NEW TUESDAY NIGHT KICK-OFF CONCERT!
Join us for the first ever Tuesday night concert in the Grandstand! Experience the excitement of live music under the open sky as we showcase some of the hottest up-and-coming artists in the country music scene.
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Public parking for the Carver County Fair Kick-Off Concert is available for free on the city streets in Waconia. Parking is also available for a fee in the lots outlined in this map. Public parking is not available on the Fairgrounds.
Enter the fairgrounds via Gate 3 on Cherry Street and proceed to the Main Grandstand Gate for entrance to the Concert Area.
Outside Food and Beverage is prohibited on the fairgrounds and inside the Grandstand Concert Area. Concessions are available for purchase during the concert.
Recording of the concert performance is prohibited.
Contemporary country singer/songwriter Chad Brock was born and raised in Ocala, FL. Despite performing in the church choir throughout his youth, his initial love was athletics, and he was a highly touted high-school football player. After joining the school chorus, however, Brock also emerged as a star soloist, and became so enamored of music that he turned down a collegiate athletic scholarship to pursue a career as a performer.
Relocating to Nashville to work as a songwriter in 1998, Brock signed with Warner Bros. and issued his self-titled debut later that year. The second single, “Ordinary Life,” was a breakout hit, climbing into the country Top Five, and “Lightning Does the Work” was also moderately popular. Brock’s follow-up was 2000’s “Yes!” and the title track – a story song about meeting and romancing his wife – became his first country chart-topper, debuting at #1 on the Billboard chart.
Today, Chad is in the studio working on a new album and is the host of the new TV show, “The Chad Brock Show.” The Chad Brock Show will be airing on TCN (The Country Network) in 2023.
Ashley Barron embraces the independent and powerful country woman aura in her writing and music. Influenced by country greats such as Johnny Cash and modern stars like Miranda Lambert, she incorporates her life experiences and stories into her writing, creating passionate, home-grown, and relatable music that deals with heartbreak, past memories, or a little too crazy of a night with friends.
Before being a country rock star, Ashley found her passion for music while singing in her room, participating in music lessons and the high school choir. Over the last few years, Ashley gained the courage to love herself when it came to performing. With a full support system behind her, Ashley’s passion for music grew, and she declined an invitation to University of Arizona and chose to go full force into her music career—recording and performing wherever and whenever she could.
As an inspiration to her fans, Ashley is devoted to speaking about honest topics that affect her daily life. By persevering through some of her hardest moments, Ashley decided that her logo would be an arrow, signifying to always push ahead and to never give up, even if it seems so easy to do. That’s been proven with her past single, “Beer in a Bar,” which received critical acclaim and topped in Billboard at #37. Her next release, “Let Me Go,” showed her strength both lyrically and vocally. Ashley’s follow-up single, “The Wind,” is an encouraging anthem to stay strong and keep going when life gets difficult. Barron has new music coming for 2023 and is touring all over the U.S. this summer! She recently became the celebrity ambassador for the National Scleroderma Foundation. Her self-titled, debut album is available now!
SSM country artist Jarrod Turner is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter ready to bring his narrative to country music. Coming from his hometown in Sturgeon Missouri, Turner grew up singing along to his grandmother’s radio, singing on the school bus, and signing autographs in the second grade. Proudly representing his diverse musical influences, Turner’s music reflects on the styles of new country while still capturing the essence of the 90s country tunes. As a featured artist on Vox magazine’s Youtube channel, Jarrod captures the new and old flavors of country music into industry-changing cadences.
When asked about his personal brand he says, “It’s a shot of Crown Royal and a four-chord love song.” His music reveals the vulnerable yet independent capabilities of his honest, but rowdy personality. Ready to tell his story to the world, Jarrod is working on an album and tour. His most recent single, “Love Ain’t Got No Time To Waste,” is out now! Stream his music on Spotify and connect with him @JarrodTurnerMusic on Instagram and Twitter for exclusive content.