Walworth County Fair announces musical acts
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What: Walworth County Fair officials have announced some of the headlining musical acts playing at this year's fair, which runs Aug. 29 through Sept. 3.
Where: The main grandstand at the Walworth County Fair, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn.
Musical Acts: Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 1, and REO Speedwagon, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. The headlining act for Friday, Aug. 31 will be announced April 20.
Details: VIP and reserve bleacher tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5. They'll be available online or at the fair office. For more information, go to the fair's Facebook page or visit walworthcountyfair.com.
ELKHORN A five-time Grammy-winning country music artist is making her Elkhorn debut, and a rock favorite is returning to the grandstand this year at the 2012 Walworth County Fair.
Fair officials have announced that country music act Wynonna Judd, along with the band The Big Noise, are set to make their first appearance at the Walworth County Fair.
Judd and her backing band are set to hit the grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1.
Judd has sold more than 30 million albums as a solo act and partnering with her mother, Naomi Judd. She is working on a forthcoming album and sang an original song for "Act of Valor," a recent film about the Navy Seals.
Midwest arena rock stalwart REO Speedwagon will make its third appearance at the fair this year. The band headlines the grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2.
REO Speedwagon, which played Milwaukee's Summerfest last year, rocked the Walworth County Fair in 1993 and again in 2002.
The band returns to Elkhorn with a big sound that's sold 40 million records worldwide and has landed more than a dozen top-40s hits, including "Ridin' the Storm Out" and "Take It on the Run," along with the power ballads "Keep on Loving You" and "Can't Fight This Feeling."
Tickets for VIP and reserve bleacher seats go on sale May 5.
The headlining act for Friday, Aug. 31, won't be announced until April 20. Walworth County Fair Spokeswoman Susan Pruessing said the fair is under contract not to release the name of the act, but she confirmed Thursday that it will be a solo country artist.
"I don't think people will be disappointed," Pruessing said. "This person is red-hot. They're touring right now and they're at the top of the charts."
The fair runs Aug. 29 through Sept. 3.