June 19, 2024

It looks like it’s gonna be another great year for the Big E, Berkshire County. We’ve known for a little while now some of the musical acts that will be performing at the Big E Arena for this year’s state fair like Nelly, Sublime with Rome, Brantley Gilbert, and the Dropkick Murphys.

However, I’m happy to report, the Big E just announced on Tuesday the lineup for 2022’s Court of Honor stage. And it’s a good one, covering almost every musical genre from oldies, classic rock, blues, country, alternative, and hip-hop.

Keep in mind that the lineup is subject to change but as of this moment here are the artists and the dates they’re scheduled to perform:

  • Modern English–80’s new-wave mainstays with the great single “I Melt With You”, September 16-18, 2 p.m.
  • KT Tunstall–Singer/Songwriter, “Suddenly I See”, September 17, 8 p.m.
  • The Yardbirds–60’s blues rockers who birthed guitar gods Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, “For Your Love” and many more, September 19-20, 8 p.m.
  • Canned Heat–Legendary Los Angeles blues-rock band, “Going Up The Country” and more, September 21-22, 2 p.m.
  • The Main Squeeze–Good old down and dirty funk, “Dr. Funk”, September 21, 8 p.m.
  • Johnnyswim–Folk/pop duo, “Heaven Is Everywhere”, September 22, 8 p.m.
  • Tai Verdes–Singer/Songwriter, “A-OK”, September 23, 8 p.m.
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff–of “Fresh Prince”(Will Smith) fame, “Summertime”, September 24, 8 p.m.
  • Boogie Wonder Band–Disco tribute, September 26-27, 8 p.m.
  • Jose Feliciano–Singer/Songwriter, “Light My Fire”, September 28-29, 2 p.m.
  • All-4-One–R&B/pop group, “I Swear” and more, September 28, 8 p.m.
  • ERNEST–Country, “Flower Shops”, September 29, 8 p.m.
  • Baha Men–Junkanoo band from the Bahamas, “Who Let The Dogs Out”, September 30-October 2, 2 p.m.
  • Alien Ant Farm–Alternative rock band, “Smooth Criminal”, September 30, 8 p.m.
  • American Authors–New York-based rock band, “Best Day of My Life”, October 1, 8 p.m.
  • John Waite–Voice of The Baby’s and Bad English, solo hit “Missing You”, October 2, 8 p.m.

Like I said, a little bit of everything this year. If you love music, you should find at least one of these artists highly enjoyable, hopefully, 4 or 5. Best part? All Court of Honor stage performances are free with the purchase of admission to the Big E.

I’m ready. This year’s Big E kicks off on September 16th. For more info, please visit the Big E’s website here.

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