Del Mar CA — The 2014 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on, will feature spectacular music of all types on the Fairgrounds’ eight stages. Here is the free (*with fair admission) show line-up:
The SOLID GOLD CONCERT SERIES takes place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m., on the San Diego Showcase Stage. The concerts, starring ’60s and ’70s headliners are FREE* with Fair admission.
June 12: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap: Gary Puckett and his group the Union Gap took the American Pop Rock scene by storm in the late 1960s. Their biggest hits were “Woman, Woman,” “Young Girl,” and “Lady Willpower.” Gary’s powerful and unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive Gold Records and Top 10 Billboard hits!
June 19: Johnny Rivers: Johnny Rivers has sold over $30 million in record sales during his long career. With 29 chart hits such as “Secret Agent Man,” “Poor Side of Town,” “Memphis” and “Baby I Need Your Lovin,” Rivers has produced 17 Gold Records and has received two Grammys.
June 26: The Spinners: Selling more than 60 million records, the Spinners have received six Grammy nominations and have had 18 Solid Gold Top 40 hits and eight Top 10s. “Then Came You,” “Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl,” “Rubberband Man,” “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” and many more.
July 3: James Darren: For over six decades, James Darren has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in the Films, “The Guns of Navarone” and the “Gidget,” movie series, where he played the dreamy “Moon Doggy.” Darren is known for his songs from the 60s, standards and big-band swing. Television shows such as “The Time Tunnel,” “T.J. Hooker,” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” has kept James Darren the “forever young” heart-throb of the surfin’ ‘60s.
The FORD DEALERS BUILT FOR SAN DIEGO PADDOCK CONCERT SERIES
Nationally-known artists performing in one of the Fair’s most intimate settings. These concerts begin at 9:00p.m., on the Ford Dealers Paddock Stage on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. PLUS a special show on July 5 at 7:30 p.m. Unless noted, the concerts are free with Fair admission. There is no reserved seating except for July 5.
June 11: Taylor Hicks with Alexis Babini: “American Idol” winner for season 5, Taylor Hicks has been recording, touring and starring on the great white way. His Southern Soul sound debut single, “Do I Make You Proud,” hit the top post on Billboard’s Hot 100, Pop 100 and Single Sales Charts.
June 12: BritBeat: The Premier American Beatles tribute band will celebrate in concert the Fab Four and their great music featuring authentic vocal harmonies and instrumentation. The show will take you on a “Magical Mystery Tour” and beyond.
June 18: Teen Hoot: A YouTube social phenomenon using social media to announce their performances to their fans who suggest whom they would like to see in concert. (Please note this show starts at 8:30 p.m.)
June 19: The McCartney years: A re-enactment of Paul McCartney’s touring career throughout the 1970s. Original music, wardrobe and instruments promise a period-true and stunning show.
June 24: Kristian Bush of Sugarland: For over two decades Kristian Bush, formerly of Sugarland, has been evolving in the music industry writing and recording along the way. He’s on the road now with his, “Put Your Soul In It” Tour backed by a five-piece band. His high-energy show will feature Sugarland hits including “Baby Girl” and “Stuck Like Glue.”
June 25: Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Their live performance is a jaw-dropping musical extravaganza that pulls from 3.5 hours of Michael Jackson’s catalogue and spans four decades of his extraordinary music career.
June 26: Leon Russell: More than 50 years of musical fame has kept Leon Russell playing and writing songs for some of the biggest names in the music industry. Known for his hits “Tight Rope,” Delta Lady,” and “If I Were A Carpenter,” Russel was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
July 1: Super Diamond: A tribute to the iconic Neil Diamond, Super Diamond has found huge popularity in rock clubs across America including the House of Blues (in multiple cities), The Show Box Theatre in Seattle and Irving Plaza in NYC. Super Diamond has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, CNN, FOX News and VH1.
July 2: Lit: Huge in the ‘90s, this rock group has an eclectic repertoire and is known for their songs, “My Own Worst Enemy,” “Miserable,” “Zip-Lock” and “Lipstick and Bruises.” Lit is about to release their fifth studio album, “The View From The Bottom,” a chronicle of the last 10 years.
July 3: The Tubes with Fee Waybill: Known in the 1960s and 1970s for their outrageous live shows satirizing American culture through innovative rock theatre and consummate musicianship, The Tubes gained a loyal following. Hits such as, “White Punks On Dope,” and “What Do you Want From Life,” has kept The Tubes performing through the ‘80s, ‘90s and into the present.
July 5: Grand Funk Railroad, 7:30 p.m., (paid reserved seating available and Pre-Show VIP Cocktail Package). 2014 marks 45 years for Grand Funk Railroad. Paving the way for groups such as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi, Grand Funk’s hard driving sound and vocals blasted the music scene with megahits such as, “We’re An American Band,” I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home,” “Locomotion,’ and “Some Kind Of Wonderful,” wish keeps Grand Funk playing on classic rock radio.
The late-night lineup on the COORS LIGHT ROCK ON SERIES in the Fun Zone features the best singers and bands in the western United States, in addition to some of the finest tribute bands in the country. Admission to these shows is free with Fair admission, and is restricted to ages 21 and over. The shows begin at 8:30 p.m. There is no reserved seating. Artists are subject to change.
June 11: Cash’d Out (Johnny Cash tribute Band, Country)
June 12: Belly Up Music Festival
June 13: Alice in Cooperland (Alice Cooper Cover Band)
June 14: DJ Will Z & Dirty Kurty (Electronic Dance Music)
June 15: Hazmatt (Roots, Rock, Reggae)
June 18: Dwight Lightning (Dwight Yoakam Tribute Band)
June 19: Belly Up Music Festival
June 20: Nuns ‘N Moses (Guns N’ Roses Tribute Band)
June 21: Just Like Priest (Judas Priest Tribute Band)
June 22: League of Liars (Blues, Funk, Folk, Rock, Pop)
June 24: Metalachi (Mariachi/Heavy Metal)
June 25: Trevor McSpadden (Honky Tonk)
June 26: Belly Up Music Festival
June 27: Geezer (Weezer tribute Band)
June 28: TNT (AC/DC Cover Band)
June 29: Slant (Rock, Progressive, Alternative)
July 1: Steal Dawn (Top 40, Multi-generation)
July 2: The Freightshakers (Honky Tonk)
July 3: Belly Up Music Festival
July 4: Dirt (Alice in Chains Tribute Band)
July 5: Damage Inc. (Metallica Tribute Band)
July 6: Britain’s Finest (The Beatles Tribute Band)
Please check the Fair’s Website for changes to the concert lineup. www.sdfair.com/entertainment.
About the San Diego County Fair
Here comes the FUN! “The Fab Fair” is the theme for the 2014 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on, paying tribute to the British Invasion that revolutionized the music industry 50 years ago in United States and around the world. The 2014 Fair will feature British Pop Culture, music and exhibitions NEVER BEFORE seen in California. The Summer starts with Food, Fun and Frolic at the 2014 San Diego County Fair!
The Fair will run through Sunday, July 6; closed on Mondays and the first two Tuesdays. The fun continues after July 4th! The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the top 10 Fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing more than 1.4 million visitors annually. Admission is $14 for adults; $8 for ages 6-12 and 62 and older; free for ages 5 and younger. For more information visit, www.sdfair.com.
Get the Best Pass Ever season pass for $24 at Albertsons/Sav-on, at the Fairgrounds Box Office and www.sdfair.com. The Fair Tripper ticket includes round-trip transportation using the North County Transit District’s COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE plus Fair admission for only $15. Late night trains north and south every day of the Fair. Details at: www.sdfair.com/transportation
About the Del Mar Fairgrounds
The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces four events each year: The San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show, Professional Bull Riding (PBR) and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.