Country stars, legends highlight Fort Bend County Fair lineup
From toe tapping to hip shaking, the 2016 Fort Bend County Fair’s entertainment lineup has something for everyone.
The boot scootin’ line up is jammed with hot country acts and a few legends.
The fair will kick off with Red Dirt music mainstay, Stoney LaRue. LaRue is known for his high-energy live shows and has a huge fan base following. William Michael Morgan, who is currently on the Billboard country chart with “I Met a Girl” will headline on Sept. 24. Morgan is credited with being an artist who is carrying the traditional country flag and going steep to keep traditional country on the airwaves. On Sunday, the fair will celebrate Go Tejano Day with several acts leading up to Bobby Pulido’s evening concert. Returning to the fair on Wednesday, Sept. 28, will be the ever entertaining, Shinyribs. Shinyribs’ unique onstage presence will keep the crowd moving and rocking.
The Texas Tornado, Tanya Tucker will take the stage on Friday, Sept. 30. Over the course of her career, Tucker has produced 23 Top 40 albums and
56 Top 40 singles, out of which 10 have reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Her best-known songs include “Delta Dawn” and “San Antonio Stroll.”
Country music’s talented heartthrob, Glen Templeton, returns on Saturday night, Oct. 1 and said, “I am looking forward to coming back and putting on a great show.”
To wrap up the fair, the iconic Johnny Lee will be singing the songs we all know and love. Lee is returning to the fair and told fans to, “Expect a good time.
“You get to hear all the hits and some new music. We will hug some necks and sign some autographs after the show, it is going to be a good time,” he said.
The 2016 entertainment lineup goes deep with talent and has something for everyone to enjoy.
“It is a true mix of musical artists that represent a wide range of music. From hot new country headliners to iconic legends, our lineup is jammed with entertainment,” said Cindy Schmidt, Fort Bend County Interim Fair Manager. “Our fair works hard to bring the best for our fairgoers.”
The 80th Annual Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds.
In 1984, the Fair’s entertainer lineup included George Strait, who was and is still one of the hottest acts in country music.
“The Fort Bend County Fair has played an important role in the community, not just as an event that brings families and friends together every year, but also in its mission to support education programs and help kids in Texas achieve their dreams,” Strait said. “Congratulations to the fair on its 80th anniversary!”
Friday, Sept. 23, is opening day and the parade will kick things off at 9 a.m. Visit www.fortbendcountyfair.com for a full schedule of events or ticket information.
Fort Bend County Fair 2016 Entertainment Lineup
Stoney LaRue with Jody Booth opening
William Michael Morgan with Max Stalling opening
Bobby Pulido (full day of musical entertainment including Masizzo)
Glen Templeton with