For the 159th Bloomsburg Fair, the officials have booked classic rock stars and the reality TV family from “Duck Dynasty,” aka the Robertsons. The announcement was made on May 12, 2014 on their Facebook account. Yes, you read it right, the “Duck Dynasty Stars” are coming to 159th Bloomsburg Fair.
“We are pleased to announce that A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson will be on the Grandstand on Sunday, September 21, 2014,” read the announcement on the Bloomsburg Fair’s official Facebook account.
Aside from the “Duck Dynasty” stars appearing on the 159th Bloomsburg Fair, ZZ Top will also be one of the guests in the event.
“We are pleased to announce that ZZ Top will be performing on Thursday Evening September 25, 2014 at the Bloomsburg Fair,” read the announcement on May 8, 2014 at the Bloomsburg Fair’s Facebook page.
Willie and Korie Robertson of A&E’s hit reality series “Duck Dynasty” will host a question-and-answer session at the grandstand on Sept. 21, 2014 followed by Southern rockers ZZ Top who will perform the song “Sharp Dressed Man,” on Sept. 25, 2014. The said song happens to be the “Duck Dynasty” theme song.
Members of the Robertson clan will talk about their hit reality show, their everyday lives and will also answer questions from fans.
“The talk format is something “more and more fairs are looking into, rather than just having bands,” said Carey Howell, the superintendent of the grandstand, in a report by The Daily Item.
Tickets are expected to go on sale in late July or early August 2014. Pricing has yet to be decided and declared. ZZ Top tickets will also go on sale around the same time.
The “Duck Dynasty” stars have been doing shows at several fairs. They are with fellow “Duck Dynasty” star Uncle Si who is going to make a similar appearance at the Iowa State Fair in August 2014.
According to the Iowa State Fair’s Web site, tickets for the show, “A Conversation with the Robertsons,” are priced at $32.
According to the latest update by the Associated Press, the “Duck Dynasty” stars are also scheduling the entertainment line-up at the Alaska State Fair.
The “Duck Dynasty” grandstand show reportedly received a mixed response on the Bloomsburg Fair’s Facebook page.
“Wow. Hope there’s better entertainment coming,” Sandra R. Nonnemacher commented.
“It’s a Sunday, they are very religious. I hope Willie will be doing some sort of sermon, or at least speak of the message. They are a truly inspiring family, and it would be awesome to hear them speak. Hope they do photo ops too!!” Ruth Smith commented.
In the meantime, others were not as excited about the”Duck Dynasty” stars, who have openly spoken against homosexuality, mentioning their evangelical Christian views.
“They’re “talking”…..glad I’m missing the fair,” Jenn Faus stated.
According to Howell, the superintendent of the grandstand, the fair has its own process. It works with a promoter to bring acts to the grandstand. However, the management also tries to pay attention to Facebook response. But, scheduling often states what acts come to the fair.
Usually, the fair’s acts cater to country music fans and older audiences. But this time, the organizers are making an effort to attract younger audiences. Hence, the Bloomsburg Fair officials tried to bring in rock acts but found that those shows were unprofitable.
So keep checking the Bloomsburg Fair Facebook page as other performers will be announced in the coming weeks on the page.
And that’s it for the news about the “Duck Dynasty” stars coming to the 159th Bloomsburg Fair. For more details coming up about “Duck Dynasty,” including spoilers and recaps of the reality show, stay tuned here at Movie News Guide (MNG).
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