Over the years, the Hillsboro Balloon Fest and Fair have become known for providing excellent entertainment on the stage throughout the event. Thursday and Friday evenings, Saturday afternoon and into the evening entertainment includes a variety of talented musical acts.  On Sunday, we turn to family entertainment providing a wide range of shows for the young and young at heart.


2018 Performers List

Chris MacKay and The Tone Shifters

Formed in 2009, Southeastern CT’s Chris MacKay & The Tone Shifters have become a popular staple on the summertime festival and event circuit all over New England and have been nominated for several music awards over the years including a New England Music Award.

Known for their energy on stage, the band melds their individual musical tastes into a danceable blend of originals and covers known as “Swinginrockabluesabilly” fusing blues, rock, swing, country, swamp, and rockabilly that is sure to get you up and on your feet!

The band features Chris MacKay (lead vocals, percussion and washboard),
Sue MacKay (accordion,vocals),Tim Stawarz (guitar, vocals), Ben Perry (bass, vocals) and Tim Zeppieri (drums).