FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
- 4:45pm: Iron County Fair’s Got Talent, Child Auditions
- 5:30pm: 4-H Talent Find
- 6:00pm: Color Country Cloggers
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2020
- 10:00am: Beautiful Baby Contest
- 11:00am: Iron County Fair’s Got Talent, teen and adults auditions
- 12:00pm: Johnson Creek
- 1:00pm: Darrell Mangum
- 2:00pm: Eric Dodge
- 3:30pm: Line Dance Competition
- 4:00pm: The 8eez
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 2020
- 7:00pm: Sunday Evening Program – Entertainment Tent Featuring Kenneth Cope (If inclement weather will be held at Parowan High School)
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
- 12:00pm: Clique
- 2:00pm: Darrell Mangum
- 2:30pm: Branson Anderson
- 4:00pm: Ukelele Ladies
- 4:30pm: Iron County Fair’s Got Talent – Finals
- 5:00pm: Johnson Creek
Branson Anderson – Singer-songwriter Branson Anderson hails from Logandale, Nevada, a tiny, sleepy, desert town dating back to the 1860s, best known as the home of the Clark County Fair and Rodeo. As a teen, Anderson started writing songs with dreams of rambling across the land as a traveling musician. In fact, he once ditched high school and took a two and a half day bus ride to Nashville with the sole plan of going to Third Man Records to meet Jack White. It didn’t quite pan out and fifteen hours later he was back on a bus headed home, but a love for the adventures of the road got into his blood on that trip. Now based in Ogden, Utah, another historic frontier town rich in cowboy lore, Anderson lives in a camp trailer and fully embraces the life of a troubadour, working as a truck driver for a rock quarry when he isn’t gigging. With a creative approach to writing that eschews traditional song structure, Anderson’s influences include Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jack White, and Robert Johnson. Fueled by a humble reverence for Americana, as a performer Anderson channels the spirit of yesteryear imbued with a fresh, unique take on roots music. Anderson has toured the U.S. and parts of Europe, opening for Mattiel, Corb Lund, Charlie Parr, Brothers Comatose, Smooth Hound Smith, Little Hurricane, The Kolars, Sammy Brue, and fellow Utah residents Timmy The Teeth and Joshua James, the latter who produced Anderson’s 2017 debut album, Graydog, as well as his recently released album, Applecore, Baltimore.
Eric Dodge – Since discovering his talent by accident Eric Dodge has now shared the stage with some of Country Music’s biggest names including Carrie Underwood. He has recorded 8 albums and written 2 books and he has sold thousands of copies worldwide. He has traveled the United States and Canada performing hundreds of concerts. He has topped Amazon.com’s best selling albums list, been played on numerous radio stations, and been written about in many magazines and newspapers including Country Weekly magazine. He’s also excellent at feeding horses, hiking with his dog, and teaching line dances. Here to share his music with a message and help us discover the meaning behind, Why Not Today? Please welcome, Singer, Author, and part time cowboy, Eric Dodge
The 8eez – The 8eez band from Cedar City includes Tamara Reber (vocals), Stan Szczesny (guitar), Lindsay Szczesny (keyboard), Jordan Sanders (bass), and Carylee Zwang (drums). This group has been performing together since 2017. They play for community events, weddings, dances, and private parties. They have performed throughout Southern Utah and Nevada. Each member of the band has a deep musical background originating from their youngest years. Tamara performs regularly with local theatrical groups in Cedar City. She teaches vocal performance to students of all ages. Stan studied jazz guitar at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and is currently finishing his doctorate in literature. His wife Lindsay is primarily a violinist and teaches violin locally and viola lessons at SUU. Jordan earned his vocal performance degree from SUU studying under Carol Ann Modesitt. Carylee has a Music Education degree in percussion and currently serves as an assistant conductor for the Orchestra of Southern Utah. Together, they love to pick 80’s classics that resonate with their audiences!
Darrell Mangum – Working as a musician for 40 years, Darrell started as a guitar player. Darrell has played on stage literally hundreds of times.
He now entertains as a professional storyteller and is a member of the
Utah Storytelling Guild. Now Darrell has incorporated his BANJO in his show, with great success. His collection of fun songs has proved to be very captivating for his audiences. Darrell is from Centerville, Utah.
Iron County’s Got Talent – Jared Wilcken and Gary Taylor do a great job keeping everyone straight and on schedule. Jared and Gary are each very musical in their own right and bring life and fun to the contest.
You can come and see these fine men in action in the entertainment tent.
Johnson Creek – Waking up every day to a panoramic view of the Wasatch Mountain range rubs off on the old cowboy and the Americana music of Johnson Creek. Their tight vocal harmonies, accompanied by Craig’s guitar and Lenora’s fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, and banjo—and even the psaltery—will have you stomping your feet and singing along in spite of yourself. Come join the fun!
Color Country Cloggers – The Color Country Cloggers have been a favorite at the Iron Country Fair for many years. They are local kids ranging in age from 5 to 20. The group has lessons in Parowan, Cedar City, and Beaver. They have won many awards and are Western National Champions. The Cloggers are excited to be a part of the entertainment at the Iron County Fair and hope to see you at their performance to help kick off the fair.
The Color Country Cloggers are accepting new students for the new clogging season. You can register online at www.colorcountrycloggers.com. The Color Country Cloggers are under the direction of Debbie Johnson and Heather Mineer.
4H Talent Show – 4-H is more than just cows and cookin’! Come enjoy the talents of youth representing all ages and many 4-H project areas. Youth may perform in any category such as variety, instrumental, vocal and piano. It’s a new group every year. 4-h.org
Ukelele Ladies – The Parowan Ukulele Ladies may best be described through their “theme song,” which was composed by Irene Tebbs and Jeanne Lawler: Ukulele Ladies, play their ukuleles; we are here to sing for you. Ukulele ladies play their ukuleles, do a little hula too. If you know the song, just sing it right along, for we will sing the old and new. Ukulele Ladies play their ukuleles; having fun is what we do!