ESSEX JUNCTION — After months of silence, live music is slowly returning to venues both big and small in Vermont — including the Champlain Valley Fair.
The 99th annual fair, running Aug. 27 to Sept. 5, will host live music at the grandstand every night.
Due to uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, the 2021 line-up will look a little different, Marketing Director Jeff Bartley stated. Instead of traditional concerts, six tribute bands will rock the state. These concerts will be free with paid admission to the fair.
Bud Light Seltzer Concert Series on the xFinity Stage in the NorthCountry Federal Credit Union Grandstand:
Friday, Aug. 27: Michael Jackson and ABBA
Monday, Aug. 30: Trevor Contois presents "The music of Elton John"
Tuesday, Aug. 31: Dave Matthews Band
Friday, Sept. 3: “Iron Sights,” the Military Appreciation Band
Saturday, Sept. 4: “Titans of 80’s Rock Tribute Show” featuring tributes to Bon Jovi, Poison and Def Leppard.
Sunday, Sept. 5: “Country Music Festival” tributes to Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Eric Church
In addition to the concerts, there will be four motorsport events:
FOX 44 and ABC 22 Motorsports
Saturday, Aug. 28: Freestyle Motocross Show
Sunday, Aug. 29: A Night of Fire and Destruction Monster Truck Show!
Wednesday, Sept. 1: Figure-8 Racing
Thursday, Sept. 2: Demolition Derby
Tickets to the four motorsport events go on-sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, June 11, at www.ChamplainValleyFair.org. Tickets to the 2021 Champlain Valley Fair are already on-sale.