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Cheap Trick, Charlie Daniels Band headline 166th Walworth

County Fair 2015 - Midway entertainment, food best in area

by Dustin Alexander, Metro News Milwaukee

Charlie Daniels and his band performed at the Walworth County Fair in Elkhorn, Wisconsin Saturday, September 5 2015. (©2015 Bill Stephens/Metro News)
ELKHORN, WIS - The 166th annual Walworth County Fair features Cheap Trick tonight at the grand stand. VIP seating is completely sold out, but regular bleacher seats are still available according to fair officials. Check their website for more information.

The band was formed in 1973 in Rockford, Illinois and was also ranked No. 25 in VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar) and Daxx Nielsen (drums). Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police" and "The Flame". They have often been referred to in the Japanese press as the "American Beatles".

Charlie Daniels Band performed Saturday evening under weather conditions that were pleasant. The last song of the evening was his trademark tune,"The Devil Went Down To Georgia."

"We're happy to return to the Walworth County Fair. We love the crowds we play to here in Wisconsin. They're such friendly, down to earth folks," Daniels said in an exclusive backstage interview with Metro News Milwaukee.

The 78-year-old country rock musician still performs a full concert schedule and is performing to a sold out crowd tonight at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

The Walworth County Fair is the largest county fair in Wisconsin and continues to be a "dry" event that doesn't serve alcohol. It runs until Monday, September 7.