CHOCTAW, Miss. – (March 30, 2012) – Chart-topping country and Native American acts take the stage this year at the 63rd Annual Choctaw Indian Fair in beautiful Choctaw, Miss. on July 11-14, 2012.
Beginning Wednesday, July 11th at 7 pm, don’t miss your chance to see Choctaw tradition and culture at its finest with the annual Choctaw Indian Princess Pageant as contestants vie for the highly-coveted title of Choctaw Indian Princess.
Country music artists Steve Azar and Chris Cagle hit the amphitheater stage Thursday, July 12th. At 7 pm, Mississippi’s own Steve Azar performs well-known hits like “Waitin’on Joe,” “You Don’t Know a Thing” and “You’re my Life.” Chris Cagle headlines the night at 8:30 pm with hits like “”Chicks Dig It,” “I Got My Country Hat On” and “Country By the Grace of God.” Also visiting the fair for the first time this year is R.J. and Jay Paul Molinere from The History Channel’s hit show “Swamp People.” They will be on the fairgrounds from 2-8 pm selling merchandise and signing autographs.
Native act Indigenous and country music superstar Jo Dee Messina take the stage Friday, July 13th. At 7 pm, guitar maestro Indigenous rocks the stage with his mix of eclectic blues-rock with hits like “Runaway” and “The Way You Shake.” The lady of the night, Jo Dee Messina takes the stage at 8:30 pm to perform perennial hits like “Bye Bye,” “I’m Alright” and “Heads Carolina, Tails California.”
Closing out festivities on Saturday, July 14th, the fair brings to the stage tour partners The Lost Trailers and Clint Black. At 7 pm The Lost Trailers bring country energy and excitement with crowd favorites “Hollerback” and “How Bout You Don’t.” Then at 8:30 pm headliner and country music superstar Clint Black closes out the fair stage with multi-platinum hits like “Killin’ Time,” “Where Are You Now,” “Nobody’s Home” and “A Better Man.” This is sure to be a show you don’t want to miss!
Don’t forget pre-fair activities start Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, featuring gospel talents like the Chuckwagon Gang, reduced carnival ride rates and stickball games.
The Choctaw Indian Fair also offers fairgoers fun-filled days of Choctaw culture and spirit including tribal arts, crafts, dances, foods, and the thrilling action of World Championship Stickball. New to the fair this year is RezRun 2012 which includes a one-mile fun run/walk, 5K and 10K competition. There’s something for everyone at the Choctaw Indian Fair.
Tickets for all acts and other fair activities excluding carnival rides and RezRun 2012 are: $15 for adult season passes, $10 for adult day passes, $10 for student season passes and $5 for student day passes. Children five and under get in free. To learn more about all the fair has to offer, visit www.choctawindianfair.com or call the fair line at 601-650-7450.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, under the leadership of Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson, has an enrolled membership of over 10,000 people and is the only federally recognized tribe in the State of Mississippi. Headquartered in Choctaw, Mississippi, the Tribe has emerged as a leader in economic development. The tribe provides a range of governmental services including schools, a hospital, medical clinics, police and fire protection, courts, an elderly center, among many others. Chief Phyliss J. Anderson serves as the first female Chief in Mississippi Choctaw history.