Youth Fair officials have announced an exciting lineup of entertainment acts for the 2017 Berrien County Youth Fair! The BCYF entertainment committee has listened to the requests and put together a little something for everyone this year. Country music fans will be entertained by country duo, Brothers Osborne, on Wednesday. Thursday, demolition fans will be delighted with the return of the demolition derby, and not to be forgotten, racing fans will see the return of motocross on Saturday! Time honored favorites, the Tractor Pull, Circus Continental and Bullmania will return on Monday, August 14, Tuesday, August 15 and Friday, August 18 respectively.
Welcomed by 97.5 Y Country, Wednesday August 16 will feature hit country duo, Brothers Osborne!
Two sons from a working class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John (guitar) moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ (vocals/guitar) joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a twang-and-crunch duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. The singer/songwriter siblings recently won “Vocal Duo of the Year” at the 50th CMA Awards and have been featured on several “One’s to Watch” lists including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Paste, Country Weekly, Nashville Lifestyles and Spotify. Brothers Osborne’s debut album PAWN SHOP was released January 2016 and features their current rowdy single “It Ain’t My Fault” in addition to the GRAMMY-nominated, No.1 smash hit “Stay A Little Longer” as well as the GRAMMY-nominated “21 Summer.” Brothers Osborne completed their first-headlining The Dirt Rich Tour this past fall after previously touring with the likes of Eric Church, Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert.
Thursday August 17, the fans asked and BCYF listened. Demolition Derby is back! Welcomed by Rock 107 WIRX fans will get to enjoy the smashing and crashing of cars. A popular event in previous years, this show is sure to be a hit!
Saturday, August 19, again, the fans asked and BCYF listened. Another popular show in year’s past, the motocross is back with the high flying and racing action fans remember! Welcomed by Rock 107 WIRX; be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!
The rest of the BCYF Grandstand lineup includes the favorite weekly opener of the traditional Truck and Tractor Pull. The Super Farm Tractor, 2-Wheel Drive Truck and 4-Wheel Drive Diesel Truck Pull will be held on Monday night, August 14. The event is sponsored by Miles Truck Services Inc. and welcomed by WSJM 94.9 FM.
Tuesday, August 15th is the ever-popular Kids Day and will feature three FREE shows by Circus Continental in the grandstand, welcomed by 98.3 The Coast.
Friday August 18 fairgoers will see the classic Bullmania. This night of rodeo and bull riding fun is sponsored by Brookfield Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram and welcomed by 97.5 Y-Country.
Tickets for grandstand shows go on sale FRIDAY March 10, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Fair office, online at www.bcyf.org or by phone at 1-877-772-5425 (ticket fees do not include gate admission).
The Berrien County Youth Fair is celebrating their 72nd year in existence with the theme of “Fairadise” from August 14-19, 2017.