Country Artists Tribute featuring the music of Toby Keith, Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney

You will think you are listening to the real artists...and you don't even have to close your eyes.

True Willie

The Best Willie Nelson Tribute Band in America!
Musicians and fans agree – Willie Nelson is an iconic figure in American music history. Roger Hegyi as “True Willie” pays tribute to the life and music of one of the world’s most recognizable and distinctive musicians. Roger looks and sounds so much like The Man that fans and friends are convinced that he and Willie were twins separated at birth! Not just a Willie Nelson “impersonator,” Roger has found a way to reach into the musical soul of Willie Nelson and share it with audiences wherever he performs.

FBI Band

FBI is a True Tribute to the Legends of Motown while paying homage to the Fathers of Funk. We do it in the way music from that genre was meant to be heard; from the heart. Touching and lifting your soul while invoking great memories! Come experience some of the most sophisticated, intoxicating and enduring music ever recorded including The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Aretha, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, The Staple Singers, Marvin Gaye also Sly and the Family Stone, Tower of Power, WAR and more.

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A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side houses exotic species and prides themselves in educating the public about responsible ownership. The ambassador animals attend public events, each one with its own story to tell and own lessons to teach. We aim to increase awareness of the huge diversity of animal life and behavior and to encourage an interest in preserving this diversity for future generations.

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. 2016 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 feint of heart.

Mutton Bustin

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.

Susan Rosen Mistress of Mesmerism

Susan Rosen is a certified hypnotherapist with a PhD in fun!!! Susan has designed her show to introduce the novice to the world of hypnosis in a funny non-threatening way. She will ignore your neurosis and play with your sense of humor. Susan presents hypnosis in a lighthearted manner that’s fun for young and old alike and keeps them coming back for more. The volunteers are the stars. She puts their conscious mind to sleep and then plays with the subconscious. Total audience participation. Rosen's hour-long show brings audiences to their knees in bellowing laughter and back to their feet in feverish applause!

Susan Rosen Mistress of Mesmerism

Patrick Walsh One-man band sensation

Story teller, producer and multi instrumentalist Patrick Walsh brings a fresh sound from the world of no genres. Born and raised in the gold rush towns of Northern California he often incorporates local history and experiences into his songs. Classically trained and first introduced to music through the piano at age six, he now plays and records with nearly twenty different instruments. Walsh has been steadily performing his one-man band originals live opening up for such acts as Hank Williams III and Wayne "The Train" Hancock. Hangtown Ball 2015

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

Erik Childs

A lil' bit of Folk. A lil' bit of Indie. A dash of hope and good cheer. And a tablespoon of melted butter.

Ken Teel

Jazz guitarist

Don Gato & Co

We play, Cuban Son, Salsa, Cha, Cha, Cha, Boleros, Cumbias and Merengues as well as classic Latin music, those beautiful boleros made popular by Eydie Gorme and Trio Los Panchos. We also cover some American standard popular music, Beatles, Coldplay, Bill Withers, Hayle Reinghart, Etta James, Eagles, and music set to a Latin beat.

Jax Hammer

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

South 65

South 65 is a solid, country/rock, kickabilly band of seasoned musicians and longtime friends. They are a bit of an anomaly due to varying influences and experience, there is almost no song they don’t know or can’t play. They amaze audiences with their penchant for accepting song requests and wow crowds in the process. How many bands could handle a request to play an Alice in Chains tune and then an old Elvis song?


Xochitl (pronounced "so-chee") is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Sacramento, CA. Her musical journey began in womb; her parents met in church playing music and would place headphones over her mother’s pregnant belly blasting Mozart or Beatles. At age 19, she took her first songs and started playing open mics and practicing every day. As of 2015, Xochitl has toured the east and west coast, held the cover of local music newspaper "Submerge" and preformed in hundreds of venues. Her EP 'Lion Heart' ranked on the top of the 'New EP & Singer-Songwriter' charts on iTunes when released Feburary 2015. She is currently recording her next EP in Sacramento. 'What I've Become' will be released April 2nd.

Uncommon Ground

Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Funk with some originals tossed in
Uncommon Ground is a band from El Dorado County that performs original and classic music. Their blend of funk, rock, and blues leaves people smiling and dancing everywhere they go. The band has developed a small following of music-lovers in every age group. Most often, the dance floor is filled with people from ages 2 to 80. .... a few of our adored fans have been quoted saying we are "a feel-good band." We like to make people think... and dance!!

Geena Fontanella

Blending operatic pop with a twisted fate, Geena Fontanella is well on her way to the crimson throne. Known as the “Queen of Hearts” by many fans, due to her on-stage persona. With influences such as Katy Perry, Beyonce, Hailey Williams and Zedd, the “Queen” tends to lean towards the bad side, but everyone knows she’s an angel at heart. Dropping her first album, Lose Control, in July, Geena has shown her crimson spunk in a remixed way. Playing four sets Thursday on the Red Hawk Casino Stage.

Jason Wright Guitarrista

Instrumental / Fusion / Flamenco

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, on national and overseas TV shows and has performed at the California State Fair for nine summers.

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.