While the focus of the Delaware County Fair is harness racing, livestock contests and sales, there are some eclectic musical acts that will perform throughout the week. If you need a break, stop over at the 1550 WDLR Stage (#7 on the Fair map) and check them out.
Already performing over the weekend were Mansfield-based bubblegum hit-makers Ohio Express, the Wolfe Brothers (Australia’s top country band), and the multi-generational Voices of Ohio vocal group.
- Jon Anthony & Wishful Drinkin’ Band, 7 tonight at the 1550 WDLR Stage — This act features singer Jon Anthony Fenstermaker and lead guitarists Randy Bressler and Pat Dollenmayer performing country, rock and bluegrass. “This band plays genres from Bon Jovi to Alan Jackson,” said its Facebook page. “We like to have a great time with good company. Come join us.”
- Agent 99 Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the 1550 WDLR Stage — This five-piece Ohio-based band specializes in ’70s music. Its website described their sound as “Fleetwood Mac meets The Pretenders … and takes a Free Ride … in The Cars! Hang On, Sloopy!”
- The DiVide Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 1550 WDLR Stage — “The DiVide is a premier show dance/rock band hailing from Central Ohio area that covers all styles of popular music,” said the group’s website. Each set is different, ranging in material from Aerosmith and Jason Aldean to Young MC and ZZ Top.
- Acoustic Steel Band, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the 1550 WDLR Stage — This group’s website said it played its first show in Sunbury in 2012. The six members’ repertoire ranges from Fortunate Son and Wagon Wheel to Pontoon and Love Shack.
- Marquis 66 Band, 7 p.m. Friday at the 1550 WDLR Stage —“Marquis 66… is a Central Ohio, Rock & Roll Band for hire, that in their opinion, lived through the greatest era of music of all time,” said its website. That era is “the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, & beyond.”
- Todd Berry Band, 6 p.m. Saturday at the 1550 WDLR Stage — A runner-up on the television show Star Search, singer Berry’s website said he specializes in tributes to Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley.
- Phil Dirt & the Dozers, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion Hill Tent — Formed in 1981, this local oldies institution has played the fair for many years. Fireworks follow at 9:30 p.m.
See Saturday’s Gazette for a preview of the Phil Dirt & the Dozers concert on the closing night.
Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0906 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.