunn, Dustin Coleman, The Last Boyscouts and The Thomlinson Brothers Band. Music will start at 6 p.m. on Friday night to give all the acts ample time to play for the fans. Also, mid-way through the evening there will be a special guest on stage. None other than Smokey Bear, the Forest Service’s official mascot for 75 years. Smokey will be celebrating his 75th “birthday” on Friday, August 9th and everyone will have a chance to celebrate with him.

Saturday night will feature music by Brandon Scherffius at 7 p.m. followed by the popular Raelyn Winick and then taking the stage at 9 p.m. will be The Kentucky Headhunters.

The Kentucky Headhunters have a great following that appreciates their unique style of music. Self-described as rock, country, blues, jazz, bluegrass and others mixed in, The Kentucky Headhunters continue to travel and share their original style with fans across the country. Using the Washington County Fair as an example; the band is playing in Austin, Texas on Friday night (the 9th, and also just a little ironic that they’d be going from Austin to Potosi, huh?) then Potosi on Saturday the 10th and then on to Duluth, Minnesota on the 11th. The schedule they keep shows the dedication they have for their music, grinding on, keeping it out there. The band started in the late 60’s as  Itchy Brother, it evolved and grew picking up and losing a member or three along the way, but keeping the true sound and feel of their music through it all. The Kentucky Headhunters will have a blast at the Washington County Fair this year, and you’re invited.

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