By Duncan A. Kennedy, County Fair Board Director
(QUINCY) – As part of the Plumas-Sierra County Fair’s grand reopening this July after two years of hiatus, the County Fair Board of Directors has announced their first major grandstand show in several years. On Saturday, July 30th, up-and-coming country musician and Portola native Jake Jacobson will perform a live concert in the Fair Grandstand starting at 7 PM.
Although the Fair Board had previously considered several different options including Lonestar and Wynonna Judd, Fair Manager John Steffanic settled the debate for once and for all by booking Jacobson as the Fair’s first grandstand entertainment act in several years. In previous recent fairs, acts such as the band Trailer Choir and a drone race had taken place in the grandstand, to disappointing reception. The board hopes that enthusiasm will be much higher in the wake of recent events such as the Dixie Fire and COVID-19 pandemic, and aim to market this event to those affected by both as a way to boost community morale.
Jacobson’s website describes him as having “…a boot stomping sound combining that of cowboy crooners, honky tonk, traditional country sounds, and a hint of southern rock” that “draws influence from artists like Josh Turner, George Strait, Justin Moore, and Cody Johnson”. Jacobson is currently touring as an opening act for Country Now’s 2022 Country Artist to Watch, Randall King. For Jake, one must imagine that returning to his Plumas County roots to play a show for a hometown crowd must be an indescribable thrill. Jacobson currently has two singles out, “Speed of Neon Light” and ”One of Those” from his new debut EP, “Lovin’ and Leavin’”.
The Plumas-Sierra County Fair runs from July 28th through July 31st of 2022 at the County Fairgrounds in East Quincy. Jake Jacobson’s concert will be in the Fair Grandstand overlooking the American Valley Speedway on July 30th, starting at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10 apiece and will be sold at the Grandstand’s entrance; all proceeds will benefit the Dixie Fire Collaborative to aid in the recovery of Plumas County. Don’t miss it!