I was sad to hear this as well. An area county fair always has big names perform and quite a few years ago, he was to play there. It rained that night and he couldn't use the main stage, so the band that was to play in the beer tent offered to let him play instead. What a night that was!
@sneezles61, I think you are right. There are so many things and activities competing for people's time now, things we used to do have almost gone by the wayside.