April 22, 2007 DIXON MAY FAIR NEWS
Four Barrel, a four-member rock and roll band, which also plays rhythm and blues and other genres, will perform the main stage Saturday night with Eric Burdon and the Animals, and then will move over to the Leber Garden Stage to entertain from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
The group, formed a decade ago, plays a wide variety of music from the '60 to today. Four Barrel includes Tim Peregoy on bass guitar, Hector Moreno on drums, Phillip Lovejoy on lead guitar and Ericka Davis on lead vocals and tambourine.
Vocalist Ericka Davis also be singing the national anthem on the fair's opening day on Wednesday, May 10 as well as singing the national anthem again for the demolition derby on Sunday, May 13.
They have entertained many audiences in Northern California over the years for special events such as the Dixon May Fair, Yolo County Fair, Newman's Hot Rod and Bike Show, various Woodland and neighboring city events, holiday parties and wedding receptions.
They repertoire includes cover tunes "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane, "Call Me" by Blonde, "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen,"Brown-Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison; "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet, "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett, "Fire" and "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix, "Born to Be Wild" by Stephen Woff and "Get Over It" and "Love Will Keep Us Alive" by the Eagles, "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen and "Dance the Night Away" by Van Halen.
Their Web site is www.fourbarrelrocks.com
Eric Burdon and the Animals, a 1960s band inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, is best known for "House of the Rising Sun." Their other hits include "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Let Me Be Misunderstood," "It's My Life," "I'm Crying," "Inside Looking Out," "Bring It on Home to Me" and "CC Rider."
The 132nd annual Dixon May Fair, themed "Barn to Be Wild," is set Thursday, May 10 through Sunday, May 13 at 655 S. First St., Dixon. The four-day fair, the oldest in the state, traditionally ends on Mother's Day. Hours are Thursday, May 10: 2 to 10 p.m.; Friday, May 11: noon to 10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrity entertainment is featured three of the four nights. Ozomatli with special guests Malo will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10; All-American Rejects, with special guests Socratic will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday; May 11; and Eric Burdon and the Animals will perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 12, with special guests the Fryed Band Brothers and Four Barrel.
Advance concert tickets for Thursday night are $29 for reserved seats and $24 for general admission. For Friday night, tickets are $39 for reserved seats, and $34 for general admission. For Saturday night, tickets are $19 for reserved seats and $15 general admission. All advance discount tickets include all-day admission to the fair. The tickets may be purchased at the Dixon May Fair box office, 655 S. First St., Dixon, and at www.ticketmaster.com . Tickets also may be purchased by phone, with an added convenience fee, at (916) 649-8497.