Bay Stage filled with entertainment at Solano County Fair

By From page B3 | July 25, 2014

VALLEJO — The Solano County Fair’s Bay Stage will again offer entertainment all day, every day at this year’s fair, which opens Wednesday and closes Aug. 3.

The fair will hold two competitions on the stage.

One for talent and dance on Aug. 1 and the “Solano Stars! Vocal Competition” Aug. 2. Both get underway at 5 p.m.

Registration is due by Saturday. For details visit www.scfair.com.

The stage will also be home to a nightly Karaoke Party from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Bay Stage performers also include:

Hypnotist Steve Bayner, who performs all over the United States, as well as abroad. Show times vary. Check the daily schedule.

The Voltones will perform 5 p.m. Wednesday. The band features homegrown talent and combines rock with reverb-drenched west coast surf classics.

Too Much Fiction will be featured at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The band performs original music that has been described as jazzy, alternative and modern rock.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, The Best Intentions will perform their repertoire of Motown classics. The group showcases six men with many years of combined experience in the music and entertainment industry, performing with big name stars and at venues all across the U.S. and Canada.

Foreign Frontiers is slated to bring their indie tunes to the Bay Stage at 3 p.m. Aug. 1. The band, who met when they were each home schooled, debuted their first original song, “Rouge,” to a group of unsuspecting home schoolers. This year, the members are looking forward to recording their first EP.

Berkeley natives, Thirstbusters, take the stage to perform their original pop-rock hits at noon Aug. 2. They recorded their first album as a one-room live recording with no producer. The music video for their single, “So There,” garnered the attention of Disney, who aired it on its channel.

At 1 p.m. Aug. 3, gospel artist Raymond Coats brings his soulful sounds to the fair.

He began his career at the age of 12 singing bass/baritone in his church choir with The Coats Singers in San Francisco. He has been the front man for various bands including Raw Soul, The Elegants, The Performers, Cordial, Finesse and Soul Commitment.

The Urban Bushmen Band will play at 5 p.m. Aug. 3. The group covers classic lues, R&B and neo-soul.

Shows are included with fair admission. For details, visit www.scfair.com.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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