DFW Music News

Old 97's County Fair Announces Third Annual Lineup with Headliner Lord Huron

Last year's County Fair ticketholders piled toward the stage for an evening of country, rock and soul acts.
Last year's County Fair ticketholders piled toward the stage for an evening of country, rock and soul acts. Mike Brooks
Just about the time we start missing the State Fair of Texas, its music festival sibling, the Old 97's County Fair, comes along. This week, the festival announced the lineup for its third event, which returns to Main Street Garden Park on April 14.

In addition to the usual cotton candy, corn dogs and carnival rides, last year's festival offered a mix of contemporary and classic country, soul and rock acts, including the Jayhawks, Lucinda Williams and Mavis 
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Staples. This year, L.A.-based indie folk band Lord Huron is the star attraction. As always, Dallas' the Old 97's anchor the lineup:

Old 97’s
Lord Huron
The Mavericks
Valerie June
The Bottle Rockets
Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards)
Paul Cauthen
Jaime Wyatt
Bastards of Soul

In last year's review, Jeff Strowe called the fest a "well-curated, daylong music festival for adults and kids," and complimented the one-stage setup. "The bands were never outside earshot, no matter where you were in the park, and a single stage meant there was no agonizing over which acts to see and which to skip," he wrote.

Tickets for this year's Old 97's County Fair start at $50 for general admission. The County Fair Poster Bundle is $65, and a VIP pass for access to private restrooms, bars and a viewing deck is $125. Tickets are on sale at old97scf.com.

Old 97's County Fair, Saturday, April 14, Main Street Garden Park, 1902 Main St., $50-$125, old97scf.com.
In addition to music, the Old 97's County Fair offers corn dogs, cotton candy and a sampling of classic carnival games.
Mike Brooks

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