April Wine to replace Dokken at fair

Published 5:38 pm Friday, February 9, 2018

Canadian rock band April Wine will replace hard rock and heavy metal band Dokken during the night of three rock performances Aug. 3 at the Freeborn County Fair.

Freeborn County Fair Manager Mike Woitas said Dokken, who had been previously slated to come to the fair, decided to instead take an engagement on a European tour, and will no longer be on tour with bands Winger and Warrant.

Formed in 1969 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, April Wine has had multiple Top-40 hits and was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in March 2009.

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The band, which has released more than 15 albums since the 1970s, has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award for being part of Canadian history for more than 40 years.

The group tours both the United States and Canada, giving audiences a mix of “straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll and power ballads,” according to information about the band.

Other entertainers performing at the fair are as follows:

• July 31: Casi Joy and Easton Corbin

• Aug. 1: Chubby Checker

• Aug. 2: Dylan Scott

• Aug. 3: Winger, Warrant and April Wine

• Aug. 4: Trace Adkins

Tickets are available at midwestix.com.