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story.lead_photo.caption Greta Cross/News Tribune Murphy’s Ford, an American country band, gathers a crowd during their performance at the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair Monday evening.

In addition to a host of 4-H and FFA events, the weeklong Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair has a packed entertainment schedule.

The fair runs Monday through July 31 at the Jaycees fairgrounds, 1445 Fairgrounds Road.

Admission Monday is free, with $1 rides from PBJ Happee Day Shows on the midway.

The rest of the week, fair admission is $15 for ages 12 and older, and all concerts and arena events are included for free with paid admission. Weeklong passes will be sold for $35, which include a chance to win more than $500 in cash and prizes each night.

Unlimited rides are offered for $20 Tuesday through Saturday.

Monday night at the fair will feature a tractor pull at 7 p.m. at the arena and a performance by Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs at 9 p.m. on the Xtreme Body & Paint Stage.

Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs is a tribute band to the disco era formed more than 20 years ago. The band will "take the audience on a journey through the days in which Disco ruled," according to the Facebook event description.

On Tuesday, after a 6 p.m. pedal tractor pull, local group Murphy's Ford will take the stage at 9:30 p.m.

Murphy's Ford is a singer/songwriter band with members all hailing from Mid-Missouri; they aim to put a modern spin on country music.

Wednesday night at the fair will feature a cornhole tournament at 7 p.m. and Highway 65 Motocross at 7:30 p.m. The evening wraps up with a performance by Tennessee country artist Mitch Rossell at 9:30 p.m.

Rossell has performed with Garth Brooks in 2016, going on to be the sole writer on Brooks' 2017 hit, "Ask Me How I Know."

The cornhole tournament continues Thursday along with the Bump & Run with Tuff Truck at 7 p.m. With a balance of soul and twang, country artist Larry Fleet takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Fleet has opened for Willie Nelson and debuted his first album "Workin' Hard" in 2019.

On Friday, a truck and tractor pull is slated for 7 p.m., and then, two musical acts will hit the stage — Renee Blair at 8 p.m. and Walker Hayes at 9:30 p.m.

Opening for Hayes, Blair is a Missouri-raised country singer new to the music scene. Her influences range from Gretchen Wilson to Nelly and Justin Timberlake. Hayes is a Monument Records recording artist from Alabama who is know for the Top 10 hit "You Broke Up With Me" as well as the follow-up single "Craig."

The fair concludes Saturday with the Figure 8 Scramble at 7 p.m. and Puddle of Mudd concert at 9:30 p.m.

After nearly a decade hiatus, the rock group — known for hits "Blurry," "She Hates Me" and "Famous" — released its sixth studio album, "Welcome to Galvania," in 2019.

More information and any updates can be found on the Jefferson City Jaycees Fair Facebook page and in the special Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair section to be inside Sunday's News Tribune.

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