FAIR ANNOUNCES 2021 GRANDSTAND LINE-UP WITH HEADLINERS
OAK RIDGE BOYS (8/18) AND SCOTTY McCREERY (8/19)
Youth Fair officials have announced the 2021 lineup of entertainment acts for Berrien County Youth Fair’s 75th anniversary! The BCYF entertainment committee is excited to bring not one, but two concerts on this momentous year. Fair officials announced the original lineup back in 2020 before the pandemic, since then, one concert has made a change. Unfortunately, due to rescheduling conflicts caused by the pandemic, Granger Smith was unable to make the new date work this year for our Fair. Nevertheless, Fair officials have worked hard to find another top notch act to take his place, and are proud to bring you the following shows.
On tap for Wednesday, August 18, Fair officials will welcome the legendary country group, The Oak Ridge Boys with special guest, Emily Ann Roberts. That’s right, the whole gang, Duane, Joe, Richard and William Lee, will perform on Wednesday, August 18! The show will be welcomed by B100 and presented by Indiana Michigan Power – Cook Nuclear Plant.
Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each member remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.
Taking the stage before The Oak Ridge Boys, “The Voice” season 9 runner-up Emily Ann Roberts will entertain fans with her fresh, new organic sound for vintage country music. Emily’s debut album included original songs like “Stuck On Me + You” and “I’ve Got Forever”. Her recent single “Someday Dream” holds the message for her listeners to live out their dreams.
Fair officials are also excited to bring back ACM and CMT Award-winning country music artist Scotty McCreery on Thursday, August 19. McCreery previously performed at the Berrien County Youth Fair in 2014. The show will be welcomed by 97.5 Y Country, and presented by Honor Credit Union.
McCreery is currently rising up the charts with his hit song “You Time” from a new album due to be released later this year. His most recent album, the Gold-certified Seasons Change, featured the North Carolina-born artist’s three No. 1 hits: “Five More Minutes,” “This is It,” and “In Between.” After winning “American Idol” in 2011, he made history by becoming the first country artist, as well as the youngest male artist to have an album debut at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200. McCreery has sold more than three million albums and is also known for hit songs including “See You Tonight,” “Feelin’ It,” and “Water Tower Town.” The artist once voted both Country Music’s Hottest Bachelor and Country Music’s Sexiest Man by the readers of NASH Country Weekly Magazine has now been married three years to his high school sweetheart. Adding to his extensive career, McCreery also found time to write the book Go Big or Go Home; The Journey Toward the Dream, which was released in hardback in 2016 and paperback in 2021. Along with his die-hard fan base known as “The McCreerians,” the Berrien County Youth Fair is excited to bring this star back to the Fair to help us celebrate the 75th Anniversary.
The remainder of the shows on the 2021 Berrien County Youth Fair grandstand stage are sure to be entertaining. Officials couldn’t forget to begin the week with time honored favorite, the Tractor Pull; it will remain on Monday, August 16 at 7 pm. The pull will again be an NTPA regional event and will feature Super Farm, 3.0 Diesel Trucks, Mini Rods and Hot Farm pulls. The event will be welcomed by both News Talk 94.9 WSJM and WSJM Sports 106.1/AM 1400.
The ever popular Circus Continental will also return on Tuesday, August 17. The event will feature three FREE shows produced by Circus Continental, and welcomed by 98.3 The Coast. Circus Continental has been entertaining kids and adults alike for many years at the Berrien County Youth Fair. Don’t miss out on this family and wallet friendly show!
Returning on Friday, August 20, welcomed by Rock 107 WIRX, derby promoter TNT Demolition Derby, will bring back the crowd favorite demolition derby. Fans will see derby classes including big car limited weld, small trucks and SUV’s, Gut n’ Go front wheel drive minivans, Gut n’ Go front wheel drive small cars, big trucks and powerwheels.
On Saturday, August 21, welcomed by 97.5 Y-Country, fans will be excited to hear Bullmania is still coming to town! Fans will be entertained by the always popular, crowd favorite bull riding, and kid favorite, mutton busting. This night is guaranteed fun for all that attend!
Tickets for grandstand shows go on sale Thursday, June 24 at 10:00 am at the Fair office, online at www.bcyf.org or by phone at 269-473-1500 (ticket fees do not include gate admission).
The Berrien County Youth Fair is celebrating their 75th anniversary with the theme of “Diamonds are Fair-ever” from August 16-21, 2021.