PLATTSBURGH — It’s time to hear the buzzer and watch the chairs turn around once again for “The Voice” winners Danielle Bradbery and The Swon Brothers as they will be performing at this year’s Clinton County Fair, along with many others.
Bradbery, winner, and The Swon Brothers, third place winner, from NBC’s hit “The Voice” Season 4 will be performing a two-hour show beginning at 7:30 p.m.
“We are going to put on the best Swoncert that you guys have ever seen around here,” said Colton Swon from The Swon Brothers. “There’s going to be lots of energy, and we can’t wait to get there.”
The Swon Brothers are an American country music duo from Muskagee, OK, who stayed under Blake Shelton’s wing throughout the competition. Even though they received third place, they were the first duo to make it from the Top 12 live shows to the season finale. They went on to sign a record deal with Arista Nov. 1, 2013, and released their first official single, “Later On,” the following month.
“It’s just what we were born to do, as cliche as it sounds,” said Zach Swon from The Swon Brothers. “We’ve done it for so long, and we started when we could make noise, and it was something that was natural for us.
“I guarantee that it’s the funnest thing that we’ve ever done and ever will do, and we will probably do it until the day we die.”
The other country singer winner is Bradbery from Cypress, Texas. She became the youngest contestant to come in first place also under the watchful eye of Blake Shelton. After signing with Big Machine Records, she released her debut studio album, Danielle Bradbery, Nov. 25, 2013, featuring the hit single “The Heart of Dixie.”
The show will take place on the Casella Stage at the Sample Lumber Co. Waste Management LLC and D.S. Specialties, Inc. Grandstands.
Pre-sale tickets are $26 for Grandstand seating and $31 for track seating, which includes gate admission. Day of show tickets are $20 plus $8 gate admission for grandstand seating and $25 plus $8 gate admission for track seating.
“I just felt like we should bring them both here,” said Glenn Gillespie, manager of the Clinton County Fair. “So, we checked with them, and they were available, and I said, ‘let’s try and bring ‘The Voice’ to Plattsburgh.’”
The Grandstand show opening day will feature Yesterday - The Beatles Tribute from Las Vegas.
The show band has performed on five continents and recreates note-for-note the music of the Fab Four.
“We were there a couple years ago, and we enjoyed playing there very much,” said Don Bellezzo, who portrays John Lennon in the show band. “The people were great.”
Their performance this year will mark the 50th anniversary of when The Beatles first arrived in the United States, hoping they will bring “enjoyment and a first-hand experience of what it would’ve been like to see The Beatles play live years ago” to the crowd, Bellezzo said.
The show will start at 8 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $12, which includes gate admission. Day of show tickets are $10 plus $4 gate admission, which will lead into a fireworks display by Dr. Joe’s Coyote Fireworks Co. at 10 p.m.
“I’ve had them at the fair maybe three or four years ago,” Gillespie said. “They [the community] fell in love with them.”
With the inspiration from “The Voice” performers, contestants in the North Country’s Got Talent Competition will take the stage Thursday, July 17.
The show will be separated into two groups, 13 and older and 12 and younger. The first qualifying round, Tuesday, and second qualifying round, Wednesday, will take place at the Sample Lumber Co. LLC Court Stage. Qualifiers will go to the Finale Show at the Casella Waste Management stage in front of the Sample Lumber Co. LLC & D.S. Specialties Inc. Grandstands.
The winner of the adult category will win $500 cash and a $500 gift card for Kneucraft Fine Jewelry. The runner-up will receive $250 cash, and third place will get $125. The winner of the youth category will get $100 cash and a $100 gift card for Kneucraft Fine Jewelry, with $50 cash for the second-place winner and $25 for third.
The finalists won’t be leaving empty handed because they will be receive free Pepsi products, movie passes and ride bracelets.
To enter, pay the $10 entry fee before the qualifying times. No entry form is required.
“Well the way the economy is right now, they got a good voice, why not try and win some money?” Gillespie said. “If they got talent, use it.”
It’s time to stop the music and start the engines because the pulling starts Wednesday with a harness race where the horses will pull their riders in a two-wheel cart called a sulky, an event that will take place at noon and is free to the public.
On Friday, starting at 6 p.m, there will be the Street Legal Truck Pull that will cost $6 admission or $6 for a Pit Pass.
“If you own a pickup truck, bring it in the fair and see if you can beat somebody else’s,” Gillespie said. “Come on in and see how good your truck can be.”
After the trucks leave, the trackers come in during the Adirondack tracker pull Saturday, which starts at 3 p.m. Admission is $6 or $6 for a Pit Pass. Earlier in the morning, the mini-horses and muscular horses will come in for the two horse pulls taking place at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Admission for both horse pulls is free.
The Demolition Derby will take center stage Sunday with shows at 1 and 7 p.m, which will cost $7 for Grandstand seating for each show. The Pit Pass, for $15 sold at the 1 p.m. show, will cover admission for both shows, which will end the Clinton County fair until next year.
To find out more about the fair and its events, visit clintoncountyfair.com.