America, with special guest Caribou, will be performing a free show at the Kentucky State Fair on Saturday, August 17.
Folk rock band America formed in London in 1970. The three American band members—Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek—were all children of Air Force members and met on the U.S. base in London. The band played many local shows and their debut single, “I Need You,” eventually became a hit after their second single, “A Horse with No Name," was released. “A Horse with No Name” shot to the top of the charts and is a song known by many. Their debut album America generated three hit singles. America has five No. 1 hits and won a Grammy in 1972.
Caribou is a brass-accompanied dance band out of Louisville and has been part of the music scene since the 1970s. The band has appeared at countless clubs, festivals, venues, parties and special events in the city. Featuring a full horn section—including a trumpet, trombone and sax—Caribou has proven to be a local favorite at many events.
For more information, visit www.kystatefair.org or call 502-367-5000.