On Thursday officials with the Scioto County Fair and the Portsmouth River Days Festival announced their entertainment schedule. Each of the events have chosen a variety of entertainment to bring to the area.
The 2016 Scioto County Fair will be held Aug. 8-13.
The entertainment for this years event includes Free Style Motocross on Monday, Aug. 8.
On Tuesday Aug. 9 William Michael Morgan & Mo Pitney will take the main stage.
Rolling Stone Magazine named William Michael Morgan one of ten new country music artists you need to know. In information about the performer Rolling Stone said, “he (Morgan) was raised in isolation on a steady diet of Keith Whitley and George Strait.”
On Wednesday Aug. 10 the group Diamond Rio will take the stage.
According to www.diamondrio.com, “When they debuted in 1991 with the
hit ‘Meet in the Middle,’ Diamond Rio became the first group in the history of
country music to have a debut single reach No. 1. They continued to place 32
more singles on the Billboard chart, including ‘How Your Love Makes Me Feel,’
‘Norma Jean Riley,’ ‘Beautiful Mess,’ ‘Love a Little Stronger,’ and ‘One More
On Thursday Aug. 11 The Circus Continental will take to the main stage of the fair.
On Friday Aug. 12 Joe Diffie will take to the main stage of the fair.
According to joediffie.com, “Joe Diffie is a Grammy and ACM award-winner. He is a member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for over 20 years.”
To finish out the week of entertainment on Saturday Aug. 13 the Demolition Derby will take place at the fair.
Later on in the summer the River Days Festival will take place in Portsmouth. The festival will take place from September 1-4 with a packed entertainment schedule.
According to festival officials on Thursday Sept. 1 the entertainment will include Steve Free, Josh Stewart and Orleans will take the stage.
The group Orleans are known for songs like, Dance with me and Still the One.
On Friday Sept. 2 the entertainment includes the group Mothman, Electrik Circus and War Machine with a tribute to KISS.
On Saturday, Sept. 3 the group City Heat and Three Dog Night.
Three Dog Night is known for such songs as Joy to the world, Eli’s Coming, Mama told me not to come, Never been to Spain and many others.
The annual festival parade will take place on Saturday staring at 11 a.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 4 Larry Pancake, Teazer and Doc Roc & The Remedies will take to the stage. At 10 p.m. on Sunday there will be a fireworks show on the river front.
All River Days concerts are free.
For more information about the Portsmouth River Days Festival or the Scioto County Fair visit them on Facebook.
Wayne Allen can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 1933 or on Twitter @WayneallenPDT