By Wendy Oaks
Local thespians to dazzle the audience with classic country music of Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton
Spectators at this weekend’s Draft Horse Classic will enjoy special musical entertainment provided by local performers Chris Crockett, Kris Stepanian, and Nancy Keith. Throughout the evening performances and at Sunday’s late afternoon performance, this dynamic trio will dazzle the audiences with the classic country music of Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton.
These three talented performers are regulars at Off Broadstreet Theatre in Nevada City and each have their own special charm. Chris Crockett, performing as Willie Nelson, is a singer, songwriter and actor, and has performed all over the United States. Nancy Keith, performing as Dolly Parton, is an actress who has won numerous awards for her acting talent. Kris Stepanian, performing as Patsy Cline, is an award winning vocalist, and has performed as both a vocalist and an actress throughout California and Nevada.
Additional entertainment can be found at the Harvest Fair, which takes place at the Fairgrounds during all four days of the Classic. Enjoy Bluegrass, Western & ‘Old-Time’ music, cowboy poetry, and stories of the old west. These toe-tapping, hand-clapping, crowd-pleasing performances take place on the Pine Tree Stage, beneath the shady tall trees where you can sit a spell and take in the show. This year’s local performers include Sidewinder, a Western Swing band; Sourdough Slim, a yodeling cowboy comic and songster; Buffalo Gals, a good-time string band; Larry Ilg, a cowboy poet; Bill Schultz, a cowboy poet; and the Chillbillies, a rockabilly /country surf band. These performers will be entertaining throughout the weekend on the Pine Tree Stage at the Fairgrounds. Visit www.NevadaCountyFair.com for a schedule.
The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair starts Thursday and runs through Sunday, September 25 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. While there is a charge for Draft Horse performance tickets, admission to the Fairgrounds is free for the Harvest Fair activities. In addition to live entertainment, there is a world class art show, Treat Street goodies, vendors with western wear and items, a clogging jamboree, a live shoeing competition, community exhibits, and barn visits.
For Draft Horse Classic performance tickets, call the Fair office at 530-273-6217 or stop by the Arena box office. Visit www.NevadaCountyFair.com for additional information.
Publicist, Nevada County Fairgrounds
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Nevada County Fair August 8 – 12, 2012
Draft Horse Classic September 22 – 25, 2011
Halloween at the Fairgrounds October 29, 2011
Country Christmas Faire November 25 – 27, 2011
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