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Fairbury, IL (Dec 6, 2022) – The Fairbury Fair is excited to announce the entertainment headliners for the 2023 Fairbury Fair! This year the fair will be hosting 2 nights of national entertainment. On August 16, 2023, a Central Illinois native turned Nashville Recording Artist, Leah Marlene will be at the fair with Patrick McGreal. Then, on Friday, August 18, 2023, hailed as the “Rolling Stones of Country Music”, Sawyer Brown has 23 albums, over 50 chart singles and several CMA, ACM and CMT awards under its belt. Sawyer Brown will be performing in front of the historical covered grandstands in Fairbury, Illinois! Central Illinois Based, Stone Cold Cowboys, will be opening the show on Friday Night!

Tickets start at just $20 (Wednesday) / $25 (Friday) and will be available for sale online starting at 8 AM on Friday, December 9, 2022, at All online tickets will include gate admission. Ticket prices will increase by $10 on the day of the event for both nights (Aug 16 & Aug 18). Information on other fair events will be announced over the next several weeks.

About Fairbury Fair: The Fairbury Fair Association is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing our tradition of hosting the annual fair since 1877. Find out more about the fair by visiting or by following them on Facebook.

About Sawyer Brown: Sawyer Brown’s live shows are legendary. Having been described as “the Rolling Stones of Country Music,” the band bounds onto the stage night after night, delivering its own unique brand of high-energy entertainment. That excitement has been on display since the very first time Sawyer Brown stepped foot onstage in the early eighties. Over the years and over 4500 shows (and counting), the band has earned its place as one of the premier live acts in music. They’ve released twenty-three albums and charted more than 50 singles – including the number one hits “Step That Step”, “Some Girls Do” and “Thank God for You” – leading to several CMA, ACM, and CMT Awards, and their story is still being written. The hits have just kept coming – “Used to Blue”, “The Race is On”, “This Time”, “Treat Her Right”, “I Don’t Believe in Goodbye”, “Hard to Say”, and “Drive Me Wild.”

About Leah Marlene: Leah Marlene is a songwriter, artist, and producer with a deeply rooted desire to

create art unlike anything you have heard before. With a unique, engaging voice and a songwriting style that combines elements of folk, rock, pop, soul, funk, jazz and more, she cannot be put into a box.

Leah grew up in a house full of music and guitars as her father, Derry Grehan, is a songwriter and lead guitarist with the Canadian band, Honeymoon Suite. He passed along his knowledge and passion for writing and performing. Leah began singing and writing her own songs at a very young age and never looked back! She has been performing professionally since the age of ten and releasing music since she was thirteen.

After graduating high school, Leah spent two years studying songwriting at Belmont University in Nashville. She then returned back to the midwest to produce her latest album, “Many Colors.”

Now twenty-one years old, Leah most recently came off an incredible run on season 20 of American Idol, where she released her latest original single, "Flowers" and placed second runner up of the season!

Leah is a lover of people and her greatest hope is that her music may meet you exactly where you are at and help you feel whatever it is you need to feel in a given moment.

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