Three Special Guests Revealed as part of the 2024 Clay County Fair

Spencer, Iowa — The Clay County Fair is excited to announce three special guests as part of the SRG Concert Series for the 2024 Clay County Fair powered by SMU, taking place from September 7-15. War Hippies will join Justin Moore on Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm, Spin Doctors will join Blues Traveler on Friday, September 13 at 7:30 pm, and Judd Hoos will join Third Eye Blind on Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 pm.

 

Justin Moore with special guest War Hippies

Thursday, September 12, 7:30 pm

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In 2022, War Hippies, a country music duo and lifestyle brand founded by Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis, gained rapid acclaim for their authentic songwriting and energetic live shows. Their debut album, released in October 2022 during The Can’t Miss Tour supporting Chris Janson and Travis Tritt, debuted at No. 8 on iTunes Country Chart and No. 30 across all genres. Their records have been streamed and viewed over 38 million times across platforms. With plans to perform over 100 live concerts in 2024, their schedule includes supporting Travis Tritt, headlining performances, and festival dates. Recently endorsed by Harley-Davidson, War Hippies also perform at rallies and join rides across the U.S., and support various veteran non-profits. Furthermore, the duo is currently in the studio producing new music while also creating new video content and working on other highly anticipated projects. Visit WarHippies.com for more information.

 

Blues Traveler with special guest Spin Doctors

Friday, September 13, 7:30 pm

Formed in 1988 in New York City, in 1990, the Spin Doctors were signed to Epic Records/Sony Music by A&R executive Frankie LaRocka. The band’s epic debut EP, Up For Grabs, was recorded live at Wetlands in Lower Manhattan and released in January 1991. In August 1991, the Spin Doctors released their full-length debut album, Pocket Full Of Kryptonite, co-produced by Frank Aversa, Peter Denenberg, and Frankie LaRocka. Relentless touring and a wave of positive press kept the album alive into the next year, when sales began to increase dramatically. …Kryptonite was certified gold in September 1992 and received an additional boost from the band’s October appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Reaching the one million mark in January 1993, …Kryptonite entered the Billboard Top Ten one month later. By June 1993, the album was triple platinum and had breached the Top Five among Billboard Pop Albums while spinning off two major hit singles: “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and the No. 1 Rock radio song of 1993, “Two Princes.” which also earned the band a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. Ultimately, Pocket Full Of Kryptonite sold over five million copies in the US and another five million overseas. “[Their] popularity is based on universal rock & roll virtues,” said Rolling Stone, which put the band on the cover of its January 7, 1993 issue. “The Doctors aren’t trying to blaze new trails-they know we’ve been down this way with the Stones, Curtis Mayfield, and a few of their other touchstones. But the proof-plenty of it-is in the party.” In June 1994, the Spin Doctors released their second Epic album, Turn It Upside Down. Once again co-produced by Peter Denenberg and Frankie LaRocka, the album featured new originals like “Biscuit Head,” “Bags Of Dirt,” and “You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast.” The band set out on a three-month headlining tour and played to immense crowds at the Woodstock and Glastonbury festivals. Their cover of the Creedence Clearwater classic “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” was a highlight of the multi-platinum Philadelphia soundtrack. In November/December 1994, the Spins opened for the Rolling Stones on a series of eleven North American stadium shows. In March 1995, their album hit the one million (platinum) mark in the US, moving an additional million copies overseas. The Spin Doctors’ next Epic album, You’ve Got to Believe In Something, was produced by Danny Kortchmar and released in May 1996; more touring followed. The band would release three more albums: 1999’s Here Comes The Bride, 2005’s Nice Talk to Me, and If the River Was Whiskey, which was released in 2013. Thirty years. A thousand twists. But whatever happens down the road, rest assured that the Spin Doctors will always be the last men standing, still making music like their lives depend on it, still riding the bus, still shaking the room. Even now, plans are afoot for a seventh studio album to be released on Capitol Records in early 2025 and another swashbuckling world tour, adding to their tally of almost two thousand shows.

 

Third Eye Blind with special guest Judd Hoos

Saturday, September 14, 7:30 pm

Judd Hoos is an independent American rock band from the Black Hills of South Dakota. In the past year, they appeared on NBC’s American Song Contest with Snoop Dogg & Kelly Clarkson, been in the studio, released new music, and played over 100 Midwest clubs, theaters, festivals, fairs, and made their debut on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip main stage. Recently, Judd Hoos made multiple tour appearances with Nashville rockers The Wild Feathers, launched the “Nashville comes to the Black Hills: Songwriting Camp,” hosted the first-ever Judd Hoos Charity Jam, and even shared the stage with classic rock icon Billy Idol. In addition to recording new music and playing live, they have renewed their tour sponsorship with Remedy Brewing Company out of Sioux Falls, SD, for the second straight year and collaborated on their own signature IPA, Hoos Joos, that can be enjoyed at most shows.

 

The full SRG Concert Series lineup for the Clay County Fair, powered by SMU, is on sale now, featuring KANSAS, Trace Adkins, The Mavericks, Justin Moore, Blues Traveler, and Third Eye Blind. The Clay County Fair runs September 7th – 15th.

 

Tickets are available online at www.midwestix.com, by phone at 515-244-2771, or in person at the Events Center Box Office. All tickets, regardless of purchase location, are also subject to a handling and processing fee, which is not included in the advertised price.

 

About the Grandstand Bag checks are conducted at all Grandstand events. The following items will be prohibited: weapons/firearms, alcoholic beverages not provided by the Fair & Events Center, air horns/whistles or other noisemakers, helium-filled balloons, glitter/confetti, glass bottles, fireworks, and illegal substances.

 

About the Clay County Fair & Events Center Rooted in Tradition, the Clay County Fair and Events Center is a year-round facility that annually hosts more than 300 events, including its signature event, the Clay County Fair powered by SMU. Known as “The World’s Greatest County Fair” since 1917, the Clay County Fair attracts more than 300,000 guests each September for nine days of world-class entertainment, competition, food, fun, and the largest farm machinery show at any fair in the United States. Additional information can be found at claycountyfair.com.

 

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