The array of musical artists is something that is certain to make the 2020 Osceola County Fair memorable. Here’s a list of the week’s top musical acts who will play the new outdoor stage, which has been moved out of the Events Center and is adjacent to the Silver Spurs Arena:
Sunday: Mandy Harvey, 8 p.m. – This year’s headliner hails from St. Cloud, wows crowds all over the country despite losing her hearing at age 18 due to a tissue disorder, but it has not derailed a successful career that’s included a fourth-place finish in Season 12 of America’s Got Talent in 2017. Opening act Jocelyn Hsu (7:30) is a talented instrumentalist who’s known for her performances at University Studious and House of Blues Orlando.
Monday: Grimes and Alley Blues, 6 & 8 p.m. – The quintet’s selections come from the ‘60s through the ‘90s and current tunes, but they specialize in classic blues, classic rock, country rock and rockabilly. They’re known locally for their multiple appearances at the House of Blues, Winter Garden Music Fest’s and the last six Oviedo Great Day in the Country events.
Tuesday: The Dave Capp Project, 6 & 8 p.m. – Veterans of the Central Florida music scene, they’ve been a “Best Jazz Act” nominee three consecutive years by Orlando Weekly, and have played House of Blues at Disney Springs, the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Fest, Harbor Nights at Universal; Studios, and the Daytona 500. DCP just released a CD titled “Turquoise.”
Wednesday: The Margarita Boys, 6 & 8 p.m. – Their nostalgic tropical sound is influenced by Jimmy Buffet, Zac Brown Band, The Eagles, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Paul Simon, and many others. The lineup includes tropical sounds, island melodies and classic favorites.
Thursday: Slickwood, 6 & 8 p.m. — This Central Florida-based folk rock band play a unique high-energy brand they call “Jamgrass Roots” that has to be seen and heard to be appreciated. Their vocal and instrumental abilities are influenced by a wide range of styles and genres melded together to create a truly unique sound.
Friday: Selkii, 12:30 p.m. — South African by birth but Central Florida by design, she’s her own backup band, using looping technology to enhance her solo sets with percussion, bass and layered backing vocals to provide an intricate one-man band of pop and soul roots. Her rendition of Macy Gray’s “I Try” for her edition of Season 16 of The Voice went viral … Tobacco Road Band, 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 — This four-piece country band has opened shows for Josh Turner, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Brantley Gilbert and more, and teamed up with Colt Ford in the studio to record the smash hit “That’s Country”. A studio album and first released single are coming soon.
Saturday: Marty Brown, 12:30: A semifinalist on season eight of America’s Got Talent, he’s signed Plowboy Records and released an album, American Highway. He will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame this March … Think Big, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 & 8:30 — One of the most booked Orlando-area live bands, they perform a diverse array of Classic Rock, Motown, Blues, Country and favorite dance tunes.
Feb. 23: Marty Brown, 2:30 … The Margarita Boys, 4:30 & 8:30.