The Glam Band, Helen DeBaker-Vorce at the UP State Fair on Aug. 16

The Glam Band and Helen DeBaker-Vorce will perform Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the U.P. State Fair in Escanaba.

ESCANABA — The U.P. State Fair has announces the second act of its full lineup of grandstand entertainment this year, presented by Island Resort and Casino.

The popular ’80s cover band, The Glam Band, will take the U.P. State Fair Grandstand stage at 7 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Aug. 16, along with Helen DeBaker-Vorce.

The 1980s were a time when excess ruled. Times were fun and the music was a party. From sing-along anthems to timeless ballads showing their “soft side,” Sunset Strip rockers provided the soundtrack for the decade.

The Glam Band is made up of six guys bringing back ’80s favorites — whether those who lived through the period like to admit it or not.

Donning an over-the-top stage show, makeup and costumes that will either draw a smile or cringe, it’s their goal to transport the audience back to the decade of decadence — the one that was nothin’ but a good time.

The Glam Band is one of the top drawing acts in the Midwest, bringing a high-energy show. Combining an all-star performing group with the costuming, hair and makeup of the ’80s “Glam Metal” era creates a multi-sensory experience.

They will also welcome Escanaba native DeBaker-Vorce back to the grandstand stage. She last performed at the UPSF in 2021, and has participated in many country music singing contests throughout her career. DeBaker-Vorce won first place awards performing at the Wrangler Country Showdown for her singing and songwriting talents.

Gold circle tickets for The Glam Band and Helen DeBaker-Vorce’s performances Aug. 16 are on sale now for $15 each and can be purchased from this year’s presenting sponsor, Island Resort and Casino, at www.islandresortandcasino.com/entertainment, then by clicking on the “Special Events” tab.

General seating for all grandstand entertainment is free with admission to the fair. To purchase advance gate admission for the U.P. State Fair, go online to www.upstatefair.net.


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