BIG TOP ENTERTAINMENT
John Greiner &
15 piece Orchestra
Thurs - 7/28
Santy and Son
FRI - 7/29
Chicken Wire Empire
FRI - 7/29
Take It Easy
Eagles Tribute Band
SAT - 7/30
Music of Fleetwood Mac
SAT - 7/30
JOHN GREINER AND SWINGSHIFT BAND
John Greiner’s “SwingShift” Big Band, 15-piece Orchestra, performing live at the Oneida County Fair on Thursday, July 28th at 7 pm - FREE -- Featuring the music made famous during the immortal Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s. Music fans of all ages instantly recognize the sights and sounds of the music made famous during World War II.
The swinging rhythms, combined with the vocal styling of Denis Burgess complete the package, making every performance a night to remember. Whether you’re rekindling fond, old memories, or expressing an interest in swing music for the very first time, SwingShift will instantly fulfill your musical appetite for dancing or listening pleasure.
The finest musicians in the state of Wisconsin join John in recreating the sights and sounds of an era of which there will never be another. SwingShift is comprised of 5 saxophones, 3 trombones, 3 trumpets, piano, bass, and drums. The vocals of Denis Burgess complete the setting. Combine the two and you have an incredible combination that authentically recreates all of the biggest hits played by all the famous bands of the Big Band Era.
SANTY AND SON
Santy and Son, 4 piece band performing live at The Oneida County Fair on Friday, July 29th, at 5 pm under the Big Top - FREE
Santy and Son is a band centered in Rhinelander, WI. They play good-time music from Steve Miller, Prince, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Styx, the Beatles, and much more. This seasoned 4 piece band is sure to entertain with their great rhythms, excellent vocals, and a beat that will make you dance!
CHICKEN WIRE EMPIRE
Chicken Wire Empire performing live at The Oneida County Fair on Friday, July 29th, at 8pm under the Big Top - FREE
Born from the Wisconsin jamband scene, Chicken Wire Empire began as a traditional bluegrass band. The band honed its traditional sound in 2014 with their debut album Chicken Wire Empire. With half of the group rooted in bluegrass, and the other half steeped in jamband music, a change occurred when CWE performed an Old & In The Way tribute show. A new sound was found in Milwaukee, and Chicken Wire Empire joined the roster of high energy jamgrass happening across the nation. Having toured across the country and around the world performing shows in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and sharing the stage with renowned musicians Yonder Mountain String Band, 30db, The Big Wu, Peter Rowan, The Travelin’ McCourys, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and more.
TAKE IT EASY
Take It Easy - A Tribute to the Eagles, performing live at The Oneida County Fair on Saturday, May 30th, 5pm under the Big Top - FREE
In honor of one of the best country rock bands of all time, Take It Easy performs hit after chart topping hit from the vast catalog of music created by the Eagles. From their debut Witchy Woman to their climactic #1 Hotel California, Take It Easy covers the bases.
Lead by accomplished guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and singer Chris Boyden, who unto himself is a force in Midwest music, and during his thirty year career as a professional touring musician, Chris has had the pleasure to have shared the stage and studio with world renowned members of Badfinger, Rick Springfield, Marshall Tucker Band, Alabama,
Along with an all-star group of musicians, Take it Easy will also touch on the solo careers of each artist as well. This band is sure to have your favorites covered. Come on out and relive those timeless years of rock and roll and embrace the temptation to move your feet and sing along.
Hypnotized - The Music of Fleetwood Mac, performing live at The Oneida County Fair, Saturday, July 30th, at 8pm under the Big Top - FREE
Hailing from Racine, Wisconsin, Hypnotized is an American band paying tribute to one of the best selling rock groups of all time, Fleetwood Mac. Evoking the spirit and sound of the 70's, Hypnotized performs album tracks, deep cuts and chart topping hits from Rumours, Tusk, Tango In The Night, Mirage, Mystery To Me and more. With steady percussion, soaring vocals from Jessie Fischer emulating the sounds of the great Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie. With articulate guitar work akin to that of MAC's powerhouse line up, Hypnotized replicates the music to a tee. Prepare yourself for a night of memories brought back in song.