John Mellencamp to perform at Canfield Fair

The show is being produced by JAC Live

John Mellencamp performs at the concert "Sing me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard" at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – JAC Management Group has announced its headline act for the Canfield Fair.

John Mellencamp will perform with special guest Carlene Carter.

The rock singer-songwriter’s popular songs include “Jack and Diane,” “Hurts so Good” and “Pink Houses.” His 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, is set for release April 28.

Carter is the daughter of June Carter and her first husband, Carl Smith. Her country hits include “Every Little Thing” and “I Fell in Love.” She is also featured on Mellencamp’s new album.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, with doors opening at 7 p.m.

Ticket sales begin online Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets range from $39.50 to $99.50.

Tickets can be purchased on, the Ticketmaster Mobile app or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Beginning April 24, tickets may also be purchased at the Canfield Fair Administration building. Go to for details.

Each ticket purchased online will receive a free copy of Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.

The show is being produced by JAC Live. It is the first time that Covelli Centre’s management team has partnered with the Canfield Fair to book music acts.