• Kirk Ritchie

David Allan Coe... Coming Back For 2018, July 14th!

After months of debating & checking performers schedules and fees - we are finally able to announce our headline singer for July 14, 2018. We are bringing back Country Music Outlaw - David Allan Coe. Honest.

When we starting, in earnest, our discussions about who to try and get for a 2018 summer concert we were looking at some southern rockers. Then, out of the blue, Bangor announced a 4 band show in early summer. Obviously, that changed our thought process. We looked at 5-6 other possible options and for a variety of reasons we decided to try and come back with Country Legend David Allan Coe. For one thing, as they were leaving Springfield last summer, they made it clear that they had fun and would like to come back again - if we were interested. Secondly, although he is older and not as energetic as he was 20 years ago, he probably has the biggest name of anyone who we could bring to Springfield. He and his band were great to work with and he has a multitude of songs to pick from. A legend in every sense of the word.

Our summer concerts have always been fun and with the addition of beer sales and free camping, last year, it went very well - from our perspective. And yes, we will bring in more portable toilets and food joints to accommodate folks comfortably.

We have put on 15-16 national country act concerts and have never considered having the same artist in back to back years. David Allan Coe is different.. We are thrilled and honored to be having him back with us again this summer so reserve Saturday, July 14, 2018 for a trip to Springfield and a night with Country Legend David Allan Coe.

Opening the evening will be regional favorite “Ted & The Boys”. Hailing from the Houlton area, Ted Bither and his group are famous for performing country & western classics as true to the original artist as you will find. High energy and lots of fun. For 60 minutes - Ted & The Boys will rock the Moores Family Stages - followed by David Allan Coe. That’s right - July 14, 2018 and a repeat performance for an absolute country icon. Live and in concert one more time.

Tickets are still only $20 in advance and $25 day of show. They will go on sale soon through our paypal account and www.thespringfieldfair.com. Starting in May, they will also be available at local stores. Come and spend a night (or two - remember, camping is free!) with David Allan Coe and special guests Ted & The Boys at the Springfield Fairgrounds.

Please keep an eye on Facebook and our website. We’ll have updates regularly. We are grateful for your support and look forward to having another great night in July with you, family and friends. 2 - 2 ½ hours of outstanding country music - all at the Springfield Fairgrounds.

Oh yeah - we are working on a July 2019 show already. So keep your second weekend in July available … forever.