Uncle Kracker returns to the Umatilla County Fair on Aug. 5, kicking off five days of food, fun and entertainment at the fairgrounds, 515 W. Orchard Ave., in Hermiston.
The last time Kracker made an appearance at the fair was in 2010, and fair officials say his concert drew their largest number of fairgoers in the fair's history.
The rap/rocker, whose birth name is Matthew Shafer, was formerly a member of Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band before he branched out on a solo career in 2000. Showtime is 9 p.m.
Other big-name entertainment scheduled for the fair include The Oak Ridge Boys on Aug. 6, Latino night on Aug. 7, Foghat on Aug. 8 and Phil Vassar on Aug. 9.
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The Oak Ridge Boys are no strangers to country music fans, having charted 40 years of hit singles, including Elvira, Thank God for Kids and Bobbie Sue. Showtime is 9 p.m.
Latino music night features several Latin musicians, including Victor Manuel, El Payasito, Puro Domador, Jefes de Mando, Tormenta de Durango and Domador de la Sierra. Music starts at 6 p.m.
Foghat is a British rock band from yesteryear that introduced the electric slide guitar into rock music in the 1970s. The band has never stopped touring, though band members have changed repeatedly during the past several decades. Original member Roger Earl remains with the group today. Showtime is 9 p.m.
Vassar had produced seven hit singles, including Carlene, Last Day of My Life, Just Another Day in Paradise and American Child. But he also writes hit songs for other country musicians, like Tim McGraw's My Next Thirty Years. Showtime is 9 p.m.
The concerts come with admission to the fair, but reserved seats cost an additional $10.
Fair general admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Carnival ride wristbands cost $30 and do not include admission to the fairgrounds.
The fair opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. each day.
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