Columbia County Fair - Chatham, NY

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Joe Nichols a Rogers, Arkansas native literally burst onto the country music scene with two back to back #1 hit singles, “The Impossible” and Brokenheartsville,” and from that point began loading his trophy case with awards, honors and accolades. The hits kept coming with four # 1 singles and eight Top 10 hits, including "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off," "Gimmie That Girl," "If Nobody Believed In You," "What's A Guy Gotta Do," "Size Matters," and "I'll Wait For You" cracking the upper echelons of the country music charts.

Nichols’ body of work maintains an impressive quality and standard. While paying tribute to those influences that came before him, like Haggard, the music has always had a fresh and modern feel. “Sunny and 75,” his debut single for new imprint Red Bow Records, carries on that tradition.

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Watch Joe Nichols' music video -- Gimmie That Girl

HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute to the Eagles"

HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute to the Eagles" was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, HOTEL CALIFORNIA faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Country while delivering a modern, action packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium.

This band, comprised of five respected, multi-talented top music industry professionals, presents a dynamic exciting show saluting the music of The Eagles, a supergroup whose music has proven to have a staying power that few bands lay claim to. Finally, audiences can once again experience the energy and magic of this timeless music.

Each concert presents an exciting showcase of The Eagles mega-hits such as “Take it Easy”, “Heartache Tonight”, and “Hotel California” as well as newer releases “Get Over It” and “Love will Keep Us Alive”. The group also performs select titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.

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Melvin the Magnificent

Melvin the Magnificent, a professional magician played by Joe Goode, has been performing for over 20 years with credits ranging from annual performances for Saratoga's First Night celebration, to an overseas Armed Forces Entertainment Tour by order of the US Pentagon, to birthday parties right in your neighborhood. His shows are action packed, interactive, and sure to bring huge laughs. See Melvin the Magnificent and Hocus Pocus the Magic Bunny in three amazing interactive shows throughout the day!

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Wade Live

Wade Live is a comedy magician that travels the country performing a unique blend of hilarious comedy, mind blowing magic, tons of audience participation, musical intro and a musical finale!
Whether Wade is making neon colored doves appear out of thin air, or a balling ball from a pad of paper, Wade guarantees you a show you will never forget!

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Chelsea Cavanaugh

Country Singer / Songwriter Chelsea Cavanaugh electrifies audiences and inspire fans with her catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics. At just 16 years old, Chelsea has shared the stage with top national country artists and performed for thousands. Chelsea performs a diverse range of original contemporary country material along with her own versions of some great hits!

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The Mirage Band

Mirage is a local band comprised of six musicians from Columbia and Greene Counties. The band members pride themselves on performing good classic rock & roll hits like Addicted to Love, Jet Airliner, Love Shack and more. Get ready as Mirage performs with high energy and passion that will get you on your feet!

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Michael Blaine Hypnotist

Don't miss the most entertaining comedy stage Hypnotist in the USA. Michael Blaine has hypnotized countless persons throughout the country. You will be amazed and delighted as volunteers allow themselves to go under his amazing control. t is not uncommon to see your friends and family become Elvis, The Rockettes, or even Miss America, and the list goes on and on...His captivating shows will leave you begging for more as his subjects' minds are given a license to perform. Come and see for yourself the magic of the mind.

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Russ Kennedy

Russ Kennedy has been entertaining over 30 years playing in the Capital District and beyond. A singer, guitarist, stylist and entertainer in adult contemporary and classic oldies, Russ's rich vocal and strong guitar playing is his trademark sound.

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Columbia County Fair is sponsored by A. Carlusso & Son, Inc. and Hudson River Bankd & Trust Co. Foundation