Platte County Fair


Sawyer Brown • Diamond Rio • Black Hawk


Date and Time:

July 13, 2024 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Event Location:

Platte County Fair, 822 15th Street, Columbus, NE, 68601, United States

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Saturday Show lineup:
Diamond Rio
Sawyer Brown

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Sawyer Brown: A Legacy of Life Songs

For over four decades, Sawyer Brown has been a force in the music industry, captivating audiences with their unique blend of country-rock and timeless lyrics. Lead singer Mark Miller attributes their enduring success to their focus on “life songs” rather than traditional love ballads.

Emerging on the scene during the era of Star Search, Sawyer Brown quickly rose to fame with their electrifying performances and eclectic style. While their sound drew comparisons to iconic country groups like Alabama, their appearance and energy mirrored that of rock legends like the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.

Despite facing rejection in Nashville, Sawyer Brown found fame on the national stage, winning over millions of fans with their performances on Star Search. From there, they embarked on a whirlwind journey, touring with Kenny Rogers and carving out their own niche in the music world.

Throughout their career, Sawyer Brown has remained true to themselves, delivering hit after hit and captivating audiences with their legendary live shows. With no signs of slowing down, the band continues to embody the spirit of a true traveling band, spreading their blue-collar message through music.


BlackHawk: A Legacy of Harmony

For over two decades, BlackHawk has captivated audiences with their unique harmony, timeless songs, and unwavering commitment to their fans. Selling over 7 million albums and delivering some of the most memorable country hits of the ’90s, BlackHawk continues to inspire tens of thousands with their electrifying live performances.

Formed by co-founder Henry Paul, whose background includes Southern Rock legends The Outlaws, alongside Van Stephenson and Dave Robbins, BlackHawk set out to revolutionize country music with their smart lyrics and distinctive harmonies. Despite facing challenges in fitting the standard country mold, BlackHawk soared to success with chart-topping singles like “Goodbye Says It All,” “Every Once in a While,” and “I Sure Can Smell the Rain.”

Tragically, in 1999, Van Stephenson was diagnosed with melanoma, casting a shadow over the band’s future. However, Van’s spirit and vision fueled BlackHawk to continue their musical journey, honoring his memory with hits like “Ships Of Heaven” and raising funds for cancer research through The Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Fund.

Today, BlackHawk remains as vibrant as ever, recording new music, delivering stellar live performances, and captivating audiences of all ages. With a legacy built on brotherhood, harmony, and unwavering dedication to their craft, BlackHawk’s music continues to resonate deeply with fans, ensuring their timeless legacy lives on.


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Show Begins

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