The Delta County Fair has something for everybody. Just take a look at the evening events -- a nonstop lineup of endurocross, team roping, barrel racing, mutton bustin' and on Friday, live music.
Redhead Express opens the concert at 7 p.m., followed by Ned LeDoux featuring Western Underground.
The four sisters who call themselves Redhead Express -- Kendra, LaRae, Alisa and Meghan -- have been touring from Alaska since 2007, performing over 2,000 shows. They now reside in middle Tennessee, in the heart of America's roots music.
After they've captivated their audience with their sound, their realness and their passion, Ned LeDeoux will take the stage. In country music, a last name like LeDoux casts a big, storied and bittersweet shadow, but it's one Ned LeDoux doesn't mind standing in one bit. Having been a drummer in his dad Chris' band Western Underground since 1998, Ned knew from an early age that he had "no Plan B" but to play music. "Once I got the taste of the road, and being in front of a crowd and just the sound of it, it was...freedom."
When his dad passed away in 2005 from cancer, Ned continued to tour with his father's band to keep the musical spirit of Chris LeDoux alive. He says he kind of sticks with what his dad used to do, but he tries to bring his own stuff to the table.
You're guaranteed to hear "This Cowboy's Hat" -- the song most requested by his fans and a request Ned is honored to oblige. His personal favorite song to sing though is one called "You Can't Tell Me We Ain't Got It All." It's the first original song Ned co-wrote with his dad and seems to pick up right where Chris left off.
Tickets for all the main events can be purchased at the gate or online at www.deltacountyfair.com. Concert tickets are $15 and can also be purchased at Sisson's Feed & Seed, Cedaredge FoodTown, Hitchin' Post, Desperado, Murdoch's in Montrose and Clifton, and Paonia Farm and Home Supply.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.