DANVILLE – American Idol season 11 contestant and West Virginia native Chase Likens gave a great performance on the main stage of the Lick Creek Fairgrounds in Danville to close out the entertainment of the 79th Annual Boone County Fair on Saturday evening.
Likens sang “Storm Warning” by Hunter Hayes, which he performed on American Idol during the semifinals.
“It’s good to be here in Boone County,” Likens told the crowd.
Likens gave a high-energy performance that featured a lot of cross-over country-type music.
Likens, who is from Point Pleasant, has been performing since he was five years old. He began at an elementary school talent show, and has continued to perform at numerous venues in several different states. He was the 2008 Jackson County Colgate Country Showdown winner, a two-time Ariel Jr. Idol, Jackson County Jr. Fair Idol, and a regular performer at the Ohio Valley Opry in McConnellsville, Ohio. He was also able to perform with Lady Antebellum at the Jackson County Fair in 2008.
Saturday’s fair also featured a parade through the Town of Danville and capped off with a fireworks show.
Fair officials were pleased with this year’s event.
“We had various events and a really good entertainment lineup this year,” said Leona Messer, president of the Boone County Fair board. “We had a little bit of something for everyone, young and old alike. We received a lot of positive feedback and we will continue to look at ways we can make the fair better and better each year.”