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It's free: Du Quoin Fair announces beer tent entertainment line-up

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Posted on 6/28/2019, 3:39 PM

Du Quoin, IL -- This year's lineup for the Du Quoin State Fair beer tent features a bevy of dynamic artists ranging from hybrid country to classic rock.
The LACS will perform Friday, August 23. They are a fresh breed of country merging rap and rock genres to create something entirely new. The blend sounds like it shouldn't work, but so does chicken and waffles. Not many artists can give John Denver's "Country Road" a hip-hop facelift and survive it, but these guys did--and they made it their own. Heavy guitar accompanied by twangy Americana rap will surely keep your toes tapping! It's no wonder two albums have reached the Top Five on Billboard's rap and country charts, and they've sold over 200,000 albums and 400,000 digital tracks. On August 23, experience the rich flavor of the rural south with a dash of urban grit that transcends music into a cultural celebration.
Saving Abel performs Saturday, August 24. The band exudes a stage presence that can only be described as infectious. Hits like "Addicted," "Love Sick Suicide," and "Blood Stained Revolution" ooze angsty explosiveness and ferocious energy that fuels the crowd. Saving Abel is a must see on August 24.
The Neverly Brothers play Sunday, August 25. They are a powerful rock & roll tribute band inspired by early-American rockabilly artists and British Invasion bands. Their historic presentation of rock history is told through high energy performances that offer a new-found appreciation for the music of yesteryear. You'll be thoroughly entertained with chronological song sequence, stories behind the music and vintage wardrobe changes. Their library includes colorful renditions ranging from Elvis to The Rolling Stones. Their one-of-a-kind stage performance will take you on a musical expedition through time.
"We have been working tirelessly with management agencies to secure the best talent possible for this year's Du Quoin State Fair," said Josh Gross, Du Quoin State Fair Manager. "Our mission is to provide a dynamic musical journey that offers something for everyone."
Here is the complete lineup for the beer tent entertainment:

Friday, August 23:
6:00 pm Three Day Weekend
8:30 pm The Lacs

Saturday, August 24:
2:00 pm Karaoke Contest
5:00 pm Neil Dover
8:30 pm Saving Abel

Monday, August 25:
2:00 pm Neil Dover
5:00 pm Neverly Brothers
8:30 pm Four Deep

Tuesday, August 27:
5:00 pm Clayton Mann
8:30 pm 4 Play

Wednesday, August 28:
5:00 pm Jack Hoult
8:30 pm Mickey Utley Band

Thursday, August 29:
5:00 pm 1973
8:30 pm JWR Band

Friday, August 30:
5:00 pm Chris McGee
8:30 pm Charles Lueker Band

Saturday, August 31:
2:00 pm John Ryan
5:00 pm Miles Station
8:30 pm Johnny Rockitt

Sunday, September 1:
2:00 pm Year 12
5:00 pm Brandon Maddox
8:30 pm Back Country Road

Sunday, September 2:
5:00 pm Boom Box

The Du Quoin State Fair runs from Aug. 23-Sept. 2. Admission to this year's fair is free.