Del Mar CA— It’s shaping up to be one “Oz-some” lineup for the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the 2019 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons!
Tickets for Nashville icon Trace Adkins go on sale at 10 a.m. today at Ticketmaster.com with an exciting mix of other music mavens currently on sale including Toby Keith, Smokey Robinson, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Dunham and Grupo Intocable. The 2019 San Diego County Fair will feature 27 nights of entertainment on the Corona Grandstand Stage May 31-July 4. This year’s magical theme of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” based on L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, will give visitors the chance to leave the ordinary world behind the minute they walk down the yellow brick road at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Take a peek at the whirlwind of excitement that will take the stage at the Toyota Concert Series!
CORONA GRANDSTAND STAGE LINEUP:
The following shows start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Go to sdfair.com for ticket prices and more information. All tickets purchased online include admission to the San Diego County Fair. If you already have Fair admission, call the box office at (858) 792-4252 and request a concert seat only. Tickets can also be purchased at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ O’Brien Gate Box Office starting on Feb. 14.
- Friday, May 31: Justin Moore, ticket prices are $31-$49
- Saturday, June 1: Jim Gaffigan, ticket prices are $28-$69; dinner package available
- Thursday, June 6: Fab Four, GA levels 3 & 5 included with Fair admission; reserved seats are $32-$44
- Friday, June 7: Jeff Dunham, ticket prices are $29-$69; dinner package available
- Friday, June 14: Toby Keith, ticket prices are $44-$127; dinner package available
- Saturday, June 15: Smokey Robinson, ticket prices are $28-$54; dinner package available
- Sunday, June 16: Mariachi Del Sol at 6 p.m., GA levels 3 & 5 included with Fair admission, reserved seats are $32-$44
- Thursday, June 20: The Tenderloins/Impractical Jokers, ticket prices are $34-$84; dinner package available
- Saturday, June 22: 15th Annual Gospel Festival: The Walls Group and The Clark Sisters at 7 p.m., GA levels 3 & 5 included with Fair admission; reserved seats are $33-$44
- Sunday, June 23: Grupo Intocable, GA levels 3 & 5 included with Fair admission; reserved seats are $32-$44
- Tuesday, July 2: Trace Adkins, ticket prices are $34-$49; dinner package available
- Thursday, July 4: Brad Upton, 9:30 p.m. (opening act at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.), GA levels 3 & 5 included with Fair admission; reserved seats are $32-$44
ABOUT THE FEATURED GRANDSTAND ARTISTS:
May 31: Justin Moore – Country radio star Justin Moore’s latest album, “Kinda Don’t Care,” earned Moore his third consecutive No. 1 album debut. It features his sixth chart-topping single “You Look Like I Need A Drink,” and follow-up single “Somebody Else Will.” He has earned multiple Academy of Country Music, American Country Awards and American Country Countdown Awards nominations, and has placed seven singles in the Top 10 at Country radio. Moore’s previous album, “Off the Beaten Path,” was also a No. 1 album release.
June 1: Jim Gaffigan – Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times bestselling author, top touring performer and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life.
June 6: Fab Four – The Emmy Award-winning Fab Four is elevated far above every Beatles tribute band due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude,” the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing! Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world.
June 7: Jeff Dunham – Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is a global comedy superstar. A Guinness World Record holder for “Most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour,” Dunham has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and innovation. With over 1 million YouTube subscribers and more than 1 billion views, he has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world, leading to record-breaking viewership with his comedy specials on Comedy Central, NBC and Netflix.
June 14: Toby Keith – The familiar maxim of the triple threat – singer, songwriter, musician – doesn’t begin to cover it for Toby Keith, one of the modern era’s most complete self-directed hit makers. More than 25 years ago, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” was released and shot up the charts to become Toby’s first No. 1. At the core is his songwriting, as recognized in his 2015 induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City. The Nashville Songwriters Association International named him Songwriter/Artist of the Decade and he is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. His songs have received more than 91 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide. Keith’s albums have sold more than 40 million copies. His tours have drawn more than a million fans each year for more than a decade straight. The awards are too numerous to count and include Artist of the Decade nods from Billboard and the American Country Awards, as well as the ACM’s Career Achievement honor and twice their Entertainer of the Year award winner in back-to-back years.
June 15: Smokey Robinson – William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records. Known as the “King of Motown,” Smokey Robinson founded the R&B group The Miracles, recording 26 Top 40 hits with the Miracles including “Shop Around,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “I Second That Emotion” and “The Tears Of A Clown.” Robinson was one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown, penning several hit singles such as, “Who’s Loving You,” “My Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do” and “My Girl.” In 1975, Robinson released his most successful solo album, A Quiet Storm, followed by One Heartbeat, with Top 10 singles, “Just to See Her” and “One Heartbeat.” “Just To See Her” won Robinson his first Grammy Award. In the same year, he was inducted as a solo artist to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
June 16: Mariachi Sol de Mexico – (This show begins at 6 p.m.) The expression of México’s authentic musical heritage lives on through the voice of Sol de México®. Founded in 1981 by Jose Hernandez, the platinum selling mariachi band Sol de México® has broken countless barriers in mariachi music, including becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy. Their original rhythms, fresh sounds and inspiring ideas have energized the world of mariachi for more than 30 years. Mexican recording artist Ana Bárbara has combined her distinct vocal range and songwriting skills with an attention-getting stage presence to become one of the leading female figures in regional Mexican music. DanzArts brings colorful, artistic dancers to the stage in a cultural celebration of Mexico and Spain.
June 20: The Tenderloins/truTV Impractical Jokers “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour” – A New York-based comedy troupe, The Tenderloins, are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers. Now in its seventh season, Impractical Jokers follows The Tenderloins as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. With each new season, the show continues to take dares to outrageous levels with new over-the-top hijinks.
June 22: 15th Annual Gospel Festival featuring The Clark Sisters with The Walls Group – (The show begins at 7 p.m.) The Clark Sisters have spent the last three decades singing, preaching, evangelizing, and teaching the word of God across the country and abroad. Carrying on the legacy of their mother the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, a gospel legend in her own right who received three gold records during her musical career, they have influenced a countless number of musical artists in the fields of gospel, pop, rhythm and blues, jazz and hip hop. The group has recorded over 12 albums and have contributed collectively and individually to countless other projects including the Grammy Award winning “Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration.” The Walls Group, a new generation of gifted young talented singers, is rising quickly throughout Gospel and Christian music.
June 23: Grupo Intocable – Intocable rose to mass popularity in the late ’90s and became arguably the most successful Tejano act of their day. Intocable’s style of Tejano is undeniably norteño in nature, driven by polka rhythms and heavily accented by accordion. The group even fashions itself as norteño (i.e., the cowboy look). However, their Texan roots and frontman Ricky Muñoz’s gift for graceful pop melodies, among other subtleties, differentiate them from more traditional norteño acts like Los Tigres del Norte and Conjunto Primavera.
July 2: Trace Adkins – Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars. The Louisiana native recently released his 12th studio album, “Something’s Going On,” on BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records. A three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, Adkins has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, including the 2009 Single of the Year Award for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Vocal Event of the Year with Blake Shelton for “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. The Grand Ole Opry member is also an author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and The American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”
July 4: Brad Upton – Brad Upton has been well-known in the comedy business for 30 years. It wasn’t until this past year when his Dry Bar Comedy videos went viral (gaining more than 100 million views), that at a much bigger worldwide audience discovered this veteran funny man. He was a favorite opening act for the legendary Joan Rivers and has spent the past 14 years opening for the also legendary Johnny Mathis. Writing about everyday life, a long-term marriage and anything else that pops into his head, Brad packs more laughs per minute into his set than nearly anyone in the business.