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Boy Band Sensation New Hollow Rocks the Franklin County Fair in Hilliard July 16

Homegrown Pop/Rock Group New Hollow, Called a “Band to Watch for in 2013” by Billboard Magazine, Hails from New Albany.

Columbus, OH, June 26, 2013 --( Today, the Franklin County Fair announced this year’s entertainment will feature a free concert by New Albany’s own New Hollow. The pop/rock band has topped the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart and performs across the country. The fair will take place July 13-20 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard, Ohio, with New Hollow to perform Tues., July 16 at 8:30 p.m. The grandstand concert is free with fair admission.

“We’re excited to bring such a popular group with wide appeal like New Hollow to fairgoers at this year’s Franklin County Fair,” said Emily Gabriel, president, Franklin County Agricultural Society. “The New Hollow concert, which is included in the $5 admission price, will be a highlight of this year’s fair, which features entertainment and fun for everyone.”

Band members Chad, Evan and Mick originally hail from Southern California, Detroit and Dallas respectively, but all moved to New Albany, Ohio and met while attending the same middle school. In 2011, the group became the first-ever unsigned band to top the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart. New Hollow has appeared nationwide, opening for American Idol’s David Archuleta and performing the National Anthem at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game, as well as at the Ohio Statehouse for Gov. John Kasich.

The boys are self-taught musicians and multi-instrumentalists, who began playing and composing music together shortly before forming the band. Their blend of arresting vocal harmonies and modern rock rhythms has landed them a spot in a recent Billboard magazine article as one of the “Bands To Watch For in 2013.” Their latest single, “She Ain’t You,” was released this spring.

Track seats for the concert may be purchased for an additional $10 (in addition to fair admission) and are on sale now at

Other highlights of this year’s fair include:

*A National Tractor Pullers Association sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull, Motocross, Harness Racing, and Demolition Derby
*A “Family Day” on Sun., July 14 featuring discounted day-long ride wristbands, “Minute to Win It”-style games, and many other family fun activities
*A “Senior Day” on Tues., July 16, featuring a pancake breakfast, health screenings, games, gift bags and much more for seniors
*An “Armed Forces Day” on Thurs., July 18, with activities to recognize and support those currently serving and veterans; features some great military displays, presentations, and lots of military and veteran resources, as well as a concert by the 122nd Army Band and a Patriotic Sing Along
*The Farm Olympics, where kids participate in all kinds of traditional farm chores, with a twist; always creates great photo opportunities.

Hours and Admission
The Franklin County Fair Daily admission is per person: Sat. July 13 – Thurs. July 18 – $5.00; Friday July 19 & Sat. July 20 - $6.00. Admission includes all attractions and entertainment, unless otherwise noted. Ride tickets or wristbands may be purchased separately. Parking is free.
About the Franklin County Fair

The Franklin County Agricultural Society proudly serves the public by hosting its annual fair to provide an opportunity for education, entertainment and recreation while continuing to promote its purpose, honor its past and build for its future. For more information, please visit You may also follow us on Twitter @frcntyfair or “Like” us on Facebook.

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Press Passes Available – To Schedule Interviews and Photo Opportunities Before and During the Fair, Contact Michelle Garrett, 614-315-4037
Contact Information
Garrett Public Relations
Michelle Garrett
Franklin County Fair Office, 614-876-7235

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