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Georgia National Fair announces free concerts at 2019 fair

Some of the bigger names performing include the Oak Ridge Boys and Diamond Rio

PERRY, Ga. — The Georgia National Fair has announced the free concert lineup for this year’s fair, and there are some big names to help celebrate its 30th year.

October 3 – Little Anthony & the Imperials

The doo-wop group was founded in the 1950s by Clarence Collins and named after lead singer ‘Little Anthony’ Gourdine. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 and are best known for their top five hit, ‘Tears on My Pillow.’

October 4 – Great White Lion Snake

Houston County’s own 80s hair metal band is set to take the stage Friday night at the fairgrounds. The band played at the official Motley Crue show after party following the Crue/Poison show in July 2011 and have performed with Skid Row and Soul Asylum.

October 5 – Marshall Charloff Purple Xperience

The Purple Xperience is a five-piece Prince tribute show from Minneapolis. Fronted by Marshall Charloff, the band has been bringing Prince’s music to the people since 2011.

October 6 – Southside Worship

October 7 – The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys are a country/gospel quartet founded in the 1940s. The band received five Grammys and multiple other country music awards before being inducted into the County Music Hall of Fame in 2015. We’d list all their hits, but there are so many #1s that we lost count!

October 8 – Gin Blossoms

Arizona based 90s rockers Gin Blossoms will take the stage Tuesday, October 8. Their major label debut album was released in 1992 and eventually went 4x platinum. It contained the #1 hit ‘Found Out About You’ and top five hit, ‘Hey Jealousy.’

October 9 – TBA

October 10 – Diamond Rio

Diamond Rio is a county music group that was originally started as a theme park band. Almost 10 years later, the group was signed to a major label and their 1991 debut single ‘Meet in the Middle’ made them the first band to have a debut single reach the summit of the Hot Country Songs chart.

October 11 – TBA

October 12 – The Grapevine

The Grapevine consider themselves to be ‘Georgia’s favorite party band’ with a wide variety of music ranging from Motown all the way to 80s pop and rock.

October 13 – Rumba Latina

This year's Rumba Latina can be described by three simple, but powerful words "Suenos", "Musica" y "Sabor" (Dreams, Music and Cultural Flavor).

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