A wonderful line up of Christian music will be part of the 166th Van Wert County Fair this year. This year’s fair begins on Tuesday, Aug 30 and you will want to make your way to the Music Pavilion just north of the Administration building on the East side of the fairgrounds. The first event will be held on Wed., Aug 31 when the Music Pavilion hosts the CHP Home Care and Hospice Senior Day Program beginning at 10:00 am. A program packed full of entertainment, informative speakers, prizes and don’t forget the FREE donuts and coffee.
On Thursday, Sept 1 you can listen to the sounds of some Country style gospel music with Randy Long at 6:00 pm. Friday, Sept 2 The Nelons will take the stage at 7:00 pm. Offering a captivating blend of gospel, a cappella, hymns, Americana, folk, and inspirational music, the Nelons are a world-class talented family. The ensemble is led by the legendary, multi-award winning vocalist, co-founding member Kelly Nelon Clark and her husband, the versatile singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Jason Clark. Their daughters, Amber and Autumn, complete this supremely gifted musical troupe as they contribute their powerful vocals to this traveling family band’s harmonic sound. Gospel music lovers will recognize Kelly Nelon Clark as a regular on the Gaither Homecoming videos as she and her family carry on the legacy of her father Rex Nelon.
Sunday evening the North end of the fairgrounds will be the site of more great music as Coby James takes the Advanced Insurance Stage at 6:00 pm. Although he’s still a new artist, James has already notched a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Christian Hot AC/CHR chart as a contributing writer on Courtnie Ramirez’s track, “Who We Are.” Moreover, he’s also scored a Top 5 hit on the same chart with “Born Ready,” a song on which he serves as the lead artist, co-writer and co-producer. James is no doubt a triple threat. And back by popular demand Rhett Walker will share his combination of Southern Rock and Christian Rock with fans of all ages.
The 2022 Fair will wrap on Monday, Sept 5 “Labor Day” with another great line up of Christian Music. At 2:00 pm The Master’s Own from Fairmont, IN will be singing there family blend of Southern Gospel Music. At 5:00 the music will moved back outside to the Advanced Insurance Stage as Trinity from Van Wert will open for the award winning Booth Brothers. Michael, Buddy, and Jim are deeply committed to musical excellence yet have a greater desire to impact the hearts of those listening to their music. Refreshing humor, inspiring songs, and encouraging words are embedded in every concert. This trio, collectively and individually, has been acknowledged as one of the finest in the business having received many awards over the years, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Trio of the Year, Male Group of the Year, and Best Live Performers among other awards. Although the group is grateful g for the recognition of their work, their aspiration is for all honor and glory to be God’s alone.
Go to www.vanwertcountyfair for a complete line up of the Music Pavilion and the all of the numerous events taking place at this year’s Van Wert Co Fair.