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July 29, 2015

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Silver Creek Band of Ottawa play the Friday night show Sept. 11 at the Russell Fair. Web photo

Russell Fair switching lineup

Candice Vetter

Villager Staff

RUSSELL—The annual Russell Fair, which for over 20 years has featured big name headliners for the evening concerts, has decided to support some of the professional musical talent available closer to home, and offers an exciting and diverse lineup for the 2015 edition.

On Fri., Sept. 11, the evening starts with the musical-comedy duo Bowser and Blue from Montreal. They have entertained across Canada and taken part in Just for Laughs and Yuk-Yuk’s comedy festivals. They’ll be followed by Ottawa-based Silver Creek playing what’s described as Northern-fried rock and soul. Silver Creek has opened for Blue Rodeo at Bluesfest and had sold out shows at Barrymore’s in Ottawa.

Saturday, the music starts at 1 p.m. at the bandshell/refreshment area with the rollicking Celtic sounds of Brandy ‘n’ Port. On Saturday night, Cornwall’s party band Landmark rocks the stage.

On Sunday, the music starts early with the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal church choir at 9:30 a.m. in the arena, followed by accomplished musicians Joel and Jessica Jenest 10:30 a.m. Music continues in the arena all day, including the Russell Men’s Choir, Jennifer Chamber’s Stepdancers, Noel Dimarin, Len Goldfarb and Tony Day, and Ashley McLeod and Neil Emberg. At the refreshment area, Latreille and the Rock Junkies, as well as the Phil Denault Band will be entertaining from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There will also be a clown, two magicians, and a flying trapeze act throughout the weekend.

See the full lineup at russellfair.com. The fair runs from Sept. 10 to Sept. 13.