Two more musical acts have been added the 2019 Shenandoah County Fair.
Country music legend Charlie Pride and Christian music band Casting Crowns will perform at the fair. Tom Eshelman, the general manager of the Shenandoah County Fair Association, said that he is excited Pride is coming to this year's fair.
“Shenandoah County Fair has always done well with legendary figures like Charlie Pride, and the fair crowds have always responded well to them,” Eshelman said.
Pride is a multiple Grammy award winner who has sold tens of millions of records worldwide and has amassed 52 Top 10 country hits over his 50-year career.
Eshelman also expressed excitement for the Casting Crowns show.
“We have an incredible show planned with the Casting Crowns,” he said. “It should be one of the largest contemporary Christian shows we’ve run. They’ve sold out big arenas before, and to have them come to a county fair level due to our community is exciting.”
Casting Crowns has sold over 11 million records since the band’s formation in 1999. The group took home the Grammy for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album for its album “Lifesong” in 2005.
Pride will perform at the fair at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, while Casting Crowns will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30.
Tickets for the shows will go on sale online March 1 at www.shencofair.com. There will be three types of reserved seating available: $50 for premium track-side seating, $40 for regular track-side seating, and $30 for grandstand seating.
The Shenandoah County Fair will be open Aug. 26-31. Tickets go on sale March 1.
For more information, contact the fair office at 540-459-3867.