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CANTON, OH (June 26, 2010) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival 2010 Ribs Burnoff will offer a wide variety of food, beverages, family activities and musical entertainment, including the following concert slate:
  • Wednesday, Aug. 4: The fantastic Frontiers | The Journey Tribute presented in cooperation with WRQK 106.9.
  • Thursday, Aug. 5: Country artist Chris Young presented in cooperation with WQXK K-105.
  • Friday, Aug. 6: Fan favorite Michael Stanley and the Resonators presented in cooperation with Mix 94.1.
[gallery link="file" orderby="rand"] All concerts will be held at the Stark County Fairground and will begin at approximately 8 p.m. To accommodate even more fans at the concerts, chairs or seating of any kind will not be permitted anywhere on the track area; all track admission will be free, standing room only. People wishing to have a reserved seat in the grandstands can purchase tickets for only $8 each. Tickets will be available for walk-in purchase beginning Wednesday, June 30, at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in downtown Canton, 222 Market Avenue North, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday. Phone orders will be accepted beginning Thursday, July 1, by calling (330) 458-2088. In addition to the Ribs Burnoff evening concerts, attendees can enjoy activities and free musical entertainment on the Ohio Lottery Day Stage all three days. Additional family activities include an expanded children’s entertainment area with face painting, caricaturists, balloon twisters, Fantasy Football Zone powered by AEP, a master sand sculptor, Lowe’s Build and Grow, U.S. Army interactive unit and much, much more. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Ribs Burnoff will run Aug. 4, 5 and 6 beginning at 11 a.m., and concluding at 10:30 p.m. each day. In addition to fantastic ribs, a wide variety of other food will be showcased, including ice cream, corn on the cob, buffalo wings, funnel cakes, apple dumplings, bloomin’ onions, Italian sausage, deep-fried Oreos, and other delicious midway fare! Admission to the Ribs Burnoff is free. Onsite parking at the fairgrounds will be free each day until 4 p.m., after which time a fee of $5 per vehicle will be charged. For more information, contact Laura Perry, event manager, at (330) 458-2054, or visit www.profootballhofef.com. CONCERT PERFORMER BIOS Frontiers | The Journey Tribute Frontiers is the nation’s only full-time touring tribute to 80’s mega-group Journey. Frontiers features vocalist Jeremey Hunsicker, who was briefly tapped as a replacement vocalist for Journey in 2007, and was a contributing songwriter on Journey’s platinum-selling “Revelation” CD. The band performs over 150 shows a year at some of the most prestigious music venues in the nation.

More information: www.journeytributeband.com

Chris Young With an ear toward the past and an eye on the future, Chris Young is quickly distinguishing himself as a newcomer who honors country music’s best traditions while adding a fresh new chapter to the genre’s legacy. Young knew early on that he wanted to pursue a career in country music. Raised just minutes away from Nashville in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, he began making trips to Music Row at a young age, trying to land a record deal. He began performing while still in high school, and by the time he was in college was a doing 150 dates a year. When he was offered an opportunity for a regular gig at the famed Texas honky tonk Cowboys, Young jumped at the chance to hone his skills on the competitive Lone Star circuit. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice–of–life songs, Young's sophomore project, The Man I Want to Be - featuring his current smash single, "Gettin' You Home" – is an album that showcases a new traditionalist poised to take his place among his musical heroes. One of those heroes, the legendary Willie Nelson, joins Young on the album for a duet of "Rose in Paradise," the hauntingly beautiful Waylon Jennings classic. Read full bio: www.chrisyoungcountry.com/bio.php Michael Stanley and the Resonators Michael Stanley has a storied history and loyal fan base especially in the Northeast Ohio area. He was born in Cleveland and graduated from Rocky River High School. While working toward his bachelor of arts degree at Hiram College, he was a disc jockey for WHRM, the school's radio station, and also in a locally-popular folk group called "Silk" which produced an LP Smooth As Raw Silk. At a point when the band was on the verge of breaking up, they were asked to play a local Cleveland hot spot and they took the gig with the idea that they could, at the very least, go out on top. New York record producer, Bill Szymczyk, was in the audience that night, was impressed, and a record contract followed. In 1974, he formed the Michael Stanley Band, which by 1982 had developed into a seven-piece band nicknamed MSB by their legion of fans. The group set attendance records at Cleveland area venues and reached the peak of their popularity when the single "He Can't Love You' from the album Heartland made the Top 40 Billboard, and "In the Heartland" from the album North Coast went to #6 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart. The band toured with some of the superstar bands of that period (including Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Foreigner, and The Doobie Brothers). Through ups and downs, Stanley continued to perform with several long-time friends and former band members in and around the Cleveland area, billed as Michael Stanley & Friends. Then came September 11, 2001, which changed a lot of lives, and his was no exception. By now, Michael Stanley & The Resonators had become the band's performing moniker, and they were pleasing their loyal MSB fans while winning over new ones. Stanley is joined in The Resonators by Tommy Dobeck (drums), Bob Pelander (piano/vocals), Danny Powers (guitar/vocals), Jennifer Lee (vocals/percussion), Rodney Psyka (percussion/vocals), Marc Lee Shannon (guitar/sauce), Eroc Sosinski (bass/vocals) and Paul Christensen (sax). Read full bio and discography: www.michaelstanley.com/DISCOGRAPHY.html

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