Fowler, Park, Trevino, Sarah, Bush coming to the stage
A Grammy winner, a Texas music pioneer and an alumnus of “The Voice” are a few of the credentials of artists who will be performing at the 2017 Fort Bend County Fair.
The entertainment lineup has been officially revealed, and 14 singers representing Texas music, traditional country, Tejano, and classic ‘80s rock will be taking the stage during the fair’s 10-day run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8.
Kevin Fowler, Kyle Park, Rick Trevino, Mary Sarah, and Johnny Bush are just a few of the headliners.
“We are excited to bring this group of artists together for our fair; a few of the headliners are returning, and others will be making their debut. If you like good music, you will love our lineup,” said Ernest Lawson, Fort Bend County Fair President.
Kicking off the Fair will be Texas music veteran and mainstay, Kevin Fowler on Friday, Sept. 29. Fowler returns to the fair and to his tremendous allegiance of fans he has earned through the years. Steeped in the old -school charm of classic country music, amped up with a modern energy all on his own, Fowler’s concerts are like no other.
“I think some bands have fans, but our fans are more like my road family,” Fowler said. “They have been coming to our shows and having fun with us for over 16 years now.” Opening for Fowler will be Fort Worth’s favorite son Randy Brown. Brown, a talented musician, prides himself on being a hard-core honky-tonk performer and has been previously named Academy of Texas Music Male Vocalist of the Year.
Kyle Park returns to headline the fair on Saturday, Sept. 30. Park’s influences range from George Strait to the Rolling Stones. His music continues to evolve, “I’m more comfortable with who I am as a musician and as a fan of music. It would be easy for me to keep making the same record over and over and just have fiddle and steel – a good, clean, nice traditional record. I’m not looking for shock factor, but I am looking to stand out amongst the crowd as far as pushing boundaries.” Opening for Park will be Jesse Raub Jr.
“The band and I are looking forward to playing the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo. Get ready – we are coming in hot, and it’s gonna be a good time,” said Raub.
Go Tejano day is full of top talent. Vision, Las Fenix, and Siggno will all be returning to play the fair on Sunday, Oct. 1. Las Fenix is an all-female band, who smashed their performance last year with their accordion-infused music and dance moves. Grammy Award winner Siggno, who have had a busy year playing the rotating stage at RodeoHouston, will be headlining.
Debuting at the fair will be the Tailgaters on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and an acoustic concert by East Texas Ramblers on Thursday, Oct. 5. The Tailgaters are a unique party band that will cover the classics. East Texas Ramblers, featuring Jody Booth, Jason Allen, and Tim Nichols, will offer a unique experience for all music lovers. These talented artists combine their vocals and musical skills to provide a performance showcasing their undeniable blend.
Grammy Award winner Rick Trevino will kick off the fair’s second weekend on Friday, Oct. 6. Trevino is a powerhouse vocalist and performer who had a string of hits in the mid-1990s. “Doctor Time” and “Bobbie Ann Mason” are just two of the songs that catapulted his career to new heights. Jamie Richards, the self-proclaimed country boy from Oklahoma, will bring his smooth voice and rugged sound to open for Trevino.
The darling of country music, Mary Sarah, will be coming home to perform at the fair on Saturday, Oct. 7. In 2016, America embraced the former Fort Bend County resident on the top-rated TV show in the country, “The Voice.” Her blind audition garnered her a 4-chair turn singing country’s iconic “Where The Boys Are” by Connie Francis and a spot on Blake Shelton’s team. Moses Rangel, a local favorite and a singer’s singer, will be opening for Sarah.
The prolific and legendary Johnny Bush will close out the Fair on Sunday, Oct. 8. Bush, a native Houstonian, is known for his iconic hits such as, “Green Snakes” and “Whiskey River,” which he wrote and recorded, but became one of Willie Nelson’s signature songs.
The 2017 Fort Bend County Fair will once again have nightly rodeo action, carnival rides, fried foods and a wine room. This year, the newly constructed A.P. George Livestock Barn will be home to most of the livestock judging shows. Tickets for the 2017 Fort Bend County Fair will go on sale in August.
Friday, September 29
- Randy Brown
- Kevin Fowler
Saturday, September 30
- Jesse Raub, Jr.
- Kyle Park
Sunday, October 1
- Las Fenix
Wednesday, October 4
Thursday, Oct 5
- East Texas Ramblers (acoustic concert) ft: Jody Booth, Jason Allen & Tim Nichols
Friday, October 6
- Jamie Richards
- Rick Trevino
Saturday, October 7
- Moses Rangel
- Mary Sarah
Sunday, October 8
- Johnny Bush