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March 25, 2013

Country music’s Tate Stevens, Casey James to headline Allegany County Fair, Ag Expo

Annual event runs July 13-20

CUMBERLAND — Country music artists Tate Stevens and Casey James will both perform at this year’s Allegany County Fair & Ag Expo, scheduled for July 13 through 20 at the county fairgrounds off U.S. Route 220.

Reserved tickets are on sale via Internet only at www.alleganycofair. org.

Stevens is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. grandstand show Tuesday of fair week. After winning the second season of The X Factor last year, he secured a $5 million recording contract with Syco Music and RAC Records Nashville.

The Texan moved to Belton, Mo., as a child and grew up there before touring as lead singer for the Dixie Cadillacs. He released a single titled “It Sure Looks Good On You” in 1994.

Stevens then became lead singer of the band Outlaw Junkies before forming his own band, which has toured extensively in the Midwest. He also released an independent album in 2008.

James’ concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday of fair week.

The Texas native has 19 recordings with BNA Records and placed third on season nine of “American Idol.”

He then set his sights on Nashville, touring with Sugarland in early 2011 and playing his own shows while working on a debut album.

Phone sales for both shows will begin May 20.

This is the third year that the fair will run from Saturday to Saturday.

Rides will operate beginning at 3 p.m. on opening day and a mud bog is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Sunday rides will open at 3 p.m. with free admission to the fair that day. At 4 p.m., dirt drag races will begin for trucks, cars, motorcycles and four-wheelers. A vespers service and the Farm Bureau Queen contest are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Fireworks will be displayed both Monday and Friday nights.

Thursday will feature a truck pull at 7:30 p.m.

Four-cylinder cars and full-size pickup trucks will compete in a demolition derby Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The eight-cylinder cars and minivans will compete the final day of the fair at 7 p.m.

Free acts during fair week include Laura Herriott’s Animal Tales, magician and balloon artist Denny Huber and strolling entertainer Jerry Brown.

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