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Dodge County announces fair musical artists

February 13, 2019 GMT

BEAVER DAM -- The acts for this year’s Dodge County Fair were recently released and are set for Aug. 14-18.

This year’s acts include two rock groups, a classic country band and a budding band out of Nashville.

The Badger State Tractor Pull will kick off the 2019 Dodge County Fair on Wednesday. The tractor pull will include various pro stock tractors and some of the top-running diesel trucks in the country.

The fairest of the fair competition at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the WTKM Stage.

The country band Sawyer Brown will perform on the stage on Thursday. The band, founded in 1981 in Florida, and has soared to the top of the country charts with such hits as “Step That Step,” Some Girls Do,” and “Thank God For You.” Sawyer Brown has released 20 studio albums of which three have been certified gold in the United States for sales of 500,000 copies.

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On Friday, the Nashville-based band Lanco performs on stage. The band was founded in 2015. They released their debut four-song extended play record, titled Extended Play in April 2016. They also released their first single from the album, “Long Live Tonight” and another one of their songs, “Greatest Love Story,” which reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts at the end of 2017.

On Saturday, two classic rock bands, Great White and Slaughter will play.

Best known for their Grammy nominated best hard rock performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums and clocked the top of MTV four times.

Slaughter is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum.

The band reached stardom in 1990 with their first album “Stick It to Ya,” which spawned several hit singles including “Up All Night,” “Spend My Life,” “Mad About You,” and “Fly to the Angels.” The album reached double platinum status in the United States.

Last year’s headlining Saturday concert performers were Grand Funk Railroad and Foghat.

On Sunday, there will be a demolition derby, a tractor pull and a truck pull.

The concert series, tractor pull and all other grandstand entertainment are free with paid gate admission to the fair. Daily gate admission is $7 before noon; or $10 after noon. Children age 9 and under are free. Season tickets are $27 in advance or $35 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at most Dodge County banks, Rechek’s Food Pride, Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly or at the fairgrounds office.