CLEARFIELD – Meat Loaf will close out this year’s Clearfield County Fair in spite of a claim that he was scheduled to perform on the same night at a Canadian festival.
On Monday, GantDaily first learned of a scheduled performance on the same date as closing night of the Clearfield County Fair.
A reader forwarded an article to GantDaily that claimed a “scheduling conflict” was forcing the cancellation of Meat Loaf’s show for the North Bay Heritage Festival in Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 4.
In reality, according to Meat Loaf’s managing firm Tenth Street Entertainment, a Canadian promoter signed an agreement for the Grammy award-winning artist most famous for his Bat Out of Hell albums. Derek Shogren, chair of the North Bay Heritage Festival said, “The Heritage Festival organizers learned shortly thereafter that the Canadian entertainment company who claimed to have booked Meat Loaf to appear at the Heritage Festival had not, in fact, concluded an arrangement with Meat Loaf’s agent.”
That is good news for Meat Loaf fans in Clearfield County, according to Greg Hallstrom, fair and park manager.
“We can assure fairgoers that Meat Loaf will be here to close out the 147th Clearfield County Fair,” he said by phone Wednesday. Hallstrom also pointed out that the artist is scheduled for dates elsewhere in Pennsylvania prior to and after his appearance at the fair.
The North Bay Heritage Festival’s organizers stated that neither Meat Loaf nor his agent were responsible for the error.
Tickets for the Clearfield County Fair’s grandstand entertainment have not yet gone on sale.