Mogollon’s Song for the Nevada County Fair

Mogollon’s Nevada County Fair Song

Check out Mogollon’s new song, “People of the Beer,” written for Nevada County Fair goers. “All the great people we get to play for each year at the Nevada County Fair inspired me to write this song,” said Duane Moore of Mogollon. This year marks Mogollon’s 20th anniversary at the Nevada County Fair!

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Musical Entertainment at the Fair

Banner Mountain Boys, Mogollon, CoolHeat, Live From Vegas: Rat Pack Tribute, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin, Red Union Blue, the Jamal Walker Band, Mad Dash, Rat Stomp, Starpeople, Summer of Love, and Nathan Owens Sounds of Motown … just a glimpse of the musical entertainment featured at this year’s Fair. Check out the listing of all the stage entertainment at this year’s Fair. Do you have a favorite?


“People of the Beer” – Mogollon’s New Song

People of the Beer, People of the Wine and People of the Hay – check out a clip of Mogollon’s new song (, written just for their Nevada County Fair fans, in celebration of more than 20 years at the Nevada County Fair!

Here’s the story behind the title of the song, “People of the Beer.”

The People of the Beer, Wine and Hay refers to a “shout out” to the various sections that surround the stage at Mogollon’s annual performances at the Nevada County Fair. The stage is next to the beer garden, with some hay bales directly in front and bleacher sections towards the back. 

About 4 years ago during the performance, Duane, the lead singer, shouted “Hello, People of the Beer” to the fans in the beer garden and everyone drinking beer raised their glasses.  A few fans pointed out that they don’t drink beer, they drink wine, and would enjoy a shout out, too.  At the next show, Duane sang “hello, people of the beer and people of the wine”.  Everyone raised their glasses, but still more fans pointed out that they like to attend the fair, bring their blanket and enjoy the show down on the hay bales, and that they would also like to be recognized.  So for a few years now Duane has been acknowledging the fans by saying hello to each section of people near the stage.  Last year, fans started to bring homemade signs to promote for their respective sections.     

Duane Moore and Mogollon so enjoyed the playful competitiveness and pride of each section that they promised the fans that we would write, record and play the song for the 20th anniversary of Mogollon at the Nevada County Fair in 2014.  The clip above is just a sample – the song will be played in its entirety at this year’s Fair, where Mogollon performs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Fair.

Join us at this year’s Nevada County Fair, check out all the stage entertainment, including Mogollon performing their new song!  Thanks for a great 20 years, Mogollon!

People of the Beer and Wine People of the Hay 


Entertainment Abounds: Arena Events, Live Bands, Magic Tricks, and Karaoke

Entertainment abounds at this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16. This year’s Fair will feature five stages of ongoing entertainment. Providing a little something for everyone, there will be everything from Japanese style drumming, to Country music and a hypnotist, to Blues music and old-fashioned Rock and Roll.

Tyzen: Master of Suggestion will be performing on Friday at 3:30 and 6 pm and Saturday at 2 and 6 pm. Tyzen is one of the world’s most remarkable and dynamic stage hypnotists. His hilarious comedic antics have audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter.

Steel Breeze makes their appearance at the Fair on Friday at 8:15 and 9:30. Mogollon, a crowd favorite, known for their guitar wizardry and dueling fiddles, will perform on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 and 9:30 pm; CoolHeat, playing smooth jazz, will be at the Pine Tree Stage on Friday at 11, 12:30 and 2 pm; and Solid Air will perform original Americana Folk music on Wednesday at 5 and 6:30 pm. New this year, Nevada Hazzurd, playing country and rock, will perform on Thursday at 4:30 and 6 pm at the Budweiser True Music Stage; and Cuesta Drive will play rock and soul on Thursday at 8 and 9:30 pm on the Pine Tree Stage.

Some of Nevada County’s local bands featured this year will be Stepping Stone, a young rock band, on Thursday at 2:30 pm; Nevada County Regulators, providing original and classic rock on Sunday at 5 and 6:15 pm; Grass Valley Taiko, performing Japanese-style drumming on Thursday at 4 and 5:30 pm; and No Taboo, Northern California’s travelin’ party band, will perform on Thursday at 8 and 9:30 pm.

For old-fashioned Rock and Roll, visit the Budweiser Music Stage on Saturday evening at 4 and 5:30 pm to see Highway 49 perform a mixture of Rock and Roll, Blues, and funkadelic Rock. Or, check out Dr. Bach and the Jazz Practitioners, on Sunday at 1:30 and 3 pm on the Pine Tree Stage for some Dixieland, Swing, Dance, Blues and Gospel.

Also, featured on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30 – 10:30 on the Tumbleweed Stage in the Magic Forest area will be teen bands from the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County’s Youth Sector “NEO.” The diverse groups range from Rock, Alternative, Electro, Ska, Metal, Pop Punk, and Indie. Friday will feature Creative Chaos at 6:30 pm; Blue Tuesday at 7:30; Sensual Saint at 8:30; and Electric Shock at 9:30. Saturday evening will feature The Legend of the Sunburst Bandits at 6:30 pm; General Cause at 7:30 pm; Virgin Limbs at 8:30 pm; and 2Hot 3Fast at 9:30.

For something out of the ordinary, check out the Haute Trash Fashion Show, the outrageous fashion show using recycled trash, on Friday at 5:30 pm at the Pine Tree Stage. Or, Spike the Juggler on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 1:30 pm. The Idol Competition will be on Wednesday at 8 pm at the Pine Tree Stage. There’s also nightly karaoke from 8 – 11 pm in the Special Events Tent, and KVMR will be at the Silver Stage, where they will broadcast live during the Fair.

Each night of the Fair will also feature action-packed events in the Arena. On Wednesday – Professional Bull Riding; Thursday – the Rodeo; Friday – Tuff Truck Racing & Monster Trucks; Saturday – Free Style Moto X Riders & Monster Trucks; and Sunday – the Demolition Derby. All arena events begin at 7 pm nightly.

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