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Bureau County Fairgrounds fundraiser set for Feb. 24

Event will feature Brian Shartzer as Garth

PRINCETON — Ever wanted to see Garth Brooks but you didn’t have the opportunity? Bureau County Fair is going to give you a chance to see the next best thing to going to a Garth show.

Brian Shartzer and the Ropin’ the Wind Band will perform at the Bureau County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Feb 24. Shartzer is a Garth Brooks tribute musician. He will be performing favorite hits like “The Dance,” “The Thunder Rolls,” “American Honky Tonk Bar Association” and “Friends in Low Places.”

Shartzer is a recording artist at Shock City Studios in St. Louis. Together with the Ropin’ the Wind Band he is considered the closest thing to an actual Garth Brooks show. The show will begin at 6 p.m. in the exhibit halls at the Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W. Peru St. in Princeton. There will even be a dance floor so wear your best cowboy boots to swing the night away.

Tickets are $15. Tickets will also enter you in a drawing to win front row tickets for this summer’s concert during the Bureau County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 23. Also included in the ticket price will be appetizers and a dessert bar. There will be a cash bar. The building is handicap accessible. Tickets are available in advance by mailing a request to Bureau County Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 238, Princeton, IL 61356 or by calling 815-303-8247; tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show.

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