Rebecca Day and her sister Jen Day Thompson make up a swampy feeling band called "The Crazy Daysies". They are an acoustic based country music group out of Jacksonville, Florida. Both of the sisters write music. They also feature a percussionist Beau Littles when called for. Rebecca is a full time musician and also performs solo. Some of their wonderful regular clients are : Ragtime Tavern at the beaches of Jacksonville ,Brick Oven at Fleming Island in Florida, and Sven Bridges Brewery in Jacksonville. They have released an EP, several singles, and most recently a full album called Mile Markers. They have performed too at fairs and festivals including the Greater Jacksonville Fair, The Blue Crab Fest in Palatka (Florida) and and Porchfest in Jacksonville. Here is a list of their : Upcoming Shows Below is a podcast interview with Rebecca done on March 6th, 2019. It is also being featured on our website Countyfairgrounds.net - on our EntertainersforHire page - . YES, we are back to doing interviews - and hopefully we can help some of you entertainers get booked!
Arizona State Fair takes place this year - October 5th-28th, in Phoenix.. at 1826 W McDowell Rd. Some of the featured performances are (with many more on their website): featuring Gary Allan on October 5th October 10th , True Willy: Tribute to Willie Nelson AND 38 Special at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum October 11th, the Wallflowers at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum October 17th Pitbull at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum October 17th Anthrax at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum October 20th Big + Rich at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum There are a lot of various CONTESTS also - Facebook Contest, Cooking Contest, Eating Contest, Creative Contests and Livestock Entries Check out the Egyptian Exhibit - 2018 Arizona State Fair: King Tut and the Egyptian Treasures - Tickets</strong? A ONCE-IN- A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY DIRECTLY FROM EGYPT Behold the legendary treasures of king Tutankhamun Ninety six years after its amazing discovery in the Valley of the Kings or We bring Egyptian heritage to you The artifacts focus on the world-famous tomb of King Tutankhamun, Ramses II, Nifertary, Tuthmosis III, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra VII and artifacts from the Coptic and Islamic museum of art. Arizona State Fair - Pre-Fair Interview with Brianda Martinez, in Public Relations *****************
The Oklahoma State Fair is about to open on September 14th, with all kinds of new and exciting things. There is a lot of stuff to do here for the ten dollar admission costs. This is an interview with Scott Munz , Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations about all the new and great things at this years event. Listening to this for a few minutes will give you a great overview of the fair and all the fancy new fair foods they have. Come hungry and come rested and be prepared to have a great time.!!! Oklahoma State Fair - Frequently Asked Questions!
7 Rock & Roll Festivals, - or Hooligans causing a ruckus. That’s modern music in a nutshell, right? Don’t be so quick to judge! After all, you may have been one of those hooligans. Today we are reviewing 7 Rock & Roll festivals that altered public perception figuratively and literally. But first, we need to look at Rock’s roots. Beatles or Stones notwithstanding, Rock & Roll has a uniquely American flavor. March 21st, 1952: The Moondog Coronation Ball Where: Cleveland, Ohio What went right: Walk down a music store aisle 65 years earlier and you’d notice records sorted by ethnicity. One man decided music was colorblind. Sportscaster Sportscaster Alan Freed liked this Rhythm & Blues thing. And, despite being marketed towards African-Americans, young Americans did too. Record store owner, Leo Mintz, exclaimed to Freed, “Kids are rockin’ and rollin’ in the aisles to these records, but they won’t buy them!” Freed would bring R&B to the masses. Freed changed gears and became “King of Moondoggers” for WJW radio. His late-night program broadcast artists of all backgrounds to all Americans. Having cornered the market, Freed’s next move would be to host “the most terrible ball of them all.” The Moondog Coronation Ball at 3717 Euclid Avenue is America’s first Rock & Roll concert. Though pre-Civil Rights Movement, Freed’s audience was multi-racial. African-American patrons were elated to discover that their champion was white. What went wrong: Moondog’s Coronation Ball promised an eclectic lineup. It never made it past the first song. No one could have anticipated the turnout. 20,000 attendees spilled in to the 10,000 capacity Cleveland Arena. Unbeknownst to ticket holders, Freed arranged follow-up dates. A printing error omitted this detail. Counterfeiting contributed to the exaggerated attendance. Irate attendees broke the central glass panel. A riot erupted and law officials broke up the concert. July 25th, 1965: Newport Folk Festival Where: Newport, Rhode Island What went right: Bob Dylan owes his career to the Newport Folk Festival. It was the first venue he achieved national recognition. His second performance marked a public transition from acoustic to electric. What went wrong: It’s understandable that Dylan’s audience felt they held stake in his career and image. The organizer, according to roadie Jonathon Taplin, discouraged electric sound. Dylan opened with electric version of Maggie’s Farm. Boos immediately erupted from the crowd. Dylan and company left the stage after the booing made their sound inaudible. He would not play at the festival for 37 years. January 21st, [...]
32 million people attend music festivals each year. Are you interested in hosting the PERFECT Music Festival? Is yours on their radar? Hosting the perfect music festival is not easy. Talent aside, there are monetary, zoning, and scheduling considerations. County Fair USA breaks down what makes the best festivals tick. Follow each step for an event that can't be beat! Step 1) Fund your music festival Firefly Music Festival in Delaware is nothing less than an underdog success story. Their festival raised $1 million within 24 hours of launch. Yes, 24 hours plus 5 years of planning. You've got an idea, but what's your pitch? A music festival is a pipe dream without money. A sad fact is that profit is the only reason suits would take a shot on an eager upstart. Bootstrapping will be your primary option until the festival inevitably scales up (Am I being presumptuous? Of course!). Firefly built expertise hosting smaller, niche events. Investors won't take a shot on festivals that aim too high. If you're more an 'ideas kind of guy/gal', hire someone that has been down this road. Crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe let amateurs test the waters. Hell, even experienced planners use crowdfunding to quickly build capital. The premise is simple: Pitch your festival online. People from all over the world can back your project. If there is demand, it will reach appropriate funding before a deadline. Combine crowdfunding with social media for maximum exposure. Facebook Pages are mandatory! Younger attendees prefer to keep friends in the loop on Facebook and Twitter. Proposition other event managers in your niche. Most local establishments are keen to help entrepreneurs because this opens a cross-promotional avenue. Don't be discouraged if your project fails to garner adequate backing. Even festivals boasting world-famous headliners flop. Rock band 'My Bloody Valentine' agreed to headline Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England. A hostile economic climate killed its momentum. There could be a number of reasons for an initial failure. Pinpoint costs down to the last toilet paper roll and be prepared to recalculate your budget several times. Don't be surprised to break even your first time 'round. Potential backers desire some semblance of structure. Work through the remaining steps on our list before making your pitch. Step 2) Insure your music festival You name it, someone's insured it. So why not music festivals? Festivals are a profit-making enterprise like any brick-and-mortar business. City/town officials will regard it as such. Suppose an errant cigarette [...]
The Grand Ole Opry will honor George Jones on May 2nd with a public funeral. CMT will televise the service Thursday (May 2) at 10 a.m. CT. Was George Jones the greatest living country singer ever? George was born on September 12, 1931, in Saratoga, Texas. His family was quite poor. He was one of eight siblings. His father was an alcoholic. Many do not know he taught himself to play guitar. George has had amazing longevity in a business famous for 'here today gone tomorrow' country singers. In 1955 he made the country charts with "Why Baby Why". He sang under the name of Thumper Jones in 1956. He had a chart hit every decade since he began recording. There wer 14 total hits from 1959 to 1983. In 1980 he recorded a song called 'He Stopped Loving Her 'Today'. George was also famous for his drinking and drug habits in the 1970s through the 1990s. As we all know it takes something serious for a drinker to stop entirely drinking and that happened to George in a car crash in 1999. How many albums did George Jones make? Good question? 140 singles and 25 collaborated albums He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1957 and wrote songs in the 1980s. If you are into country music you have to honor George Jones for his contributions. He will be very missed.
Rick Adam/A.K.A. Professor Paddy-Whack has toured everywhere, from Maine to China. for over 30 years he's been featured on stage, television, radio, and film. He has shared venues with Garth Brooks, Livingston Taylor and Phish... to name a few. He has appeared on the PBS series “The Lonesome Pine Specials” in 1993, a video of the program was added to the Permanent Collection of the Smithsonian Institute. Also, in 1998 and 2000 he performed for Bruce Springsteen at his home in New Jersey. The video is a Mini-documentary on Rick Adam /A.K.A. Professor Paddy-Whack One Man Junk Band. The Professor's rig on wheels is a "Rube Goldburg musical contraption with a Spike Jones style wackiness." With footage shot at the Fryeburg Fair in Maine where Rick has been a featured performer for the last 25 years, he performs a "Musical Mechanical Melody of the Most Melodic Melodies Know to Modern Man!" You have to, see it to believe it! Check out his Websire
Interview - the end of June 2010 Cindy is a recording artist with Southern Tracks Records (STR). -- famous for the Atlanta Rhythm Section. STR just released her album and an additional album by with her and her daughters. Cindy started singing at age 15. Countyfairgrounds.net caught up with her singing the national anthem at one of the Braves games. On the side Cindy is a special education teacher for disabled students. She has a great sound. Solo, Harrington has kicked off the Atlanta Braves games four times with her performance of the National Anthem and has opened for internationally acclaimed motivational speakers and authors such as Wayne Dyer and Melody Beattie. She is a resident of Stone Mountain, Georgia and also spends time in Western, New York on the family property in Cherry Creek. FAVORITE MOTTO: “Dream, Plan, Act, Believe”