Whereas the Coronavirus pandemic wiping out virtually all the neighborhood occasions scheduled for final 12 months, the oldest county truthful in Illinois is hoping to return to normalcy this summer time.
The Knox County Honest introduced Friday that Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye are coming to the fairgrounds in Knoxville on Thursday, July 8, as a part of the Roots & Boots tour.
The three voices helped outline 90’s nation music and have mixed to amass 40 Prime 10 radio hits and offered greater than 25 million albums.
Darcy Thorp with the Knox County Honest Board says that they imagine that social distancing may be achieved within the pit.
“It’s scary as a result of we’ll all nonetheless be in all probability fascinated by this COVID factor. However, it’s such an enormous open space on the market. We expect we will actually do it safely.”
Gates are scheduled to open at 6:00 pm with the live performance beginning at 7:00.
Ty Landon with the truthful board tells WGIL that the opening act is a comparatively native act.
“The opening act this 12 months is a gentleman from Clinton, Illinois. He’s at present residing in Clarksville, Kentucky. He travels to Nashville and works within the studio there. His identify is Natu Visinia. He goes by the Natu Band.”
Visinia can be knowledgeable boxer and in music has supported headliners the Eli Younger Band, Toby Keith, Cole Swindell, and Maddie and Tae.
Grandstand tickets and observe tickets are on sale on the Knox County Fair’s website.