Three join Linn Fair lineup

Sara Evans, Sawyer Brown and Five for Fighting slated to perform in July

Organizers have announced a musical lineup for the 2022 Linn County Fair featuring two mid-valley favorites, Sara Evans and Sawyer Brown, and newcomer Five For Fighting.
The fair will be held July 14-16 at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany.

SARA EVANS, a popular mainstay and former mid-valley resident, launches the Linn County Fair Thursday, July 14.

Evans, slated for Thursday. July 14, is no stranger to the mid-Willamette Valley, having lived in the area in the early 1990s. Since then, she’s amassed more than 20 Billboard-charting singles in a 25-year career, including the No. 1 hits “No Place That Far,” “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start” and “A Little Bit Stronger.”
The multi-award winning artist has worked with numerous country talents, including Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Lorrie Morgan, Mindy McCready and Phil Vassar.
Her latest album, “Copy That,” was released in 2020. She last appeared at the fair in 2018.
Vladimir John Ondrasik, better known as Five for Fighting, makes his fair debut on Friday, July 15.
The multi-talented singer-songwriter, pianist and music producer has a pair of platinum albums (2000’s “America Town” and 2004’s “The Battle for Everything”) and three Top 40 hits to his credit, including the Grammy-nominated “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” (2001), plus “100 Years” (2003) and “The Riddle” (2006).
He’s made forays into the adult contemporary chart as well with “World,” “Chances,” “What If,” “Christmas Where You Are” and “Got Blood on My Hands.”
Fair staple Sawyer Brown returns Saturday, July 16, to regale audiences with four decades worth of classics recorded over 18 studio albums.
Their 50-plus hits include a trio of Country chart-toppers in “Step That Step,” “Some Girls Do,” and “Thank God for You.”

SAWYER BROWN, another fair staple, hits the stage Saturday, July 16.

The band’s founding members worked on the road with Don King, launching Savanna, which became Sawyer Brown, after his 1981 retirement. They broke into the big time after winning “Star Search” in 1983.
The group has since earned a Horizon Award from the Country Music Association, won the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year honors in 1997 and claimed five TNN Music City News Country Awards Vocal Band of the Year distinction.
Reserved seating ticket information for these performances will be available soon at www.lcfairexpo.com and at the Linn County Facebook page.
– Alex Paul, Linn County Communications Officer