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  Canfield Fair President George Roman Announces New Concert Partnerships  
  April 13, 2017 Edition  
     The Canfield Fair is partnering with local business JAC LIVE to book the music acts for the 2017 Canfield Fair. In addition, the Fair will also be working with Ticketmaster as the ticketing agent for all 2017 Grandstand events.
      This new partnership represents the first time the two local entities have come together and the first time the fair has transitioned its ticketing system to Ticketmaster.
      “The Canfield Fair and its board of directors knew that the time was right to make the entertainment stronger at the Fair and to move to a partnership with organizations that have a larger, more global reach,” George Roman, Canfield Fair director, said.
      The Canfield Fair will announce the first act (rumored to be Jon Cougar Mellancamp) coming to the 2017 Canfield Fair on Mon., Apr. 17 at 7:00 a.m. “At the Fair, we have a history of bringing the best in music and entertainment to our fairgoers and we anticipate that this year will be no different,” Roman said.
      Eric Ryan of JAC LIVE said of the new partnership, “There are so many great traditions in this Valley, but none quite like the Canfield Fair. It is a true honor and privilege to be working on such an esteemed and highly regarded event. One of our first orders of business was to bring on Ticketmaster as our ticketing agent. The addition of a global company like Ticketmaster is beneficial beyond measure. They are the undisputed industry leaders and they will expand the methods of purchase in a clear online, phone, and outlet format,” he said.
      “Since we are a local company, we are able to apply a unique set of skills and prospective into creating memorable, successful events; we look forward to the opportunity do just that for the Canfield Fair!” Ryan concludes.
      “Over the years, Eric and his team have done an exceptional job of bringing some of the top artists to the Valley and we’re excited to have him continue that excellence here at the Canfield Fair,” Roman added.
      Founded in 1846, the Canfield Fair is Ohio’s largest county fair, attracting more 300,000 Fairgoers in a single year. The Canfield Fair is run and operated by the Mahoning County Agricultural Society and has a board of 17 directors. The Fairgrounds sits on 353 acres of land and is compromised of more than 60 buildings, barns and the grandstand.
      A beloved summer tradition for residents of this Valley and beyond, the Canfield Fair is now celebrating its 171st year as the crowning glory of everyone’s summer.
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