San Juan County Fair Guide • 2018
Music, dancing and more
By Cali Bagby There’s something for everyone during the 2018 San Juan County Fair. Included in this year’s line-up are country singers, rock bands and dancers, as well as various workshops provided by some of the entertainers. “We are mixing it up this year,” said Lars Sorensen, fair entertainment coordinator. The workshops will allow for conversation and education between performers and their audience. For workshop dates and times, visit www.sjcfair.org. Ten local musicians will perform, as well as up-and-coming performers from across the state, like Maiah Wynne and Micaiah Sawyer — the winner and runner-up of Seattle’s KEXP Sound Off! Competition earlier this year. Sorensen said he hopes some of the new artists at the fair will have successful careers and become famous performers in the future. “We can say we saw them at the fair,” said Sorensen. There are also plenty of familiar sounds at the fair this year like the Americana folk duo Dave and Mandy and the Seattle Rock Symphony featuring the famous rock drummer Alan White of Yes. Sorensen said that parents can share classic rock with their kids. The Seattle Rock Orchestra performance and clinic is brought to the fair by the Bradley Family Foundation through the San Juan Island Rotary Club. There will also be a pre-season gear-up for Seahawks fans. Supa Sam, the official DJ for the Seahawks and the Sea Gals, will help fans rally. The Sea Gals will also perform with locals who attended their camp earlier in the month. On Thursday, Aug. 16, Friday Harbor High School students are producing a family-friendly hiphop show. For more information, visit www.sjcfair.org. “We’ve upped the production game as well,” said Sorensen. The
community stage has received a makeover that includes a bigger stage and sound system. Check out all the entertainment below:
Mentalist Brian Ledbetter engages audiences with subtle comedy, audience participation, feats of extraordinary mentalism and intriguing visuals. Imagine seeing inanimate objects seemingly come to life and move using only the power of the mind. Forks bend and spoons twist into a knot. Ledbetter reads the thoughts of strangers, recites the serial number of a borrowed dollar bill he’s never seen or touched and predicts a word that is thought of by an audience volunteer. Show times below: Wednesday, Aug. 15 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Main Stage 2:30-3 p.m., Roaming 4:30-5:30 p.m., Main Stage Thursday, Aug. 16 11:30-12:30 p.m., Community Stage 1-1:30 p.m., Roaming 6-6:30 p.m., Roaming Friday, Aug. 17 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Main Stage 2:30-3 p.m., Roaming 6-6:30 p.m., Roaming Saturday, Aug. 18 1-1:30 p.m., Roaming 6-6:30 p.m., Roaming
Chase The Entertainer
Chase has been performing magic since he was old enough to hold a deck of cards. After mishearing his mother telling him that being the class clown is not a viable career choice, Chase sought out mentorship from the best magicians, developing a reputation for skillful card tricks and sleight of hand. Chase has also trained in comedy and improv to develop a style of magic unusually obsessed with lemons and thus full of zest.
Wednesday, Aug. 15 1-1:30 p.m., Roaming 7:30-8 p.m., Community Stage Thursday, Aug. 16 10:30-11 a.m., Roaming 8-8:30 p.m., Roaming Friday, Aug. 17 1-1:30 p.m., Roaming Saturday, Aug. 18 10:30-11 a.m., Roaming 4:30-5:30 p.m., Main Stage 8-8:30 p.m., Roaming
Zuzu African Acrobats
Originating in Mombasa, Kenya, the Zuzu African Acrobats have performed in more than 25 countries over the last 10 years including Australia, China, Korea, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. They have been performing in the United States since February 1999 and have received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Show times below: Wednesday, Aug. 15 10:30-11 a.m., Roaming 4-4:30 p.m., Roaming Thursday, Aug. 16 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Main Stage 4-4:30 p.m., Roaming Friday, Aug. 17 11:30-12:15 p.m., Community Stage 4-4:30 p.m., Roaming Saturday, Aug. 18 4-4:30 p.m., Roaming
Zuzu African Acrobats.
Have your lunch on the lawn near the main stage and enjoy music. Different music every day, many genres. Check the full 2018 event schedule at www.sjcfair.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
Choroloco, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Choroloco is a Seattle-based acoustic trio specializing in choro, a highly melodic and rhythmic instrumental form of popular Brazilian music.
Thursday, Aug. 16
Carolyn Cruso, 12:30-1 p.m. Cruso is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer based on Orcas Island.
Thursday, Aug. 17
Teddy Deane, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Deane is a sax player from San Juan Island.
Evening shows Wednesday, Aug. 15
4-H performance arts, 3-5 p.m., Community Stage. High Class Ding A Lings, 6-6:30 p.m., Roaming. Local hand-bell group. Chaquis Maliq, 7:30-8 p.m., SEE MUSIC, PAGE 12
San Juan County Fair Guide • 2018
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