Sounds From the Jacksonville Fair

Words by Carson Rich

The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair is coming to town once again. The food and rides are top-notch as usual, but this year’s entertainment lineup for their concert series looks like it is going to be special. Here is the official list and description of who will be performing:


Dalton Dover: After climbing up the charts with his smash country hit “Giving Up On That,” Dover has proven that he has what it takes to rock the main stage. Last year he was named a Spotify “Hot Country 2022 Artist to Watch.” 


Steeln’ Peaches: A rock and roll revue of the Allman Brothers Band who tours around playing covers in celebration of the legendary group.


Stephen Carey: An up-and-coming country singer who is making waves in Nashville. Was a part of “Rolling Stone” magazine’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” list.


Beau & The Burners: A laid-back group who create a large, jumpin’, rockabilly sound featuring Beau Knott, twangin’ and sangin’; Jim Weber, crash-boom-bangin’; and Justin Hammack, thumpin’ and slappin’. 


Dennis Lee Band: For over 30 years, Dennis Lee and the gang have been rockin’ out at festivals and fairs. His interactive and participatory shows give the audience a moment to remember.  


Jackie Stranger: Americana singer/multi-instrumentalist. If you don’t know Jackie Stranger, you’re not livin’ right.


Jason Evans Band: Jason Evans’ background is full of music history. He was born into the industry with his father Doug being an integral part of the legendary band Heart of Dixie Bluegrass.


Kaden and The Meeks: Kaden and the Meeks dip their toe deep into the well of old-school, Appalachian honky-tonk with a side helping of anthemic Southern rock goodness. 


Kevin PM: A singer/songwriter based out of Northeast Florida. His songwriting employs elements of folk, rock, country, and experimental music. 


Let’s Ride Brass Band: Your favorite 11-piece brass band bringing it to ya, straight from Duval!


Madison Grace: Madison Grace is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Lakeland by way of the deep-south town of Myrtle, Mississippi. 


Patsy’s Daydream: Tianna DiSalvo started Patsy’s Daydream as a homage to Patsy Cline. Since forming in 2020, they have branched out to offer what Tianna calls “‘50s and ‘60s dream pop.”


Rambler Kane – Standing soaked in the music crossroads of folk, country, blues and soul, Rambler Kane is a singer/songwriter from Jacksonville, FL who presents a unique blend of Americana. 


Robbie Dammit & The Broken Strings – Robbie Dammit is a singer/songwriter whose rough edges bleed through his honest brand of Americana music. 


Sunriver:  Sunriver will be taking it to the next level, a trio with a brand new fiddle player.


For the full schedule of performances, visit


About Carson Rich

Throughout his childhood, you could always find Carson Rich with his eyes glued to the screen watching Sportcenter every morning before school. Now as an aspiring sports journalist at Folio Weekly, he looks to take after the people he used to look up to. Even when he is not writing about sports, he's usually at home binging old highlights or catching up on the latest news in sports.