Friday August 24th
at 9:00 a.m.
August 22, 2018 Simcoe, Ontario – the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show, is thrilled to announce the second concert performance at the Grandstand for this year’s fair.
On Friday, October 5thth a triple bill will headline the Canadian Country Smash Up featuring George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett and Emerson Drive on stage. Gates open at 6:30pm.
For well over a decade, Emerson Drive has been a staple in the country music community, known for being a band to crank out the hits, deliver electrifying stage shows and wow audiences all across North America. During their evolving career, the Canadian band has scored numerous hits such as “I Should Be Sleeping,” “Fall Into Me,” “Last One Standing” and their emotional, chart-topping ballad, “Moments.” They have racked up countless award nominations in both the U.S. country market at the ACM’s and CMA’s, as well as in Canada where they have picked up multiple trophies for Group or Duo of the Year from the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association). But it was their 2007 hit, “Moments,” that pushed Emerson Drive over the top in country music.
To call George Canyon “accomplished” would be the understatement of the century. Throughout his career he has won multiple awards including Juno Awards, CCMA and ECMA Awards to name a few. George has been inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame, recorded 12 albums and regularly performs all over the world. George Canyon’s latest album is titled Southside of Heaven. George was overjoyed to once again work with producer Jeff Johnson. The pair have collaborated on twelve brand new tracks including the current single, “Better Off In Love” and featuring wonderful renditions of Stompin’ Tom Connors’ “The Hockey Song.”
Aaron Pritchett’s legacy continues to be unstoppable. His authentic desire to connect with his fans, whether it be onstage, via his digital platforms, in person or through his music, has sustained and grown a robust and loyal fan base for well over a decade. Pritchett has charted anthems like “Dirt Road In Em”, “Let’s Get Rowdy,” “Hold My Beer (Certified GOLD),” and also appealed to the softer side with powerful hits like “Done You Wrong,” and his recent top 5 smash – “When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl.” Recently, Pritchett was welcomed back to the nomination circles with a Juno for Country Album of the Year, as well as multiple CCMA Award nominations, including Male Artist of the Year!
TICKETS for The Canadian Country Smash Up featuring Aaron Pritchett, George Canyon and Emerson Drive go on sale Friday August 24th at 9:00 a.m. Thanks to our community partners including Simcoe Reformer, Scotlynn Group of Companies and KX94.7. Purchase online at norfolkcountyfair.com, by phone 519-426-7280 x 233, or in person at the fairgrounds, 172 South Drive, Simcoe – Building #5
“Party on the Track” presented by Ramblin’ Road remains a fan favourite for our Friday and Saturday Grandstand Shows. “We are thrilled to have Norfolk County’s Ramblin’ Road Brew Farm as sponsor of Party on the Track. Having local support and the recognition that goes with it is another step in putting our great community on the map” said Development Officer Catherine Akins. “We are very happy to have been offered the opportunity to partner with the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show as a Presenting Sponsor of “Party on the Track”. I truly believe that the Fair is a showcase event for Norfolk County and as a supporter for many years, stepping up as a local small business is a real honour”, states John Picard, owner of the Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm.
Trackside Reserved seating for the Canadian Country Smash Up is $29. General Admission (standing), on the track is only $25. Tickets are limited! This will be a licensed area and only available to track patrons. Grandstand seating is free with paid admission to the Fair. Party on the Track gates open at 6:30pm on the day of show where you can enjoy your favourite Ramblin Road beverage. This is an all ages event.
Thanks to our community partners including: