2013 Performers –Meet Our Performers
Caribbean Extravaganza Steel Drum Band
Hear the SOUNDS of the Caribbean…..Feel the RHYTHM of the Drums…. Our music repertoire is very extensive, covering all areas of the music world. This includes calypso, reggae, soca, pop and classical. We provide instrumental music as well as vocals and sing in five languages. Our choreographed show consists of calypso songs and limbo. During the performance we invite our audiences to see how LOW they can go! Caribbean Extravaganza Steel Drum Band was the first place winner of the 1994 World Beat Band category, Buffalo New York Music Awards.
See them perform: Thursday, August 1 on the Main Stage, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jonesie and the Cruisers:
Wednesday 7:30 pm on the main stage
2nd Time Around:
The name “2nd Time Around” describes not only our music, but us as musicians as well. We specialize in the music of the 1950s through the ’80s, the true roots of rock and roll. Oh, we’ll sneak in a few newer ones but, overall, 2nd Time Around is true to the essence of rock and roll. http://www.2ndtimearoundband.com/
Wednesday 5pm on the covered stage
We love to play and preserve old-time music. Our multi-talented musicians play fiddles, guitars, harmonicas, banjos, penny whistles, button accordions, mandolins, concertinas, dobros, Scottish smallpipes, even washboards, washtub bass, and spoons. We present a varied program of fiddle tunes, old country songs, lovely old classics, bluegrass, train songs, Irish and Scottish music. We play and sing and have a good time. Thursday noon on the main stage
Craig Wilkins:Craig has been heard on legendary radio stations WSM, Nashville, WWVA, Wheeling, and numerous others throughout the states, and Europe. He has also been featured on television programs broadcast nationally.
The list of internationally known artists Craig has opened for is extensive. Simply put, he has opened for everyone from Kitty Wells to Brad Paisley and dozens of others. In his still growing career, Craig, has performed on the stages of the Grand Ole Opry, Appalachian Jubilee, Jamboree USA, Tennessee Barn Dance, and many other venues.
From the late 90′s through the present Craig has kept busy performing at fairs, festivals, churches, schools, and everyplace between and beyond. In all the years he has performed Craig has never missed a performance date. He has never turned away any request to perform wherever he is called. He is at home on a main stage opening for a Nashville Super star or just as at ease singing for a group of seniors confined to a health care facility.
In the three decades he has been in the business, he has been a supporting act, opened for, interviewed or promoted over a hundred Nashville Stars.
Not bad for a guy that never left the security of his small hometown of Akron, New York. http://www.craigwilkins.com/about.htm
Thursday 7PM on the covered stage.
K9sinFlight: “homeless to high flying” at the Niagara County Fair
K9s in Flight is a show you can’t miss. This scripted and choreographed show features “World Class K9 Athletes”. Not only will you be entertained by their high flying entertainment you can meet the K9 Stars after the show, and learn a few ‘training secrets’. This dynamic show includes top amazing K9 sports, including K9 Dock Diving, High Jump and Frisbee, all in a fun, High Flying atmosphere. While you are enjoying the show, you will also be educated in the importance of pet adoption, exercise, nutrition, and the special bond between humans and dogs. All of the K9s in Flight’s stars have been rescued or adopted from shelters all over the country. These “homeless to high flying” dogs will give you a new appreciation for pets. These amazing dogs are not only incredible athletes, but they are family as well. This all ages show will leave you amazed and smiling!
See them near the Milk Bar daily! Show times are:
W-T-F: 1:30 – 4:30 – 7:30
Sa: 11:00 – 3:00 – 5:00 – 7:30
Su: noon – 2:00
Lenny Revell started out with piano lessons at the age of 9, wrote his 1st song at 16, and tackled vocal lessons at 19. Emerging slowly in the public’s eye in 2005, Lenny has gradually built up recognition and a following that is unique in Western New York. He’s the only one that does his style in the area, and has since he gravitated to NYC to perform in countless clubs, venues, and organizations out there. His album “Lesson” has been covered by countless media sources with equal praise, and he’s graced both TV and radio for equal amounts of time performing and getting interviewed. Praised by legendary songwriters Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, as well as actor Michael Douglas, and was promoted by recording artist Gavin DeGraw to “go see Lenny”, his influence is being felt in circles all over.
Thursday at 3:30pm on the covered stage
The 90 west band is a high energy country band playing music from artists such as Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and many more of today’s popular artists. Formed approximately 11 years ago, the band is made up of musicians from some of western New York’s current and former top local bands. They have shared the stage or opened for more than 30 of Nashville’s brightest stars, such as Trace Adkins, The Band Perry, Gary Allan and others. We’re sure to keep you entertained and dancing all night long. http://90west.com/
Friday 7:00pm on the Main Stage
“Hometown Favorites”, Magicians Rob & Carol Allen return by popular demand to this year’s Niagara County Fair. Favorites of both young & old alike, Rob & Carol have entertained internationally, and have worked with many show business personalities. They will be performing two shows Friday, Aug 2 at 8:00 & 9:00 p.m. on the covered stage.
A circus skills performer Clumsy mixes Magic, juggling, unicycling and comedy.
Friday 4:30pm to 9:00pm on the pavement
Classic 70′s and 80′s rock tribute band.
Saturday 7:00pm on the main stage
Gravitational Bull (www.gravitationalbull.com)
So much more than juggling. Gravitational Bull performances contain magic, comedy, balloon twisting, storytelling, ball & plate spinning and balancing. So whether you’re amused or amazed, stand back, because they’re throwing stuff around!
Dave and Kyle Fultz are a father-and–son team of professional jugglers that have been performing in the Western and Central New York areas for the past several years. A veteran of many juggling conventions and workshops, Dave’s unique style is a blend of contemporary object manipulation with a touch of Vaudeville. Kyle, on the other hand, took up the age-old art when he was fourteen. Now, at 25, Kyle is an accomplished juggler who tends to favor today’s modern jugglers rather than the more traditional styles.
Sunday August 4th at 2:00pm
Drawing on many years of experience such as providing the Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival sound and lighting since 2001, leading to a successful run with the Lochside Celtic Band (and Duo). Tom has opened for international acts the Red Hot Chili Pipers and Enter The Haggis as well as headlining and been a main stage performer at many Celtic festivals. Tom is “road-ready” for Celtic entertainment having performed in Canada, Virginia, Pennsylvania and all over New York State. The Band features Tom on vocals/guitar/piano/mandolin, Jane Bristol on violin/vocals, Tim Bristol on bass/vocals and John Lynch on drums/vocals. Tom was a long time Niagara County 4-H member and 1975 English Trail Champion in the Niagara County 4-H Horse Show. Special guest performer will be Evan Keefer, the ”Bagpiper Of Wilson”. All are lifelong residents of Niagara County.
Don’t miss out on the fun. Traditional. Modern. Inspirational
See them perform: Friday, August 2 on the covered stage, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm