BLOOMSBURG — The third time should be a charm for Jeff Dunham at the Bloomsburg Fair.
The first time he was scheduled to appear at the fair, bad weather kept him from performing.
The next time was last year when the 2011 flood hit and the fair was canceled for the first time ever.
Dunham is scheduled to appear at the fair at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. The fair will be Sept. 22-29.
In the past decade, Dunham and his troupe of comedic sidekicks have risen from stand-up comedy clubs to become an entertainment phenomenon. He had the highest rated season premiere ever on Comedy Central with his debut TV series “The Jeff Dunham Show” and consistently packs and sells out shows. His show partners include Walter the grumpy retiree, the beer-swilling NASCAR loving redneck Bubba J, the furry and manic Peanut, spicy pepper Jose Jalapeno from south of the border and the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist.
Other grandstand entertainment, with tickets required, include Double Figure 8 Race with Rollover Produced by JM Productions Inc. at 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Full Pull Productions Inc. Tractor and Truck Pulling at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, Gaither Vocal Band at 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Kenny Rogers with special guest Savannah Jack at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Rodney Atkins with special guest Kip Moore at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and Brantley Gilbert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
Other entertainers will be Billy Currington with special guest Aaron Kelly at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, lightweight horse pulling at 10 a.m. and heavyweight horse pulling at 1 p.m. Sept. 28, the Pennsylvania State Championship Demolition Derby produced by JM Productions Inc. at noon Sept. 29 and Alan Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29.
Tickets are available at www.bloomsburgfair.com, at the grandstand ticket office at the fairgrounds or by calling 570-387-4145.
Free entertainment will include Dock Dogs, Gold Rush High Dive, Tommy Guns Band, the Dazzling Mills Family, Michael Blaine, grand master concert organ, Eva Blankenhorn, the Mahoney Brothers, Scott Epperson as Barney Fife, Big Cat Encounter, Dan and Galla and drum the bucket.
Gaither Vocal Band was founded by and is led by Christian music icon Bill Gaither. The band’s worldwide tour included more than 50 tour dates across the U.S. along with appearances in Europe, South America and South Africa.
Kenny Rogers has been entertaining more than five decades and is one of the few artists who have been successful in a variety of genres including jazz, folk, rock, country and pop. In March 2011, his first inspirational gospel album became available.
He formed his first band in high school in 1956, played stand-up bass in a jazz group and later became a member of the popular folk group The New Christy Minstrels.
He and his group, “The First Edition,” scored their first hit “I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In” followed by “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town.” His No. 1 hit “Lucille” was the CMA Single of the Year and certified gold. Following other hits, “The Gambler” also became a TV movie starring Rogers in the title role.
The Savannah Jack group has opened for John Fogerty and Vince Gill. Formed in 2004, they have toured nationally and abroad, performing more than 120 shows a year. The band’s live show was recognized as one of the top 10 concerts of 2010 in the greater Pittsburgh area by the Beaver County Times writer.
Rodney Atkins has released his fourth album “Take a Back Road” and as had five No. 1 hits from his first three albums from “Watching You” and “These Are My People” to his most recent hit “Farmer’s Daughter.” Singer-songwriter Kip Moore combines his raw and rustic voice with lyrics of honesty. He has been inspired by Bruce Springsteen and Kris Kirstofferson. His debut album was “Mary was the Marrying Kind.” Brantley Gilbert released his sophomore album “Halfway to Heaven” in 2010 and follow-up to his debut national release “A Modern Day Prodigal Son.” His first single with the Valory Music Co. debuted in the top 40 at Country Radio.
Billy Currington’s new album is “Enjoy Yourself.” He has attained 10 top 10 hits with six of those reaching No. 1, has sold millions of albums and has toured with Kenny Cheney, Brad Paisley and Sugarland.
Aaron Kelly, of Sonestown, became the youngest contestant to reach the top five on “American Idol” when he was 18. He participated in a national tour and has appeared on national TV.
Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music who has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, topped country singles’ charts 35 times and had more than 50 top 10 hits. He is a 17-time ACM award winner, a 16-time CMA award recipient and a two-time Grammy winning artist.
He has written or co-written 24 of his 35 No. 1 hit singles.
BLOOMSBURG — The third time should be a charm for Jeff Dunham at the Bloomsburg Fair.
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Today's top local music picks:
Da Capo Chamber Players in Concert April 22
LEWISBURG — The New York-based Da Capo Chamber Players will present an eclectic concert of new music on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts - The 45th Year
LEWISBURG — This year is the 45th anniversary of the Lewisburg Arts Council celebrating the arts in the spring in Lewisburg.
This music is for the birds
Some birds tweet, others chirp and a few birds from Arkansas can belt out a soulful song reminiscent of a cool Frank Zappa tune.
And the winners are:
LEWISBURG — Central Columbia High School senior Madeline Padner picked up this year’s Best in Show award at Packwood House Museum’s 36th annual Scholastic Arts Exhibit.
Entry deadline this weekend for Celebration of the Arts exhibits
LEWISBURG — Local artists and photographers have the opportunity to have their work on exhibit during The Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts.
Innovative jazz pianist coming to area April 17
LEWISBURG — Jason Moran and the Bandwagon will perform on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
Alumnus returns to SU for reading
SELINSGROVE — Susquehanna graduate Sal Pane, ’07, will give a reading from his novel “Last Call in the City of Bridges” at the launch of Susquehanna’s RiverCraft magazine on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Isaacs Auditorium in Seibert Hall.
Jody Fallon — 10 years later
LEWISBURG — The Packwood House Museum will present an exhibition of the recent work of local artist Jody Fallon to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his first solo exhibition
The best place to hunt eggs
Beavertown -- An Easter egg hunt held at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 128 N. Orange St. Children invited to attend and lunch served following the egg hunt.
Bloomsburg -- Mostly Mutts doggie biscuit hunt will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sunlight Feed and Pet Supply Store, 229 Montour Blvd, Route 11. Owners must have their dogs on leashes and up to date on shots. Goodie bags for every dog and prizes. Suggested $5 donation. Rain date is April 26.
Laurelton -- The Millmont West Union Area Lions Club will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. on the grounds of The Union County West End Fairgrounds, Route 235. There will be divisions for all ages of children, and all the area children are welcome to participate. Also, during the egg hunt, the clubs annual ham raffle will be held. Tickets will be available at the egg hunt and from any Lions Club member. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5.
Lewisburg -- A community Easter egg hunt will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Hufnagle Park. The hunt will have a staggered start by age: 11:15 a.m., 0 to 3 years of age; 11:30 a.m., 4 to 6 years of age; 11:45 a.m., 7 to 10 years of age; noon, 11 years and older. Free and open to the public, and includes face painting, relay races and more. Participants are requested to check in at the registration table located at the gazebo upon arrival. Hosted by Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Bucknell University.
Lewisburg -- American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 182 is holding an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. at the municipal field on Fairground Road. Super prizes in each age category and everyone goes home with a treat.
McEwensville -- An Easter egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. on the back lawn (weather permitting) at the Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library, 20 Church St. For children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Before the hunt, a story time will take place in the library’s children room. Registration is required. Call (570) 538-1381.
Middleburg -- More than an egg hunt held at Port Ann Wesleyan Church, 2856 Troxelville Road. Children through age 12 and their families are invited to hear the real message of Easter, sing praises to the Risen Savior, hunt for “empty tombs” (eggs) and have lunch from 11 a.m.--12:30 p.m. More information contact Robin at (570) 837-3096.
Mifflinburg -- A flashlight Easter egg hunt begins at 8 p.m. at Mifflinburg Assembly of God for fifth grade students and younger. Younger children search inside while older kids search outside (if it rains all inside) Bring a flashlight and bag to hold your eggs. Prize drawings.
Selinsgrove -- An Easter egg scavenger hunt held at 10 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 429 N. Eighth St. Family activities, prizes, and candy.
Selinsgrove -- An Easter celebration and egg hunt held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 3939 Park Road. Features games, crafts, puppet show and egg hunt. All children are welcome.
Sunbury -- Children’s breakfast with the Easter Bunny served 8-10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 501 Catawissa Ave. Serving pancakes and more — $3 per person.
Sunbury -- An Easter egg hunt for infants to grade 5 held at noon at St. Luke’s Cemetery. Take Route 890 to Plum Creek Road, go straight onto St. Luke’s Road, cemetery on left. Weather permitting. Everyone gets a prize from the Easter Bunny.
Watsontown -- An Easter egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 44, between McEwensville and Turbotville. Children age 3 and up to sixth grade are welcome to come and hear the story of Jesus, hunt for eggs, and maybe even win a prize. Free event.
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