The Freeborn County Fair recently announced on social media that the line-up for Friday night that originally featured Dokken, Winger and Warrant was being changed. 

The post read; Do to circumstances beyond our control, dokken will not be at the fair Friday night, they are being replaced by the band April wine, we apologize for any inconvenience. 

FCF No Dokken

According to this article from the Albert Lea Tribune the band Dokken, which had been previously slated to come to the fair, decided to instead take an engagement on a European tour, and will no longer be on tour with bands Winger and Warrant.

Taking Dokkens place on Friday night will be the Canadian Rock band April Wine. The band, according to it's wikipedia page, formed in 1969 and is based in HalifaxNova Scotia. They've enjoyed international success in the 1970s and 1980s, releasing more than 20 albums since 1971. Their two biggest songs were the cover of"You Could Have Been a Lady" by the band Hot Chocolate, and a song titled "Bad Side of the Moon". Both are staples on Canadian Classic Rock Stations.

The Freeborn County Fair has recently gone back to featuring rock acts on either Friday or Saturday nights in recent years. The most recent act Kansas was well received by fair-goers and the community. It was in 2016 that the fair had Uncle Ted, Ted Nugent perform which led to push back from certain community members.

Other acts performing at this years fair are:

• July 31: Casi Joy and Easton Corbin

• Aug. 1: Chubby Checker

• Aug. 2: Dylan Scott

• Aug. 3: Winger, Warrant and April Wine

• Aug. 4: Trace Adkins

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