Fairgoers will get a heavy dose of Rush courtesy of Lotus Land. (Provided)

Live Country and Rock on the Fair’s Main Stage


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The Tunbridge Fair grandstand will be the place to be for great music Friday and Saturday night, when radio stations Froggy 100.9 and Frank- FM 107.1 again host a variety or bands.

What’s more, admission to all concerts is free with your fair admission ticket.

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Friday night, Froggy will bring country music to the stage, with the Shana Stack Band opening the show at 7 p.m. followed by the Ultimate Aldean Experience at 8 p.m.

The tempo ramps up Saturday afternoon with FrankFest III, a rock festival produced by Central Vermont’s Frank-FM.

Country Night

Friday evening’s night of country music begins at 7 p.m. with the Shana Stack Band.

Winner of numerous awards, most recently Band of the Year by the New England Music Awards, the Shana Stack Band’s high-energy, high-impact show features vocalist Shana Stack, and Nashville Songwriter’s Association International member, Ed Leavitt, the male vocalist and songwriter of the group. The group focuses on current country and Leavitt's original music.

The Jason Aldean tribute artist, Greg, performing as Ultimate Aldean Experience, takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Growing up in a musical family, Greg started playing the guitar at age 7 and took vocal lessons at the age of 21. After spending many years performing in Nashville and other places, Greg soon became aware that there was a fairly new country artist named Jason Aldean, whom Greg resembled. In fact, he was frequently approached by folks asking if he was Aldean.

In 2012, Greg launched his tribute band, and within months he was performing on the Las Vegas strip, Since leaving Las Vegas, Greg has been touring the U.S.

Rock It Out

Since 2015, “the festival that features everything that rocks” has become a popular part of the Tunbridge Fair.

This year, Frankfest III will begin Saturday at 5 p.m. on the fair’s main stage with Heartless, a Heart/Zeppelin tribute band from Central Vermont.

Boys Gone Wild brings a taste of the ’80s to the stage. (Provided)

At 7:25 p.m., Frankfest III will then rocket into the ’80s with the ultimate tribute to the decade of decadence with Boys Gone Wild! There will also be a special guest appearance from a couple members of Williamstown’s AC/DC tribute band, Bon Fire.

Frankfest III will conclude with Lotus Land, a tribute to the music of Rush, with the show starting at 9:15 p.m.

Lotus Land is a two-time winner of Rush Con and tours nationally. The three-piece band, comprising Bob Chartrand, Mark Dalton, and Chris Nelson, brings the force of live Rush to the Tunbridge fair’s grandstand.

Frank-FM’s program director and host of The Late Afternoon Show, TJ Michaels, this week said, “Lotus Land gives fans a chance to capture that lighting in the bottle that propelled Rush to become one of the biggest bands in the world.”

More information on Frankfest III can be found atwww.frankvermont.com/frankfest3.

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