Popular band to play Sumner County Fair

Big Fat Fun played in Haysville last year. This year the popular band will perform at the Sumner County Fair.

By Travis Mounts, TSnews

HAYSVILLE – Popular regional band Big Fat Fun will headline this year’s Sumner County Fair.
The band, which first formed more than 20 years ago, will play the Saturday night program at the Fair in Caldwell on Aug. 6.
Big Fat Fun first formed in 1998. The band went on hiatus in 2013, but returned in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a series of shows in 2018. One of those shows was a summertime performance at the Sedgwick County Fair. Big Fat Fun also played at Haysville’s Party in the 060 last August.
Frontman Jason Shire spoke with TSnews ahead of the band’s 2018 performance. As it the name suggests, the band is all about fun.
“Whenever we pick songs, it always comes down to certain criteria. A song has to be one everyone knows and loves, and it has to be a fun song that people want to dance and sing along to,” Shire said. “That covers all genres, so we cover that type of music from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and current music, and we play all styles: rock, soul, funk, hip-hop, country, hair metal. If it’s a fun song that people know and love, we play it.”
The Sumner County Fair will run Aug. 4-7. More information is available on Facebook and online at www.sumnercountyksfair.com.