GALLIPOLIS — The main stage at the Gallia County Junior Fair was rocking Thursday night when the legendary Charlie Daniels Band took the stage.
About an hour before taking to the stage, Daniels’ bus pulled into the fairgrounds off Jackson Pike with two escorts from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office. Thursday’s performance was Daniels’ second in Gallia County; he also performed at the fair in 2010.
Daniels, known for his extraordinary fiddle-playing, didn’t disappoint as he and his band rocked the house with several songs, including “Southern Boy,” “Boogie Woogie Fiddle Country Blues,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
Shortly before the show, Daniels’ sent out a tweet on his Twitter account that said, “Got to get ready to pick for the good folks in Gallipolis Ohio. Check with yall after a while.” After the show, he tweeted, “The Buckeye State was cooking tonight. Thank you Gallipolis, we love yall.”
Friday night’s entertainment on the main stage will be the Riverside Cloggers, followed by Two River Junction.
Admission to to the Gallia County Junior Fair is $8, which includes rides and entertainment. Parking is free.
Permanent seating is not available for any of the entertainment shows, so people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
For more information, visit www.galliacountyfair.org, or the fair’s Facebook Page.
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