Joe Nichols Debuts “Never Gets Old” During Wayne County Fair

WAYNE – Concert-goers had their taste of country music Saturday night with three different performances on stage.

There was high flying wrestling, more fun with carnival rides and music entertainment as the 95th annual Wayne County Fair continued Saturday.

President of the Wayne County Fair Board, Kevin Davis said the stage was set up earlier as people were securing their spots right away.

“People always come in early and they try and pick their favorite spot,” said Davis. “Some want to be close, some want to be further back. It’s kind of wherever everybody wants to be, but it’s kind of a nice deal.”

The Dylan Bloom Band took the stage followed by the concert headliner of Joe Nichols in the grandstand area while Cactus Flats performed in the beer garden.

Joe Nichols talks more about how is his new album, “Never Gets Old”, is definitely a traditional country record.

“Country music sometimes can me very picky about wanting something progressive,” Nichols added. “The latest term for that was “bro-country” and I think with what we did with this album I think it’s time it feels like country music is feeling like it’s shifting a little bit that way again.”

With the 100th anniversary approaching the Fair Board is always on the lookout for their concert headliner.

“Like I said after the Fair here we’ll start probably another week or so looking for entertainment again and see who we come up with,” Davis mentioned. “You never know what’s it going to cost, so you got to start now because if you wait they just get higher priced.”

The River City Carnival will open one last day on Sunday at 1 p.m. From the ferris wheel, zero-gravity to many games and food there was a lot of fun to be had. Wrist bands cost $25 for the entire day as individual tickets will also be sold.

Impact Pro Wrestling was on hand with three performances with hard hitting, high flying and three-count pins. All members in the crowd had a great time and there will be three more showings Sunday afternoon near the comfort station.

Sunday night will conclude the 2017 Wayne County Fair as the demolition derby is on tab to start around 6 p.m. The kids Power Wheels Derby will take place prior in the grandstand arena as live entertainment will cap off the night at 9 p.m. from Mrs. Bigley & The Boys.

Also, the Mud Volleyball Tournament will take place in the southwest part of the main parking lot starting at 9 a.m. and Sweet Tooth Contest (pie judging) will be held at Noon in the Little Theatre.

Admission is $15 to get into the fairgrounds as those 12 and under are free.

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