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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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Shawn Mendes has none – well, almost none – of the trappings of a star. He’s not uniquely stylish. He lacks a mega publicity machine. He doesn’t have a once-in-a-generation voice. His lyrics don’t smack your soul out of nowhere. He’s not flashy onstage. He’s not the next-next generation Paul Simon on guitar.But Mendes has fans – 3.4 million of them on Twitter, to be precis…

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In early June, Shawn Mendes performed for a sold-out crowd of 8,000 solid.Just over a week later, he went to a prom.A couple of days after that, the Pickering, Ont., native wowed fans on the red carpet of the Much Music Video Awards in downtown Toronto.And at 6 p.m. Saturday, Mendes hits Darien Lake Theme Park for a free show that’s guaranteed to be jammed with screaming t…