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Cross Canadian Ragweed coming to Dawson County Fair

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 1, for Cross Canadian Ragweed.

Known for playing a music genre named red dirt, southern, and country rock and alternative country, the quartet will perform in front of the grandstand on Friday, July 16, at 6 p.m. as part of the Dawson County Fair.

The fair is July 9-18 in Lexington.

Red dirt music gets its name from the color of the soil found in Oklahoma and originates from folk, country, western swing, country rock and blues.


In an interview with lead guitarist Cody Canada in CMT magazine, he describes the group as a little more rock ‘n’ roll than other people playing red dirt music.


According to Cross Canadian Ragweed’s website, at www., the band has sold more than a million albums, signed a major label deal and sold out venues from New York to California.

Appearing with Cross Canadian Ragweed will be country-music band Jonathan Singleton and The Grove.

Advance tickets for the performances are available through the fair office at the Dawson County Fairgrounds and can be obtained there or by calling 308-324-3600 or by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the day of the show.

More information about fair activities, including the 4-H part of the fair, will be published at a later date in The Times.

Other grandstand entertainment at the fair includes:

Wednesday, July 14, 5 p.m.—Presentations by area high school drill teams and cheerleaders in front of the grandstand.

Thursday, July 15, 7 p.m.—Demolition derby in front of the grandstand.

Sunday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.—Stock car races in front of the grandstand.

Fair entertainment and information can also be accessed at

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