Carroll County Fair
August 6-10, 2019 at Schell Park, Milledgeville, IL •

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Jerrod Niemann

Carroll County Fair Welcomes Jerrod Niemann!

LIVE IN CONCERT AT 8PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019

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After almost a decade as a major-label artist, prolific Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann has put his heart on his sleeve like never before with the patriotic anthem, “Old Glory.” Describing the resolute ballad as “100 percent heart, zero percent politics,” the singer-songwriter wrote the track in honor of U.S. soldiers following the 2017 Tongo Tongo ambush in Niger. A veteran of multiple USO Tours, Niemann knew how much those heroes were willing to sacrifice in the name of duty – from missing their children’s first steps and soccer games to holidays, anniversaries and so much more. He performed “Old Glory” live for the first time during that year’s USO Holiday Tour, and is now bringing it to the American public.
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brooke byam and the people
Brooke Byam & the peOple open at 6:30pm Friday, August 9, 2019
Free with Jerrod Niemann ticket

The peOple are a band of adventurous souls who have been drawn together by one Muse to form a higher and ever-expanding expression of the music within them, leaping faithfully into their chosen destiny. Their current base camp is in Clinton, Iowa, a few hundred feet from the Mississippi River in a revived 19th century building. Their life is their music, and their music is as deep, dark, mysterious and fertile as the ancient valley beneath their feet. The peOple's music has been described by fans and fellow musicians as "rough and raw Americana," "western gypsy folk-rock," "country-soul," "ethereal translation" and many other strange combinations of words. (It could more generally be called a fusion of genres textured by the vast musical and personal history of all characters involved and inspired by The Muse).

The peOple consist of Brooke Byam (lead vocals, Rhodes piano, bass), Bo Coleman (lead electric guitars, mandolin, banjo), and Marques Morel (drums, rhythm guitar, harmonica, vocals), and they are occasionally joined by a side-man on saxophone. The peOple typically rotate their instruments and roles throughout a show, creating different sonic atmospheres and cinematic storylines from song to song. Their limited-edition, self-titled debut EP was recorded in three days in July 2018, and released just hours before the band embarked on their first national tour. Currently, the band is in the studio working on their first official full-length album. Their single "Undeniable" was released in October of 2018 and has quickly aroused intrigue as an out-of-the-box love ballad infused with elements of R&B, jazz and retro rock.

For more information, visit musicthepeople.com.

Friends of the Fair 50/50 Raffle

Help keep the Carroll County Fair tradition alive and well! Buy your 2019 Friends of the Fair 50/50 raffle tickets today! Available from any board member and select businesses before the fair; and in front of the fair office from 3-8pm during fair week. Drawing will be at 8pm Saturday, August 10, 2019 on the main stage. Cost is $5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10.