Walk down any avenue of the Grange Fair, and you’re bound to hear music.
Music comes from everywhere in the fair, be it personal radios, a nearby music stage, a passing band, a parade, or maybe just a person at a tent jamming out with a guitar.
It’s the musical acts performing at the Southside Stage, the Jubilee Grove and the Grandstand that draw the crowds. Musical acts from big band to jazz to classic rock pepper the fair schedule, with no shortage of acts looking to perform.
As temperatures remained cooler this week, the Bellefonte Area High School marching band took to the Grandstand at noon Tuesday, while the oldies/contemporary/country sound of JU-ST Proclaim made its first appearance at the Jubilee Grove.
Fred Myers and the Redneck Majority played its second show in the early evening, along with the second appearance of JU-ST Proclaim, wrapping up just as the shadows started to grow long across the fair.
But it was the appearance of contemporary Christian artist Matt Maher that was filling the Grandstand a full hour before he was set to appear. Maher made his major-label debut in 2008, and this year marks Maher’s first performance at the fair.