Tim Hicks and James Barker Band Coming to the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show

Simcoe, Ontario – the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show is excited to announce both Friday and Saturday night concert performances at Party on the Track for this year’s Fair.

On Friday, October 8th Tim Hicks returns to the stage at the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show with gates opening at 7:00pm.

Fair fans will remember Hicks sold-out show in 2017 delivering track after track with unparalleled quality and consistency, Tim Hicks’ ascent continues as an elite chart-topping act since making his country label debut in 2013 is undeniable. His vast catalogue of highly praised releases including “Throw Down”, “5:01,5:01”+, “Shake These Walls, New Tattoo”, “Wreck This” and his latest EP “Campfire Troubadour”, have earned the four-time JUNO Award nominee and CCMA Award winner three PLATINUM selling singles, nine GOLD singles, one GOLD album, two #1singles and eighteen Top 10 radio hits, in addition to over 87 million collective streams, multiple sold-out headlining dates and back to back national tours.

On Saturday, October 9th James Barker Band lands onstage at the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show on the Track with gates opening at 7:00pm.

James Barker Band have fueled an incredible story over the last six years, largely on their own, from playing opening spots in small Ontario bars to charting multiple No. 1 singles, garnering hundreds of millions of global streams, and headlining some of Canada’s largest country music festivals.

Now, with new music on the way, the four-piece is continuing their meteoric ascent in Nashville. Made up of James Barker (lead vocals/guitar), Taylor Abram (guitar/background vocals), Connor Stephen (drums), and Bobby Martin (bass), the members of James Barker

Band grew up within an hour of each other in rural towns surrounding Toronto. In 2017, they sent their single “Chills” straight to the top of Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100 chart. The upbeat anthem also achieved Platinum status, alongside other songs from their introductory LP Game

On, earning them numerous national awards. In addition, these best-friends have already amassed another six GOLD-certified and PLATINUM-certified tracks which include “There’s A Drink For That”, “Just Sayin’,” “It’s Working,” “Lawn Chair Lazy,” “Good Together, and ” “Keep It Simple” (PLATINUM). Now, as the rising stars reposition themselves in Nashville, many miles from their hometowns, the opportunities are limitless – but the band remains grounded in their small-town roots.

TICKETS for both shows and FAIR ADMISSION AND PASSES go on sale Wednesday September 8 at 12:00 p.m.  Patrons must be 19 years and older. Thanks to our community partners including Simcoe Reformer, Scotlynn Group of Companies, Country 107.3 and KX 94.7 New Country FM. Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.  Purchase ONLINE ONLY at this time at  www.norfolkcountyfair.com  Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will adhere to ALL rules as designated by all levels of government in effect the day of the Concert.

Trackside Reserved seating for Tim Hicks is $50 each with a purchase of a table of 6 required. Trackside Reserved seating for James Barker Band is $40 each with a purchase of a table of 6 required.  Patrons will be required to wear a mask until seated and when ever leaving the table.  Tickets are very limited!  This will be a licensed area and only available to track patrons.  Party on the Track gates open at 7:00pm on the day of show.  These are 19+ events. The Grandstand is closed for 2021.

Fun and music in the Rec Centre Arena for young and old.  Free passes are required for each show and tickets will be limited.  Passes must be obtained for 4 or 6 people at a table.  Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination will be required at the door for all pass holders 12 years old and older.

There is great entertainment and many returning Fair Favorites including TEAM T&J one of Canada great children’s shows.  TEAM T&J are a fresh dose of active and uplifting family entertainment for all ages.  They create an environment where kids can explore and express their imaginations through the excitement and freedom of live musical interaction.

Great local favourites including Felicia McMinn, The Shoeshine Boys, Route 6 and Pipe Down.  Joined by The Gentlemen of Harmony and Roger Dumoulin and his Classic Country Show

AC/DC Canada, Practically Hip, Fiddlestix and American Rogues will be closing up nightly on the weekend.  For more information and full schedules on upcoming events within the Rec Centre during Fair visit www.norfolkcountyfair.com

Fair Tickets, Concert Tickets and Rec Centre show passes are available online at norfolkcountyfair.com   The Rec Centre shows are sponsored by Ontario South Coast Wineries and Growers Association,

Don’t forget to buy your tickets early! ADVANCE TICKETS for admission to the Fair and all other tickets and passes ONLINE ONLY at this time from norfolkcountyfair.com   Due to Provincial regulations, Fair admission tickets must be purchased for the specific day you wish to attend.

The Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show is celebrating 181  years, and is the fourth largest fair in Ontario. The Fair has earned “Top 100” event designations from Festivals and Events of Ontario and is one of the top fairs in the country according to the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions. Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show is held in Simcoe, Ontario – October 5th – 11th, 2021.

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