Durham Fair’s Main Stage Entertainment

Main Stage events are FREE with a paid fair ticket.

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Little River Band

Friday, Sep 27, 2019, 7:00 PM

Little River Band started their group back in 1975 and spent the 70’s and 80’s blowing up the charts with multi-platinum albums setting a record for having a Top 10 hit for 6 consecutive years. You’ll be Reminiscing on Friday night listening to their smooth classic rock hits like Lady, Lonesome Loser, Cool Change and Man on Your Mind on the Main Stage. Come see why Glenn Frey dubbed this group “the best singing band in the world”!

Opening Act: The Monthei Brothers

Friday, Sep 27, 2019, 5:30 PM

Big and Rich

Big & Rich

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019, 7:00 PM

Big & Rich are America’s Technicolor cowboys, brothers-in-arms in service to the creed that great music has no boundaries. John Rich and Big Kenny have made a career of being relatable and musically relevant since exploding into the public consciousness in 2003 as the rarest of breeds—true country music game changers. With 2004’s triple-platinum “Horse of a Different Color,” they were able to tap into the best strands of a wide spectrum of popular music, filter them through their pens and voices and produce a sound that is instantly recognizable, if not classifiable.

Opening Act: TBD

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019, 5:30 PM

Braiden Sunshine & Presley and Taylor

CT Grown Entertainment

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019

Come see some of the best talent Connecticut has to offer Sunday at the Fair!

Braiden Sunshine

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019, 11:30 AM

Presley and Taylor

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019, 1:00 PM

Main Stage Entertainers Through the Years at the Durham Fair

  • 1970 Roy Acuff with Patsy Sledd
  • 1971 Tex Ritter 1973 Skeeter Davis, Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper
  • 1974 Carter Family, The Stonemans
  • 1975 Ferlin Husky, Charlie Walker / Slim Coxx
  • 1976 Bill Anderson and Mary Lou Turner, Little Jimmy Dickens
  • 1977 Sonny James, Kitty Wells, Johnny Wright, Bobby Wright
  • 1978 Tom T. Hall, George Hamilton IV
  • 1979 Stella Parton, Jim and Jesse, Justin Tubb
  • 1980 The Kendalls, Wilburn Brothers, Charlie Walker
  • 1981 Bill Monroe, Jimmy C. Newman, Ray Pillow
  • 1982 Porter Wagoner, The Stonemans, Jan Howard
  • 1983 Boxcar Willie, Johnny Russell, Mac Wiseman
  • 1984 Ronnie McDowell, Jeannie C. Riley, Wilma Lee Cooper
  • 1985 Bill Anderson, The Whites, Ferlin Husky
  • 1986 Grandpa Jones, Bill Anderson, Connie Smith
  • 1987 John Conlee, Moe Bandy, Little Jimmy Dickens
  • 1988 Bill Monroe, Lynn Anderson, Porter Wagoner
  • 1989 Dirk Benedict, Dottie West, Bowzer, Jimmy C. Newman, Tom Wopat
  • 1990 Mel McDaniel, Baillie and the Boys, Williams and Ree
  • 1991 Earl Thomas Conley, Marty Stuart, Dan Seals
  • 1992 Riders in the Sky, Michael Johnson, Bellamy Brothers, John Conlee
  • 1993 Patty Loveless, Bailley and the Boys, BJ Thomas
  • 1994 Hal Ketchum, Jerry Reed, Ronna Reeves
  • 1995 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Hartford, Holly Dunn, Jan and Dean
  • 1996 Steve Wariner, Marshall Tucker Band, Mike Snider
  • 1997 Ricky Van Shelton, Bowzer, Ricky Scaggs, Bill Engvall
  • 1998 Loretta Lynn, 38 Special, Toby Keith
  • 1999 Sammy Kershaw, Billy Ray Cyrus, Three Dog Night
  • 2000 Kenny Chesney, Pam Tillis, Drifters-Platters-Marvelettes
  • 2001 Diamond Rio, Roy Clark, Bo Diddley
  • 2002 Diamond Rio, Lonestar, Marshall Tucker Band
  • 2003 Joan Jett, Charlie Daniels Band, Sara Evans
  • 2004 Sawyer Brown, Trace Adkins, Eddie Money
  • 2005 Randy Travis, Neal Mccoy, Gin Blossoms
  • 2006 George Jones, She'Daisy, Phil Vassar
  • 2007 Oak Ridge Boys, 38 Special, Joe Nichols
  • 2008 Blake Shelton, The Guess Who, Phil Vassar
  • 2009 Blake Shelton, The Guess Who
  • 2010 Aaron Tippin, REO Speedwagon
  • 2011 KC & Sunshine Band, Blues Traveler, Steel Magnolia
  • 2012 Kenny Rogers, Kellie Pickler
  • 2013 Justin Moore, Josh Turner
  • 2014 Tower of Power, Montgomery Gentry, JoDee Messina
  • 2015 Martina McBride, Craig Morgan, Confederate Railroad
  • 2016 Old Dominion, Foreigner, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • 2017 Brothers Osborne, Pat Benatar, USO
  • 2018 Melissa Etheridge, Scotty McCreery, USO