SIDNEY — The 157th Shelby County Fair is going to be an exciting one. Fair visitors will be able to see several shows throughout the week, from old favorites and up and coming stars.
The Mike Bishop Comedy Hypnosis Show is returning to the fair, and bringing mind-changing entertainment with him, slated for July 23 to 29, 2017.
“When he hasn’t been here for a few years the kids always try to get people who haven’t seen him up on stage,” said Jerry Schaffner, Shelby County Fair secretary.
The show features audience members, who are brought onstage and hypnotized by Bishop. It is a family-friendly comedy show.
“We’ve talked to a number of people who have been part of the show, and they don’t remember it at all,” Schaffner said.
The Mike Bishop Comedy Show will be located next the Milkhouse. Show times are 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 3, 5 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The free entertainment tent will be the place to be each evening Tuesday through Saturday as special performers have been booked for the fair.
On Tuesday, July 25, the Jackson Center Sensations will be performing at 8 p.m.
On Wednesday night, July 26, the Guitar Kids will take to the stage. Tim Musser, a music instructor, is bringing several local kids with him to perform.
Majesty Quartet will perform Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m. The four members all live in Logan County, and will sing Christian gospel hymns. The men are Tim Walls, of DeGraff, Shannon Reames, of Lewistown, Jerry Noble, of West Liberty and Ward McBrien, of DeGraff.
Wired for Christ will rock the tent Thursday, July 27, at 8 p.m.
Friday, July 28, at 8 p.m. the chart-topping Dylan Scott will take the stage to perform. Scott peaked at no. 5 on the Country Airplay charts in early July with his song “My Girl.” He’s earned a gold certification for the single, and he is currently touring the U.S. and Canada.
Scott follows in the footsteps of his father, who played guitar with Freddy Fender and Freddie Hart. He signed his first record deal when he was 19 years old and now at 26 is making it big. Scott’s hit is written about his wife, then girlfriend, and all the things that made him love her.
Scott and his wife have been together for nine years and are expecting their first child in December.
“We have people with tickets from New York, Indiana, Kentucky – about 50 of the reserved seats are from Shelby County,” Schaffner said.
Corey Hager, a country artist from Ripley, West Virginia, will open for Scott. Hager released his debut album in 2015, called “Wanna Be Country,” and has opened for several big stars such as Sam Hunt, Easton Corbin and Chase Bryant.
Who Made Who, an AC-DC tribute band, will rock the house on Saturday, July 29. They perform hits like “TNT,” and “Dirty Deeds,” and tour Canada full-time. Their online bio claims they are “driven to reach the perfect reproduction of a live AC/DC show.”