THURSDAY, AUGUST 23RD

Gospel Music Night - 7:00pm

Featuring

Pervis Evans and the Goodwill Baptist Church Choir

Pavilion Community Stage

Included in General Admission

 

While his musical upbringing is rooted in traditional gospel music, Pervis has developed a vocal quality that blends soulful, jazzy, classical, and contemporary elements of style and that crosses cultural and denominational barriers.

 

Pervis was born to sing, but he is also a song writer, an educator, and a talented actor and orator. He has appeared in and directed numerous stage productions and provides presentations and training for companies, organizations, churches, schools, and community functions...educating and motivating audiences on a large range of topics.

 

He has developed over fifteen years of professional experience in the fields of Education and Social Services. His formal training and education includes: Bachelor of General Studies and Master of Science degrees from Texas Tech University; Master of Education in Counselor Education from Sul Ross State University.

 

Pervis applies his knowledge of the human condition to his artistry and ministry.

Parker McCollum - Doors open at 7:00pm

Amphitheater Main Stage

Not included in General Admission - Tickets HERE

 

Parker McCollum kicks off the Midland County Fair!

 

Parker comes from a particular type of family — the no-nonsense, hard-working kind.  That’s why the 25-year-old singer-songwriter treats each song he writes with a painstaking level of dedication, reverence, respect and, as he’ll readily admit, even a bit of obsession. McCollum, who broke out with the revealing and critically adored 2013 debut The Limestone Kid and now returns with his highly anticipated follow-up album, Probably Wrong, says, “I didn’t choose this life. It chose me.”

 

Released in November 2017 independently, Probably Wrong, pulled back the curtain and revealed McCollum like never before.  There’s an inherent pain that bleeds through in the raw honesty of stunning songs including “I Can’t Breathe” and “Hell of a Year.”

 

Singing such soul-baring songs is a decidedly therapeutic act for McCollum. “When the melody is so spot-on and it hooks me everything that I have been bottling up or not talking about comes out.” It’s why the singer says he lives to perform. “Next to the songwriting the live show is most important,” he offers. “I’m constantly trying to find ways to make our live show better,” McCollum says. “And my confidence level keeps going up and up. Most of the time onstage I’m running around like I’m the man,” he adds with a laugh, “but I’m definitely not.”

 

“My goal is to totally evolve and reinvent myself with each record I make,” McCollum says, “And if you can pull that off, well, that’s a pretty special thing.”

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24TH

Laser Light Spectacular - 9:15pm

Amphitheater Main Stage

Included in General Admission

 

Let laser magic cast its spell on you. A different kind of experience. A little light plus a little music makes for a huge spectacle! These effects are so visually stunning, they are almost hypnotic. This is the new standard in laser shows! Do not miss this "after dark" fair finale. Live entertainment immediately follows the laser show.

Bri Bagwell - 10pm

Amphitheater Main Stage

Included in General Admission

 

In My Defense, is a collection of ten carefully crafted songs that give her fans an inside peek of how this girl chasing a dream for over fifteen years, has blossomed into the woman living those dreams.

 

“Asphalt & Concrete,” the first song on the record, paints a picture of a desert girl cutting loose and losing a bit of herself in the big city. “If you were a Cowboy” follows and is the slated as the first single releasing to radio and streaming outlets. It gives listeners a resume of what it takes to capture a confident, hard-working woman’s heart.

 

“I am so proud of the record we have created, no matter how cliche that sounds. I have put everything I have, and every dollar to my name creating this record for myself and my fans. I truly believe it is the best record I have ever released, and the pressure I felt to create something great pushed me to the max. I embraced it. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

 

The CD’s last song, “Empty Chairs,” will strike a chord with her friends, peers, and mentors as a songwriter’s lament. Bri sheds light on the constant struggle that every touring musician battles: the rollercoaster of how live show attendance, record sales, and ticket counts are the benchmark of how performers are judged in this business, and the toll the size of the audience can take on their heart each night. It’s a song that lets the listener see inside of Bri’s dream, and how important each set of ears is to her. Naturally, doubt can enter one’s mind in any given situation; Bri shares how faith in her dream can at times be a struggle, despite her gratitude and obvious trust in the path God has chosen for her. She beautifully sings, “I’m grateful, but if they only knew, what’s behind three chords and the truth. They only get to see me at my best, but I’ve been cursed and I’ve been blessed, by the answer to my prayers. It’s hard to beat the thrill of a high, when I play a sold-out night and feel like God has put me there. But Lord are you still with me, when I see Empty Chairs”. Simple, yet masterful in its message.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH

Little Miss Midland County Fair - 11am - 1pm

Pavilion Community Stage

Included in General Admission

 

Little Miss Midland County Fair attracts contestants from all over the West Texas Region. Contestants pre-sell fair tickets. Families come from Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, Stanton, Lubbock and even Dallas. It is a popular attraction at the fair and continues to grow each year. Support our Little Miss contestants, and purchase your early tickets today.

 

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Laser Light Spectacular - 9:15pm

Amphitheater Main Stage

Included in General Admission

 

Let laser magic cast its spell on you. A different kind of experience. A little light plus a little music makes for a huge spectacle! These effects are so visually stunning, they are almost hypnotic. This is the new standard in laser shows! Do not miss this "after dark" fair finale. Live entertainment immediately follows the laser show.

Dalton Domino - 10pm

Amphitheater Main Stage

Included in General Admission

 

There’s a perfectly natural reason as to why Dalton Domino’s debut LP, 1806, carries a varied and skillfully unpredictable quality to it. Domino is filled with the wandering spirit of a storyteller that’s never content with simply drawing from the tales of others. Over his life, he’s lived in a number of places, but Domino says Lubbock, Texas, no matter where else has laid his head or worked a job, has been, and always will be home.

 

Whether it’s gothic western of “Howl,” the rocking roadhouse vibe of “Dallas,” the sawdust shuffling, rootsy ode to an inspirational women “Jesus and Handbags,” or the menacing, swampy, stomping “Killing Floor,” the tunes on 1806 fit well, and offer the listener a well-rounded, satisfying experience. For good measure, “All that Matters” is suited for country radio with its delicate electricity, declarations of a pleading lover, and Domino’s ability to simply tell a story we can all relate to, yet can’t express in the same way.

 

“A big musical moment for me was in 2003, when I went to a punk show in Las Vegas,” Domino clearly recalls. Punk music really was my base, because I loved the freedom of the lyrics. The songs dealt with the stuff that was relevant to me. The older I’ve become, the more I’ve enjoyed that same freedom I see in the writing of so many great Texas and Red Dirt artists. The feeling I get from great lyrics is what will has always stuck out to me.”

 

Shortly after Domino’s punk-tinted epiphany, his Grandfather passed away, and at the age of 14, Domino began to explore the depths of personally vulnerable songwriting in order to cope with the loss of the man that had raised him for the first 10 years of his life.

 

Domino wants his music to hit the listener in both the gut and the mind, just as his favorite artists’ best tunes always manage to. “Every song I have was about a specific moment or a period of time,” Domino explains. “I can’t just make up a song. I have to live in it, or I have to relive the emotions I felt in my life at the moment the song requires.”

 

Domino's tragic and triumphant travels through musical and geographical terrain have led to this moment where he’s a man with serious things to say, as music is the one true way he can fully express it all to us.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH

Charro Extravaganza - 3pm - 8pm

“Mexican Rodeo or “Charreada” Latino Celebration

Featuring

Tamborazo Norte

Main Arena

Included in General Admission

 

Sunday, Aug. 26, 3pm-8:00pm. Events evolved from activities of ranchers working livestock dating back over 100 years. Along with the elegant style of dress; the proficiency with their horses and fancy rope work, sets it apart from traditional rodeo.  Along with the Charros, the ladies (Escaramuzas) will also take stage.

 

The Escaramuza competition involves a team of 8 ladies, riding side saddle, working a complicated and dangerous routine. They will be judged on execution, timing, and overall performance.  Complete with Mariachis, Folklorico Dancers, and featuring TAMBARAZO NORTE. A must see!

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CONTACT

MAILING ADDRESS:

PO BOX 50431

MIDLAND, TX 79710

 

LOCATION:

THE HORSESHOE ARENA

2514 ARENA TR.

MIDLAND, TEXAS 79701

 

432-688-4308 (FAIR)

432-682-1300 (ARENA)

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