The Spazmatics

Nerds that Rock - an 80s cover dance band. A humorous and entertaining band.

Jett Benatar

I LOVE rock ‘n’ roll.... so, HIT me with your BEST shot
A salute to songs of Pat Benatar and Joan Jett

Doobie Rock

The Music of the Doobie Brothers

Wild About Monkeys

Travelling the United States providing exotic primates with professional training for movies, commercials and private productions, they have a human-animal relationship built on mutual trust and respect by professional seasoned animal trainer Kevin Keith and his wife, Martina. With a degree in Exotic Animal Training and Management, Kevin began working as a trainer in live animal shows. He was head of Marine World Africa USA’s primate department for nearly a decade where he oversaw the production of the live primate show. Today Kevin and his wife Martina continue to produce live animal shows as well as maintain an excellent working reputation within the entertainment, film and television industries. Their productions rate amongst the highest live animal shows in the nation

Legends of El Dorado

Musical legends of El Dorado County will be appearing with the rockin' americana band The Random Strangers

For one night only drift back through decades of live music born and bred in El Dorado County. 2017 musical guests to be announced soon. www.therandomstrangers.com

Wheelbarrow Racing

Since 1939, Johnny’s memory has been celebrated with a wheelbarrow race at the annual El Dorado County Fair in Placerville. In 1854, Studebaker was a well-known name in these parts. He came to the foothills seeking his fortune in gold, but made his fortune building wheelbarrows for the miners. The race involves maneuvering wheelbarrows loaded with sandbags over railroad trestles, through water and over steep hills to the finish line.  Open to both men and women, it’s not for the faint of heart.

Home Town Track Challenge

Revving their engines and going for the gold; racers compete against their age group, stopping at four stations to complete a stunt, such as a ball toss, corn hole. Winners will be chosen based on the accuracy of their stunts and the fastest time to complete the track. Extra points will be awarded for those in 'Cowboy' costumes.

Tyzen Master Hypnotist

Tyzen is a Comedy/Hypnotist/Magician who is making his way to top with his hilarious and unique show. He delivers one of the smoothest and electrifying comedy performances with the ultimate challenge – suspend the audience's belief and deliver them into a world where there seems to be no limit through the power of comedy, magic and mesmerism.

Keep on Truckin'

Keep On Truckin' is a 'Tribute to the Woodstock Generation' and plays Rock, Blues and R&B in an electric or acoustic format with an emphasis on the greatest decade of music. Keep On Truckin' is a must see experience guaranteed to keep you on the dance floor all night long, as tight rhythms and soulful vocal melodies flow from every corner of the stage. Take a step back in time and enjoy the music that influenced a generation

Dream & the Dreamer

Our two-man rock & roll band plays all the hits you know and love, past and present! For a good time come sing along, dance and enjoy!

The Bonedrivers

A power trio dripping with self-assurance, covering all the bases from blues to funk to rock and roll. Imagine ZZ Top battling it out with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix and George Thorogood


Playing music from Chuck Berry to Katy Perry. Their mission: To learn every song...EVER! (Excluding Hall & Oates)

Cash Prophets

The Gospel According to Johnny Cash A top-notch Americana, Rockabilly, classic country band consisting of lead singer, rhythm guitar player Bobby Dickson, his son Bob Dickson Jr, lead guitar; Chuck Humphreys, upright bass, and AJ Winchester on stand-up drums. Playing J.R. Cash’s songs, ranging from the Sun Records sound of 1954, all the way up to his passing plus a variety of country music artists, ranging from Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Paycheck, Merle Haggard, to Townes VanZant, Elvis Presley and more.

Ranell Carpenter Band

Rockin' the Sierra Foothills! The Ranell Carpenter Band delivers scorching original blues and R&B numbers as well the standards. Ranell Carpenter is a singer and songwriter from the Sierra foothills, a rising talent with smoldering vocals and roots in soul, blues and country. While delivering a dazzling performance of blues based rock, soul and R&B, Ranell pours her heart and soul in to every show.

Jax Hammer

Mainstream Rock, Blues Rock— Grab your dancing' shoes, and come on down for a day of our classic brand of rockin' blues!!

Big Iron

Your Daddy's kind of honky-tonk music! Though built on a foundation of classic dancing, drinking, sing-along music from Buck Owens, George Jones, Don Gibson, Merle Haggard and a slew of others, Big Iron keeps things from getting predictable by mixing in their originals as well as some truly inspired covers (Talking Heads, Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman, etc.) all arranged in that same feel-good, barroom style that sound like they could have come out of Nashville or Bakersfield in 1966.

Kaira Swenson

Singer/Songwriter – Alternative, Indie

Jaclyn Lovey

Jaclyn Lovey is a 15-year old Americana singer/songwriter from Placerville who's been making music since she was ten. Her desire to write, sing and perform music is as necessary to her as breathing. She conveys a profound outlook on life and at the same time provides a young person’s perspective that is anything but superficial. Her performance is equally captivating and as enjoyable as her music.

Hipper than Hip Horn Band

Hipper than Hip is comprised of some of Northern California's finest musicians, a diverse group of seasoned professionals with musical collaborations and friendships spanning more than four decades. This versatile twelve-piece ensemble delivers the goods, industrial-strength funk with a healthy dose of classic and modern R&B, stellar vocals, a powerful horn line and an infectious groove that makes it impossible to sit still. So get hip, Hipper than Hip!

The Straight Shooter Band

Are you a little bit country? Are you a little bit Rock and Roll? then The Straight Shooter Band is the band for you. Filled with seasoned professional musicians, Straight Shooter brings you a mix of your favorite country songs mixed with your favorite classic rock—guaranteed to keep you dancing and singing along all night long.

Auto Reverse

Covering hits from the 50s to today.

Steel Rose

Band leader and charismatic front-woman Anneliese Craft, backed by some of the area's most sought-after musicians, deliver your favorite country hits with the power and intensity that rivals the original artists. STEEL ROSE also showcases their versatility with compelling versions of classic rock and pop hits that keep any dance floor full.

Sly Fox Band

The SLY FOX Band performs a variety of dance music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and current Top 40. Their playlist includes classic and contemporary Rock and Country, Jazz and Pop standards, R&B and original dance tunes!

Hank Biggs & the Hardtops

Playing traditional rockabilly in a style that takes you back to the era of Carl Perkins and Scotty Moore. It’s all about dancing and having a good time to pure, unadulterated Rockabilly music. The Hardtops have an infectious Rockabilly style that will get you moving even if you have never heard Rockabilly before. Get ready for a raucous, rowdy, rockin` good time with Hank Biggs and The Hardtops.


The Retronauts is a guitar driven instrumental band that plays surf and rock in the style of the Ventures, the Surfaris, Dick Dale, Link Wray and many others.

Big Trouble featuring Shauna Lea

We are Big Trouble, a Rockin Country Band based out of Northern California! Lead singer, Shauna Lea gets the audience dancin', and she can also bring it down for a beautiful ballad with a great range of melodic sounds.

The Tattered & Tied

Acoustic rock duo with blues and folk roots

Mere Mortals

Rocking the Sacramento area since 1999, this high energy, four-piece band features an eclectic blend of talent and experience playing a great dance mix of classic rock, R&B, blues rock, and rockin' oldies.


A country band playing your favorite country hits from today's radio play to the hits of yesteryear. Featuring an authentic Nashville sound playing the country chart toppers—the hits of the 60s-70s, country classics of the 80s-90s and today's country Hits.

Jeremy the Juggler

Jeremy performs his interactive action-packed act for all ages including juggling, unicycling, giant transforming origami, magic, comedy, a juggling frog puppet and more! He has been featured on CBS Evening Magazine, Eye on the Bay and on national and overseas TV shows.

Mutton Bustin

Mutton Bustin'

Young cowboys and cowgirls riding Sheep for fame and glory! Pre-registration required. See contest page for more info

Humpz and Horns Bull Riding

Humpz and Hornz Bull Riding

Bulls, Cowboys, and Clowns. Humpz and Hornz Bull Riding

Teen Jam

Teen Jam

Teen Jam is a live concert featuring local high school and younger bands. To showcase your band, gain exposure or practice in front of a live audience, sign up today to perform at the El Dorado County Fair! Contact the Fair office at 530-621-5860 for more info.