2014 Jacksonville Fair Entertainment Schedule

This year, the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair's entertainment lineup promises something for everyone. A broad range of top performers will take the stage during the 12-day event, treating audiences to everything from classic rock, country and blues to golden oldies.  All entertainment will be on the outdoor stage and will be free with admission to the Fair.

VIP Seating is offered @ $10 per ticket (gate admission not included).  VIP Seating is for select shows on a first come, first serve basis in a reserved area not reserved seating.  If you wish to charge your VIP ticketsCLICK HERE .  This link will take you to our on-line store where you may purchase your tickets.  VIP tickets will not be mailed after,October 28th, they will be held for pick-up in the Fair Administration Office.

Wednesday November 5th

J. Collins Band

Entertainment Stage - 8:00pm

Local fan base country artist J. Collins captures audiences through his powerful stage presence. Collins has opened for Molley Hatchet, Chris Young, Colt Ford, Lo Cash Cowboys, Big & Rich, Kellie Pickler and many notable others. His single "Party Our Hats Off" has been played nationally and his newest self penned CD and video is entitledCome Get Some.

Thursday November 6th

Thompson Square

Entertainment Stage - 8:00pm

Thompson Square is a husband and wife country music sensation. Their self titled debut and Just Feels Good albums have gained them recognition in the country music scene as one of the genre's top married couple's country artists. Their hit singles include the No.1 double-platinum-selling song "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" as well as "I Got You" and "Glass." ***VIP Seating Available

Friday November 7th

Lindsay Ell

Entertainment Stage - 8:00pm

Rising star country singer Lindsay Ell is no stranger to an electric guitar. She is not only a talented vocalist but also a skilled electric guitarist. Hit songs by Lindsay Ell include "Trippin' On Us," "Hit Em Where It Hurts" and Shut Me Up." Don’t miss this lovely up-and-comer!

Saturday November 8th

Dance Day

Entertainment Stage - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

The Fair will be showcasing some amazing local talent all day. Local talents include: Scott Jones Dance, Showtime USA, Buddy Sherwood School of Dance, Fascinatin' Rhythm School of Dance and Performing Arts, Rare Diamonds Performing Arts Studio, and Jacksonville Giants Jewels

Sunday November 9th

Kari & Billy

Entertainment Stage - 2:00pm & 6:00pm

Meet Kari & Billy, fiddle and guitar country music duo and Nashville rising stars!  As a brand new duo Kari & Billy have opened for several major artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young, Kellie Pickler, Montgomery Gentry, Rodney Atkins, and more. The duo, together with their band of professional Nashville musicians put on a show that features high energy fiddle songs that will get you on your feet and pure country vocals that will touch your heart! They bring a mix of crowd favorites and classics as well as some brand new music and original songs.  

Monday November 10th

Scotty McCreery

Entertainment Stage - 8:00pm

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery's deep voice and strong work ethic has catapulted him toward success. His debut album, Clear As Day, went platinum and became the best-selling solo album released by a country artist in 2011. He was named Top New Artist by Billboard and won best new artist awards at the Academy of Country Music Awards. His second studio album,See You Tonight, includes the hit singles "See You Tonight" and "Feelin' It." ***VIP Seating Available

Opener:  Kari & Billy – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday November 11th

The Chris Thomas Band

Entertainment Stage - 7:00pm

The Chris Thomas Band is a local versatile act that will perform as a 20 piece Big Band at the fair. Chris Thomas is an outstanding vocalist and rousing entertainer. Known for an ability to glide across musical genres like old school jazz to the classic soul sounds from Motown and even to modern soul, The Chris Thomas Band’s sound is music to anyone’s ears.

Opener:  Kari & Billy – 5 p.m.

Wednesday November 12th

Brett Eldredge

Entertainment Stage - 8:00pm

Country singer Brett Eldredge's distinctive baritone voice has earned him a nomination for Country Music Association Awards' "New Artist of the Year." Hit singles for Eldredge include "Raymond," "Signs," "Beat of the Music," and "Don't Ya" which climbed to No. 1 on the country charts. His current album is Bring You Back and includes the hit single "Mean to Me." ***VIP Seating Available

Opener:  Kari & Billy – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday November 13th

Kari & Billy

Entertainment Stage - 6:00pm & 8:00pm

Friday November 14th


Entertainment Stage - 8:00pm

From season two of "The Voice" country up-and-comer RaeLynn brings superstar qualities to the stage. Her talent for song writing along with her voice is gaining her fame throughout the country music industry. Having been mentored by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, RaeLynn earned a spot opening for Miranda Lambert's 2014 Platinum Tour on select dates in July. Her single "God Made Girls" is the highest charting debut single by a solo female in 2014 (Billboard & Country Aircheck).

Saturday November 15th

Brian Howe

Entertainment Stage - 2:00pm

Brian Howe was the lead singer of Bad Company from 1986 - 1995. As one of rocks legendary voices, he led Bad Company to sold out arena tours around the world. While with Bad Company, Howe recorded the hits "Holy Water," "If You Need Somebody," and "How 'Bout That." Since becoming a solo artist, he has released two albums Tangled in Blue (1997),Diversity (2006), and Circus Bar (2010). He is currently working on a new album which will include the single "Cut." ***VIP Seating Available

Sunday November 16th


Entertainment Stage - 2:00pm

Str8up is one of the top R&B dance bands straight out of Jacksonville. They will tempt you to “get up offa that thang” and groove to the rhythmic sounds. Members of Str8up have performed with artists such as Wilson Pickett, The Manhattans, George Clinton, and the Atlanta Rhythm Section. A few of the songs they play include Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart,” Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” and Martha Reeves’ “Dancing in the Street.”

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