July 24th the sounds of Asleep at the Wheel will come alive on the Moores Family Stage at the Historic Springfield Fairgrounds! Enjoy an unforgettable performance with the sounds of mega hits like 'The Letter that Johnny Walker Read' and 'Hot Rod Lincoln'! A yet to be announced band opens the the night with a boot stomping soundtrack from the good times! As a bonus to the night of the summer, guests will enjoy FREE camping, festive fair-style concessions, beer pavilion, & more!
The Springfield Fair Association is proud to bring you this event! We invite you to spend the weekend with us as you relax with friends at one of the biggest names in Country Gold.
Tickets are just $25 online - ticket sales open early spring 2021
Tickets at the gate are $30
5:00PM on 07.24.20121
All tickets are 'general admission' - Open Seating Plan
The fairgrounds will be dancing to the tune of Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel with the sounds of their 18 chart topping hits. We anticipate a full crowd and a great atmosphere at our clean fairgrounds. With great fair-style food and the soundtrack for a good time, we know this will be one of those summer weekends you don't forget!!
See ya at the concert!
Open seating in the grandstand or bring a chair of your choice.
ID required to enter the beer pavilion.
Concert ticket required for free camping.
No coolers on the fairgrounds.
Bags will be inspected prior to admittance into the venue.
No smoking in public places in accordance to the State of Maine.
*Anyone visibly intoxicated will not be permitted into the venue, whether or not you are driving from away or our camping area.
*Tickets are nonrefundable.
FULL RULES & REGULATIONS HERE.
Enjoy a Night of Camping
Enjoy FREE field style camping at the fairgrounds. Make memories and make a weekend out of Springfield's night of County Gold.
Reservations required. Camping reservations open Spring 2021.
& at the Gate
Tickets are $25 in advance & $30 at the gate. Ticket sales will open Spring of 2021.
Tickets may be purchased here online or at local retail locations throughout the region. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate the night of the show.
TICKET SALES OPENING SPRING 2021
Headliner: Asleep at the Wheel
It all started when Ray Benson, Floyd Domino, and Lucky Oceans, along with a Vermont farm boy named Leroy Preston; Virginian Chris O'Connell; and Gene Dobkin, a bass player and fellow classmate of Benson's from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, joined forces. They began with a simple goal: to play and help revive American roots music.
The number of individual artists and bands who have sustained a thriving career for a half century is infinitesimally small. Against all odds, Asleep At the Wheel is one of these. The stars aligned in 1970 when three friends Ray Benson, Lucky Oceans and Leroy Preston moved to Paw Paw, West Virginia (it’s not a made-up place, you can look it up). It was there that their dream of forming a band began after a mutual friend gave them access to his uncle’s cabin on an apple orchard just outside of town. The three friends began to–quite literally--woodshed and found others who would join them in their mission to play old style Roots/Americana music. This was long before the genre/movement even had a name. After a trip to the outhouse, Lucky lived up to his name and suggested the band be called Asleep at the Wheel and so it was to be for the next 50 years
Since inception, Asleep at the Wheel has been received 10 GRAMMY® Awards, was cited by the Country Music Association as 1976 Touring Band of the Year and were given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association in 2009.They have released 31 albums, charted more than 20 singles on the country charts. Billboard commented on the band’s catalog most succinctly: “Everything this act has ever released is simply spectacular!"
Most recently, Asleep at the Wheel has been invigorated by afresh new line up and the release of New Routes, their latest album that is a bracing blend of original songs and vibrant cover material along with some unanticipated new musical tangents. Asleep At the Wheel have demonstrated convincingly, that they are more relevant, enjoyable and musically nimble than at anytime in its 50-year history. The 6’7” Ray Benson has been the one constant in Asleep At the Wheel since 1970. He notes, “I've been told that I'm relentless, so I guess I am....I’m just doing what I believe I’m meant to do - I’m singing and playing and writing better than I ever have. My role and concept of leading a band has never changed, It’s gathering the best musicians I can find or convince to play to the best of their ability, and I just try and make the best decisions possible and kick some ass every night on stage. I’ve made it this far and don’t feel like I or the band will be slowing down anytime soon.”
Opening Performance TBA
Check back in with us soon, the details
will be announced at a later date!
Field style camping is available at no charge in the field adjacent to the fairgrounds. Camp at your own risk. Please note, there are no water, sewer or electric hookups. Folks camping may arrive at the camping area at 12:00 pm July 24th and leave their clean campsite by 12:00 pm July 25th.
Parking is available at no charge in the parking field adjacent to the fairgrounds. Park at your own risk.
Handicap Parking Available.
Parking inside the fairgrounds is $5 per vehicle and $2 per motorcycle.
Wicked good food and fair-style concessions are available on-site.
Beer pavilion open to adults 21+ with ID. The pavilion is stocked with all of your favorite cold ones for the duration of the night!
*Alcohol sales will not be made to those who are visibly intoxicated.
Complete Event Details:
Where - Moores Family Stage at the Historic Springfield Fairgrounds. 91 Park Street, Springfield, Maine
When - Gates Open at 5:00pm Saturday, July 24th, 2021
What - Asleep at the Wheel, Opening Performance by
Tickets are $25 each. Tickets for this event are not on sale at this time. Tickets will soon be available online, local retailers, and at the gate.
Onsite parking is $5 per vehicle. Free parking is available in the field adjacent to the fairgrounds.
Food and cold beer will be sold.
Free camping is available to all ticket holders! Campers should RSVP ahead of time online (Here>) or by calling (207) 738-4134. No fires permitted. There are no water, sewer or electrical hookups. Arrive no earlier than 12:00 pm July 24th and leave your clean campsite by 12:00 pm July 25th.
Open seating in the grandstand or bring a chair of your choice. Must be 21 years or older to purchase or consume alcohol, ID required to enter the beer pavilion. Concert ticket required for free camping.
Rules & Regulations:
No reentry. No coolers on the fairgrounds. Bags will be inspected prior to admittance into the venue. No animals. No smoking in public places in accordance to the State of Maine. *Anyone visibly intoxicated will not be permitted into the venue, whether or not you are driving from away or our camping area. *Tickets are nonrefundable. FULL RULES & REGULATIONS HERE.
Thanks To Our Event Sponsors! You are the generosity who makes this possible.
The Springfield Fairgrounds is a historic landmark in Maine's Highland Region. Our stage is centrally located in front of the grandstand and the concert is open seating. So come early to save your spot. Bring a lawn chair or blanket if that suits you! Bathroom facilities will be available. Good food is proudly served from our clean industrial kitchen.