JOHN DAY – Like music?

Then get ready to catch the lineup of entertainers rounded up by the fair staff for the 2012 Grant County Fair, Aug. 22-25.

With the variety of musical genres planned, there’s bound to be something for fairgoers of all ages to swing, tap, boogie or rock to.

New to Grant County is Jeanne Coady, whose act is her living tribute to the late country crooner Patsy Cline. Returning favorites include the local rock band Phinless, guitarist Frank Carlson, and the Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers.

Here’s a look at the lineup:

• Jeanne Coady – Coady’s tribute showcases Patsy Cline’s life from 1957-1961, through 17 of the singer’s hits, from “Walkin’ After Midnight” to “Crazy.”

Coady, who is from Washington state, brings to the stage a complete ’50s look – hairstyle, makeup, clothing and microphone – a real step back in time treat for the audience. She says that her gig as a Patsy Cline tribute artist, which she embraces, just “fell into my lap.”

Performance times/dates: 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22; 9-10 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.

Visit Coady’s website at

• Phinless – The local cover band, features a blend of musical styles and hits: southern rock tunes from bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, the Eagles and Bad Company; older hits such as Johnny B. Goode; newer music from groups like 3 Doors Down; and upbeat country dance tunes.

And as to the band’s new name, Phinless is just a creative name band members, Farrell Clark, Pete DeRosier, Mitch Keith and Jason Hatfield, came up with and agreed upon.

Performance times/dates: 5:30-7 p.m. and 9:30-midnight Friday, Aug. 24; and 5:45-7 p.m. and 9:15-midnight Saturday, Aug. 25.

• Frank Carlson – Guitarist and singer Frank Carlson, a familiar entertainer in Grant County, offers a rockabilly/country style, singing popular tunes of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins and George Strait.

Originally from Hawaii, Carlson and his family live in Baker City, where in his non-entertaining time, he is an engineering aide for Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative.

His first album, “Frank ‘Alone,’” features 16 songs, and is available on his website.

Performance times/date: 6:45-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23.

Carlson’s website is

• Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers – Members of the Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers Association, make a popular return to the Grant County Fair, with foot-stomping and toe-tapping tunes to please young and old. The Association serves nine Eastern Oregon counties.

Performance times/dates: 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23; 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24; 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. All shows will be at the fairgrounds’ main stage.

For more information, call the Grant County Fair office, 541-575-1900.

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