The Fayette Citizen-Weekend Page
Wednesday, September 29, 1999
Kiwanis fair full of music

Weekend Editor

When the Fayette County Kiwanis fair kicks off this Thursday, the sound of music will emanate for nearly 10 straight days. This year's fair has more entertainment than in years past, promising something for everybody. Many of the acts will be local, giving the community a chance to see how rich in talent this county really is.

Thursday kicks off with a Christian contemporary band called Revival. They have been together for five years and have played all over the region, appearing regularly at the Hollandville Opera House. Revival is the only musical act scheduled for Thursday night and will take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday also offers some local bands to the stage. At 6 p.m., Al Gaskins and his band will play an assortment of Christian, country and oldies. They will be warming up the stage for the band Southpaw, going on at 8 p.m. Southpaw will also have a special guest performing with them, Alan Goodman, a 17 year old pianist from Starr's Mill.

Saturday will be the opening ceremony for the festival, with a grand opening/ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. The remaining days of the fair will be known as Fayette County Fair Days and both Judge Chris Edwards and Representative Mac Collins will speak. The music on Saturday begins at 2 p.m. when the Bowen Brothers, a local act that plays Christian music as well as some oldies. The stage will then remain vacant until local favorites Papparazzi take the stage. Paparazzi has played all over the south, with some high energy songs, mixing in some more current rock n' roll with some famous favorites of the past. At 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, a fireworks display will begin, truly giving the county a fall festival feel.

There are no musical acts scheduled for Sunday but the Dixie Rebels will bring their brand of country music to the stage at 8 p.m. on Monday. Tuesday is students night and the bands playing will be made up of students from local high schools. The Delinquents, winners of a talent contest at Jitterbuggers, will play first. They will be followed by In Between, another local high school band.

Wednesday will be youth night and it promises to bring the biggest act of the week. The music begins at 6 p.m., when Joe and Kim Stanley, will perform Christian songs with the New Hope at Starr's mill Praise Band. The music continues with local contemporary Christian band Episonic. At 8 p.m., the stage belongs to According to John, a relatively hot Christian act, coming from Columbine High School.

No acts are scheduled for Thursday but the music will continue on Friday with the contemporary Christian sounds of Tim and Laura Weinstein at 7:30 p.m. They will be followed by Racy and the Good Ole Boys and their good, old country music.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, the fair opens at 1 p.m. From 1-6 p.m., local churches will provide the entertainment and there promises to be a great many surprises in store. There will be bands, comedy, and possibly even puppets.

There will be a short break in between the churches and the final act of the fair. At 8 p.m., Smokestack Lightnin' will hit the stage. Smokestack Lightnin' describes themselves as a jazz rock band, with influences dipping into southern rock, and rhythm and blues. Most recently the band has closed out the Atlanta Blues festival and they should not disappoint.

As you can see, the musical smorgasbord for the Fayette County kiwanis Fair is huge and it may continue growing, as acts may be added to the empty nights. There is no extra charge to watch the performers and all acts should be palatable for the entire family.

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