American country music group, Sawyer Brown, will be kicking-off the free 2019 Dodge County Fair concert series. The band will appear with their recognizable hits for the third time on the grandstand stage in Beaver Dam. The concert is scheduled for Thursday, August 15 at 8:00 pm, with four of its five founding members. The five-man band, includes Mark Miller (lead vocals), Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard (keys/piano), Jim Scholten (bass), Joe “Curly” Smyth (drums/percussion) and its newest member, Shayne Hill (lead guitar). Sawyer Brown previously played at the Dodge County Fair in 1995 and 1999.
The original five members were formerly part of Don King’s road band, and later formed Sawyer Brown in 1981. Three years later, the group signed with Capitol Records in 1984, after winning the popular 1980’s television voice competition show, Star Search, the year prior. The group has since released twenty albums, which featured three Number One singles, including “Step That Step”, “Some Girls Do” and “Thank God for You”. Fans will also recognize their Top 5 hits, “I Don’t Believe in Goodbye” and “This Time”, among fifty other melodies who have entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Sawyer Brown is decorated with three certified gold albums and a Horizon Award from the Country Music Association (1985) and a well-deserved Vocal Group of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music (1997). TNN Music City News Country Awards also awarded the band five Vocal Band of The Year Awards.
The free Badger State Truck and Tractor Pull is scheduled to entertain crowds on Wednesday evening, with free concerts planned on the grandstand stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm. Register for our newsletter to receive important updates on other must-see performances and events at the 2019 Fair. The free evening concert series is absolutely free with paid gate admission to the fair. Seating is first come, first served and advance seats and tickets are not reservable. Come for one of the free evening events and stay for the entire fair experience. Beaver Dam is just a short drive from Madison, Milwaukee and the Fox Valley area. Lodging is available throughout Beaver Dam and the Dodge County area.