Atkins, known for his hit singles “If You’re Going Through Hell,” “Watching You” and “Take A Back Road” will perform on Friday, July 10. The concert is Atkins’ first in South Bend since headlining the 2014 B100 Birthday Party.
Other musicians on the lineup include DeWayne Spaw on Friday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 9; Art and the Artichokes on Saturday, July 4; and Cook and Belle on Friday, July 10. Caroline Kole will perform three times a day from July 3 to July 11 and duo Kari and Billie will perform three times daily from July 3 to July 9.
The fair kicks off with the annual parade at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, followed by the 4-H fashion review program and a demolition derby.
The first Miss St. Joseph County 4-H Fair Queen pageant is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 4. A fireworks show is planned to follow the Art and the Artichokes concert.
Activities on Sunday, July 5, include a birthday party celebrating South Bend’s 150th birthday and the 90th anniversary of the fair. Cake will be served.
Other entertainment and activities throughout the week include monster truck shows, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, a petting zoo, a full contact jousting show, basketball and soccer tournaments, a lumber jack show and 4-H contests and displays.
The St. Joseph County 4-H Fair runs from July 3 to July 11 at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend.