Fair Entertainment Schedule

From a comedy hypnosis and magic show to acoustic to a Santana Tribute band to country rock to Rhythm and Blues – the stages at this year’s Fair will be packed with entertainment. The entertainment schedule is now available here – and, yes, Mogollon will be returning.  Photo of Chris Crockett, who will be performing each day of the 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 (http://youtu.be/CPEw1S3Kwdk), 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 


Stage Entertainment Schedule

The Nevada County Fair’s Stage Entertainment schedule is now online, and our stages will be filled with talent at this year’s Fair.   Here are some highlights:

  • For their 26th straight year, welcome back Mogollon from Arizona.
  • Dance with Nathan Owens Sounds of Motown, The 60’s Summer of Love, or Cover Me Badd (an 80’s- 90’s party band).
  • For more nostalgic music, welcome Big D & The Semi Tones (50/60 Hop Rock) or “Live from Vegas” (Rat Pack tribute featuring music from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.)
  • If it’s Blues and Soul you want, welcome Element of Soul, Rio Mojo, and local favorite, The Jamal Walker Band
  • For Country Western, check out High Sierra or James Carlson and Steadyhand
  • For Bluegrass and Americana Music, welcome Banner Mountain Boys or Mountain Shine – both local favorites
  • Jazz lovers always enjoy local band Cool Heat or Dr. Bach & the Jazz Practitioners, who play Dixieland and Swing music
  • Finally just sit back and enjoy hula, barbershop, concert band, Japanese Style Drumming or fun Ukulele Music with the Strum Bums.

So much talent in one location. We’ll see you at the 2014 Nevada County Fair.