The entertainment lineup has been announced for this summer’s Lloyd Ex Fair.
The entertainment sponsored by Boundary Ford will roll out over July 13th – 16th featuring hip hop, country and rock.
Daryl Hanley, entertainment chair says the theme this year is ‘Let’s Ride.’
“We want this theme as a bit of freedom. Part of that is the music that goes along as you’re riding your bike. Three of these four acts actually had booked to perform pre-COVID and were good enough to save these dates for us. They promised that they would come back because we had to cancel for a couple of years. So we are pretty happy that we have the lineup that we have.”
On Wednesday July 13th hip hop, rap artist CLASSIFIED will take to the stage. The Nova Scotia native has 16 studio albums, several JUNO nominations and MuchMusic video award wins.
Thursday July 14th will see country sensation Jade Eagleson on the grandstand stage. The Ontario native boasts over 185 million global streams with more than 78 million views on YouTube. Eagleson has the distinction of the most globally streamed debut album by a Canadian-signed country artist in history.
Hanley shares his excitement as Friday July 15th, the Boundary Ford lineup will host Canadian cover band, Toque.
“Toque is led by Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz and Cory Churko. For those back in the nineties that remember a lot of that like I do, Todd Kerns and his band were from small town Saskatchewan. They had a band called Age of Electric. They were on MTV with their song called, ‘Remote Control’. He went on to do some other things, but right now he is touring with Slash.”
On Saturday July 16th, the grandstand stage will wrap the live entertainment with 54-40 who promised they would come back after their set was halted three years ago when a storm rolled through. The B.C. band was on the stage three years ago when the weather intervened after only a few songs. The band has four Platinum certified albums in Canada with eight Juno nominations. Its name is a reference to the slogan, ’54-40 or fight’ and recalls the history of U.S. President Polk who tried to annex lands on the northern boundary of Oregon at latitude 54 degrees, 40 minutes. The dispute was settled with Britain in 1846 and ultimately determined British Columbia’s southern border.
Hanley discusses the variety of music acts saying the whole world is about diversity.
“[Having] come through the pandemic, we wanted there to be something for everybody. It’s time to get out and experience things as we would before. Let’s give a broad selection. Let’s give as many different types of music as we can, so that there is something for everybody.”
Hanley says the chuckwagons will be running over nine days finishing up on the four days of the Fair. Some other attractions are Extreme Dogs, the Magic Bean Show which gives kids an educational experience from the farm to the kitchen, Terrance B the hypnotist, Sprinkles the Clown as well as the rides, the midway, livestock shows and exhibits.
Admission prices are adults, $20, senior students $15 and kids $5 (6-years and under are free).
The Fair concludes with fireworks on the final night.