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Beatles Tribute Band Headlines The Yorktown Grange Fair

Strawberry Fields, a Beatles tribute band, will be headlining the Yorktown Grange Fair, which is from Sept. 10-13.
Strawberry Fields, a Beatles tribute band, will be headlining the Yorktown Grange Fair, which is from Sept. 10-13. Photo Credit: Contributed

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Grange has announced its slate of performers and the schedule of live music for this year’s fair.

The event is scheduled for Sept. 10-13 and will feature Strawberry Fields as this year’s headlining act.

Billed as “the ultimate Beatles tribute band," Strawberry Fields features former members of the Broadway musical “Beatlemania,” and is a fixture at BB King’s club in New York City.

Other scheduled performers include Unfunded Mandate, a classic rock/pop cover band comprised entirely of Lakeland School District staff, led by George Stone, the Lakeland superintendent of schools. Unfunded Mandate will kick off the Sept. 11 performances at 5:30 p.m.

They will be followed at 8 p.m. by Chain of Fools, a Yorktown band who perform Motown, R&B and funk from the '60s through the '80s.

Saturday’s main stage line-up begins at 11:45 a.m. with live entertainment for the kids by Overhill Shenanigans, featuring interactive songs by multi-instrumentalist John Griffiths.

At 2 p.m., the Grange Fair will showcase local teen musicians under the banner of the Justin Veatch Fund All Stars. They will be followed at 5 p.m. by Andrea & The Armenian Rug Riders, a popular Westchester County classic rock band, fronted by lead vocalist Andrea Ekizian, who are the official opening act for Strawberry Fields. Headlining act Strawberry Fields will take the stage at 8 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon, Yorktown residents Mike and Lori Barr return to the Grange Fair stage at 1:30 p.m. with an acoustic guitar and vocals set, followed by the Bob Martinson Band at 4 p.m.

“The Yorktown Grange Fair is proud to continue its tradition in recent years of showcasing talented local musicians live on our stage,” said Heidi Bornemann, entertainment director of the fair, in a press release.

Celebrating its 91st year, the Yorktown Grange Fair is unique for celebrating its agricultural heritage with livestock and produce exhibits alongside carnival rides, midway games and live entertainment. For more information, please visit www.yorktowngrangefair.org .

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