Local Musicians Return for the County Fair

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Another big concert is happening at the Rockingham County Fair on Thursday night.

Old Crow Medicine Show will be performing on the Pepsi Grandstand.

Some of the members are coming back to their roots.

Before Old Crow Medicine Show got to the point where they could play in front of thousands of people, which will be the case Thursday, two of the band members got their start at the Little Grill in downtown Harrisonburg.

Before Old Crow Medicine Show had hits like "Wagon Wheel," Critter Fuqua and Ketch Secor got their start playing on open stage nights at Little Grill during the 90s.

Ron Copeland, who used to oversee the Little Grill back then, said he remembers the two very well because of how talented they were, "You tell something special was going to happen with those kids for sure. I do have a vivid memory of Ketch, 16-years-old, playing the fiddle and singing himself like a wildman while he's playing. I just remember saying to someone, 'that kid is going to be famous'. He was really something. He would just have the whole room in his hand."

As we told you yesterday, organizers at the fair say they expect about 5,000 people at the show. If you are going, expect some traffic along the way. That concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

So far this year, the attendance is about 36,500. Organizers say the goal is to get to 100,000. Although there's still time, they have their work cut out for them to hit their goal by the fair's end on Saturday.

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