Southwest Washington Fair Musical Lineup Includes The Kingsmen, Female AC/DC Tribute, Local Acts


Southwest Washington Fair-goers can expect a whirlwind musical experience this year after fair officials announced this year’s lineup.

Entertainment ranges from Pacific Northwest legends The Kingsmen — whose 1963 hit cover of “Louie Louie” nearly became Washington’s official song — to the all-female AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Belles, back by popular demand.

Elvis impersonator and musician Danny Vernon will grace the stage, as well as Ron Artis II and the Truth, hailing from Hawaii and now on tour across the United States. The Blues Power Revue, a Tacoma-based “New Blues Brothers” joint, will also belt out classics at the fairgrounds, as well as Christian bands Apollo LTD and Unspoken.

Local bands include The Rowes, “the most famous band to ever come out of Elbe,” according to the fairgrounds, Chris Guenther and his Honky Tonk Drifters, as well as Seattle band Nick and the Underdawgs.

Toledo Police Chief John Brockmueller’s band, Sucker Punched, will perform ‘80s hair band tunes while Edgewater Trio — which the fair takes some credit for “discovering” — will provide jazz and pop.

Concerts are included in fair admission, and the fair runs from Aug. 17-22.

Look for more details on the fair in an upcoming special section that will be included with The Chronicle.

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