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Sawyer Brown to Kick-off 2019 Dodge County Fair Concert Series

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.

See Sawyer Brown LIVE in concert at the Dodge County Fair, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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About Fair Assoc

The Dodge County Fair Association is a State of Wisconsin Corporation formed for the purpose of operating a fairgrounds, which is presently located four (4) miles east of the city of Beaver Dam on State Highway 33 on 40 acres of land, which the Corporation owns. The Association is an IRC (Internal Revenue Code) Sec. 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax-deductible contributions are appreciated to maintain buildings and grounds.


  1. Sandra Schmitt says:

    Are blankets allowed and can they be put down during the day to save seat for nighttime shows?

    • Fair Assoc says:

      Great question Sandra … In response to feedback from our fans, a new process for grandstand seating has been put in place… Signs and decals in the grandstand area are now posted; “Unattended Seats Available at Show Time”. Our fans reported reserved spaces with blankets on seats and no one would show up. Therefore, starting at the 2018 Fair all seats in the grandstand are available to anyone at the start of the concert, pull, or demo derby. Go ahead and sit on the blanket left by someone else, maybe their plans changed, we want everyone in attendance to enjoy the entertainment. If you want to use the space you reserved please be at your spot at the start of the show. For each night there is a slightly different process, more information for each night can be found at https://www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com/faqs/when-can-i-set-up-my-chairs-for-the-entertainment/

  2. Connie says:

    How much are the adult tickets prices? I read the article about the Sawyer brown concert and am wanting to go but im curious about the price for 4 adults … 1 in a wheelchair, possibly 2..one is entirely handicap…how much is handicap parking if any..and I know it’s 1st come 1st go but with needing handicap accessible seating what do you offer and or is available..and is smoking allowed in the area the concert is available? If you can get back to me asap I’d appreciate it, it’s for my birthday so I’d like to know ahead of time..esp since id be coming from Calumet county, forest junction..that’s outside of Chilton ..Manitowoc..or Appleton area..half hour drive distance from each way about..so, that’s it..parking cost, handicap accessible and recommended seating and cost is what I need…thanks so much..have a great day.


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