John Mellencamp to Headline Canfield Fair

CANFIELD, Ohio – John Mellencamp, the Grammy-winning artist who’s performed hits like “Hurts So Good,” “Small Town” and “R.O.C.K. in the USA,” will be the headline act for this year’s Canfield Fair. His show, part of his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies tour, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 3.

“We are thrilled to host one of the founding members of Farm Aid, John Mellencamp, at this year’s fair,” said Canfield Fair Director George Roman in a release. “With his roots in country and rock, Mellencamp encompasses so much of what the fair represents and will be a huge draw for fairgoers this year.”

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday online at, through the Ticketmaster mobile app and by calling 1 800 745 3000. Beginning April 24, tickets can be purchased at the Canfield Fair Administration Building.

Carlene Carter – daughter of June Carter Cash – will be performing with Mellencamp. She’s also featured on his new album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, which will go on sale April 28.

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