Night Ranger to join headliners at Heritage Fair
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 12:29

Complete fair music schedule now available

by Nicole Rodman

    The Dundalk Heritage Fair Association has announced that 1980s rock band Night Ranger will join country artist Travis Tritt and local favorite Crack the Sky to headline the 2014 Dundalk Heritage Fair.
    Night Ranger will take to the Shipway Stage on Saturday, June 28, at 8 p.m.
    Formed in the late 1970s in San Francisco, Night Ranger found success in the 1980s with a series of platinum-selling albums.
    The group is best known for its hit power ballad “Sister Christian,” which reached number five on the Billboard chart.
    Though the band broke up in 1989, the members reunited in the late 1990s. Today, Night Ranger continues to tour internationally.
    As Bob Fogle Sr., entertainment chair and vice president of the Dundalk Heritage Fair Association, told The Eagle on Monday, he tries to book acts that will appeal to a wide variety of ages and tastes.
    “I’m trying to mix it up,” he said. “I try to do a little for everybody.”

By booking Night Ranger, Fogle is hoping to attract a new demographic to the fair.
    “It’s going to bring in another different age group,” Fogle said. “These guys were dynamite back in the ‘80s and ‘90s,” he said of the band, adding, “They’re going to rock that park.”
    With the announcement of Night Ranger as the fair’s third headliner, the complete entertainment schedule for this year’s fair is now available.
    Friday’s lineup will feature performances from Steely Dan tribute band Technicolor Motor Home, folk/rock/variety group Three 4 All and classic rock band Rich & The Roadrunners.
    On Saturday, returning favorites Gene Vincentt & The Cruisers and Regal Beagles will take the Shipway Stage.
    On the Dunmanway Stage, the General John Stricker Middle School Steel Drum Band will precede country group Dean Crawford & the Dunn’s River Band and bluegrass band Free Range Blue.
    Sunday will feature performances by Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac tribute band Leather & Lace, country act The Rob Byer Band, country rockers Mark Bray & Steel Soul Cowboys and fair favorites Josh & Good Old Stuff, The Gigs and The Crawdaddies.
    As always, karaoke will be held in the Beer Garden on all three days of the fair.
    For the complete entertainment lineup, visit the Dundalk Heritage Association website at
    The 2014 Dundalk Heritage Fair will be held from Friday, June 27, through Sunday, June 29, from noon to 10 p.m. each day.
    According to Fogle, the main reason the fair is being held the weekend before Independence Day is so the Heritage Fair Association can use proceeds from fair ticket sales to fund the Independence Day parade and fireworks display.
    “If we had [the fair] on Fourth of July weekend, I couldn’t pay the people for the next week,” Fogle explained.
    As Fogle pointed out, the Heritage Fair Association typically pays about $25,000 for the parade and $18,000 for the fireworks.
    “People don’t realize we pay for all of these things,” Fogle said, noting that Baltimore County does not fund any of Dundalk’s Independence Day festivities.
    Fogle also noted that people tend to go on vacation over the 4th of July holiday and might not be in town to attend the fair if it were held during the holiday weekend.
    The 80th Annual Dundalk Independence Day Parade will be held on Friday, July 4, beginning at 8:15 a.m.   
    Fireworks will be held at the usual location near the North Point Government Center on July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
    For more information, visit the website