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Country star Kane Brown, who earned an American Music Awards hat-trick last year, will perform at the Gusto Grandstand at the Erie County Fair this summer. Brown's show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway. Tickets, which range from $55-$90, go on sale at 10 a.m. March 28 through Tickets.com, by phone at (888) 223-6000, or in…

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Let the screaming begin. Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes is returning to the area to perform a show at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Erie County Fair. It is the first concert announced for the 177th fair, which will be held Aug. 10-21 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Tickets are $45 reserved seats on the track and $35 for general admission grandstand seats and go on sale at 10 a.m. …

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There's an argument to be made for Lady Antebellum's Erie County Fair show as even more anticipated than Dierks Bentley's celebrated Monday gig. At 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gusto Grandstand, the three-piece country-pop band from Nashville, Tenn. will showcase major hits like "Need You Now," "I Run to You" and "Just a Kiss" while also previewing their September album, 747. …

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If you're a mainstream country music fan, then Monday at the Erie County Fair is likely one of your many August highlights. Dierks Bentley, who's been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards over his 12-year career, will draw a frenzy of country fans to the Hamburg Fairgrounds for an 8 p.m. show at the Gusto Grandstand. The $45 general admission tickets can be purchased here or at…

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He needs very little introduction after successfully tight-roping over Niagara Falls and a gorge near the Grand Canyon, but with the Erie County Fair celebrating its 175th anniversary, Nik Wallenda is perhaps the most famous non-musical guest to grace the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The daredevil walker will teeter above the Fair midway at 8 p.m., concluding his 1,400-foot galli…

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For an entertainer in Bridgit Mendler’s position, the greatest opportunity and seemingly single biggest struggle come from the same source: Disney. It’ll make you famous, as Disney Channel did for Mendler, the 21-year-old former star of the sitcom “Good Luck Charlie.” But it’ll also cause people to wonder whether, outside that mouse-ear-shaped shadow, they should take you…

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Now in Day 4, the Erie County Fair is hitting full stride. That Polar Vortex you've been reading about shouldn't sadden us until September, and this weekend is expected to be downright balmy. While headliners Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum are still a few days off, the Gusto Grandstand lights up with a former Disney pop star in Bridgit Mendler -- not a Mickey Mouse Cl…

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There are few places where you can brush up on your llama knowledge, wax nostalgic with a Van Halen tribute band and guzzle bacon lemonade -- and we're fortunate to have such an eccentric destination in our own backyard. For many, Friday marks the first chance to go truly wild at the Erie County Fair, as there's little fear of having to endure a rough morning-after in you…

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The list of seminal rock stars you would want to see just to say you saw them – regardless of how much talent they may or may not still possess – is short and glorious: your Ringos, your Dylans, your Arethas. John Fogerty? You’re darn right. The former lead singer for Creedence Clearwater Revival, whose hard-edged voice gave life to a host of classic tunes in the ’60s an…