DEL MAR–The 2013 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on will feature spectacular music of all types on the Fairgrounds’ nine stages.
The Solid Gold Concert Series takes place every Thursday at 1 p.m. on the San Diego Showcase Stage. The concerts, starring ’60s and ’70s headliners are free with Fair admission.
June 13: Little Anthony and the Imperials
Little Anthony and the Imperials launched their career in 1958 with the hit, “Tears on My Pillow.” They followed that up with “Shimmy, Shimmy Ko Ko Bop.” Their long recording career, which stretched into the 1980s was highlighted by their induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 2009.
June 20: Chubby Checker
The legendary Chubby Checker exploded onto the 1960s music scene with his iconic smash, “The Twist.” The song revolutionized popular culture by giving couples the freedom to break apart on the dance floor. An appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand launched Checker’s version of “The Twist” to the No. 1 Billboard spot in August, 1961, remaining there for 18 weeks. In November of that year, it re-entered the charts for a record-breaking 21 weeks. “The Twist” became the first and only single to ever appear in the No. 1 spot in two different years.
June 27: The Osmond Brothers
Five decades ago, four young boys made a guest appearance on the Andy Williams Show for a shot at “the big time.” The response to the Osmond Brothers from that one appearance led them to become regulars on that show. They soon signed with MGM Records and within months of their first release skyrocketed to worldwide recognition. In 1971, combined sales from the Osmond Brothers’ and Donny Osmond releases scored nine gold records!
July 4: Debby Boone
Debby Boone’s 1977 hit, “You Light Up My Life” became the biggest hit of the 1970s, spending ten consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 — longer than any other song in Hot 100 history to that point. The song earned Boone a Grammy® Award for Best New Artist and an American Music Award for Favorite Pop Single of 1977. She also received Grammy nominations for Best Pop Vocal Performance – Female, and Record of the Year. Boone has also recorded in the country genre and earned two “Dove” awards for Contemporary Christian hits.
The Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series highlights nationally known artists performing in one of the Fair’s most intimate settings. These concerts begin at 9:00PM on the San Diego County Ford Dealers Paddock Stage on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The concerts are free with Fair admission.
June 11: Dave Davies of the Kinks
Dave Davies is best known for his role as founder, lead guitarist and vocalist for The Kinks. The group’s biggest 1960s hits included “Tired Of Waiting For You,” and “You Really Got Me Now.” In 1970, The Kinks jumped back into the Top 10 with “Lola.”
June 12: David Cassidy
As the character of “Keith Partridge” in the 1970s musical sitcom “The Partridge Family,” Cassidy was one of the pop culture idols that era, enjoying a successful acting and recording career. The Partridge Family’s many smash hits included “I Think I Love You,” “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted,” and “I’ll Meet You Halfway.”
June 13: John Waite
John Waite was lead vocalist for The Babys for their 1977 hit “Isn’t It Time” and also the lead singer in Bad English for the No. 1 hit, “When I See You Smile.” As a solo artist, he scored several international hits, including 1984s No. 1 “Missing You.”
June 18: Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
The band, with Terri Nunn on lead vocals, gained mainstream and commercial success in the early 1980s with singles including “The Metro,” “Sex(I’m A…),” and then in the mid-80s with the chart-topping single “Take My Breath Away” featured in the 1986 film Top Gun.
June 19: Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Shootout
A tribute to the British Invasion, featuring renowned tribute bands, Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash.
June 20: Red
This Christian rock band incorporates sounds such as alternative rock, hard rock, heavy metal and post-grunge. Red’s first two albums “End of Silence” (2006) and “Innocence & Instinct” (2009) earned the group Grammy® Award nominations for Best Rock Gospel Album.
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 Michael Jackson’s extraordinary music career.
June 26: Little Texas
In 1991, Little Texas released its debut album “First Time For Everything.” The album’s first single, “Some Guys Have All the Love,” hit No. 8 on the Billboard Country charts. Little Texas continued to produce hit singles throughout the mid-1990s, including the No. 1 single “My Love” and six more Top Ten hits.
June 27: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles
This is an exciting showcase of The Eagles mega-hits such as “Take it Easy”, “Heartache Tonight”, and “Hotel California” as well as newer releases “Get Over It” and “Love will Keep Us Alive”. The group also performs select titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.
July 2: Paramount’s Laser Spectacular, featuring the music of Pink Floyd
It’s all the excitement of a live concert, with a giant video screen presentation, special effect lighting, and state-of-the-art laser technology, all choreographed to the dramatic music of Pink Floyd.
July 3: Great White
With internationally-acclaimed songs such as “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” “Mista Bone,” and “Hard To Say Goodbye,” these legendary Los Angeles hard rockers have entertained fans everywhere over their illustrious three decade career with their raw and blues-hued, no-nonsense approach to music.
July 4: The Motels
An ’80s New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer,” each of which peaked at No.9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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 8:30PM There is no reserved seating. Artists are subject to change.
June 8: Metalachi (Heavy Metal Mariachi Band)
June 9: Echophonic (Classic Rock & Blues)
June 11: Joker’s Wild (Cover Band)
June 12: Melanie Joe (Country)
June 13: Belly Up Music Festival : featuring The Petty Breakers
June 14: Wild Child (Doors Tribute Band)
June 15: Wathenclan (Heavy Rock Band)
June 16: Rockchild (Rock Band)
June 18: BetaMaxx (Cover Band)
June 19: Cash’d Out (Johnny Cash Tribute Band)
June 20: Belly Up Music Festival : featuring Thunder Road
June 21: Green Today (Green Day Tribute Band)
June 22: Damage, Inc.(Heavy Metal/Metallica Tribute Band)
June 23: Tiffany Jane and the Kicks (Blues; 2009 Musicpalooza winner)
June 25: Velvet Café (Cover Band)
June 26: Ry Bradley (Country Band)
June 27: Belly Up Music Festival : featuring Dead Man’s Party
June 28: Lyvyn Skynyrd (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band)
June 29: Circle 7(Heavy Rock Band)
June 30: Madam Ur y Sus Hombres (Original Band; Spanish & English)
July 1: Trouble In The Wind (Irish/Rock Music; Local Band Monday)
July 2: DJ Willz (DJ/Hip Hop Music)
July 3: Joshua Paige (Country Band)
July 4: Big Papa & the TCB
Please check the Fair’s Website for changes to the concert lineup. www.sdfair.com/entertainment.
The San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on, is the largest annual event in San Diego County, the largest county Fair in California, and the 4th largest Fair in North America. In 2012, the Fair drew more than 1.5 million visitors, breaking an attendance record for the fourth consecutive year.
“Game On!” is the theme for the 2013 San Diego County Fair. The summer of 2013 promises to be filled with fun and games galore for 24 days. The “Game On!” theme invites everyone young and old to have the time of their lives. The Fair will spotlight classic and nostalgic games we grew up with and show how games have evolved over the years. From board games and pinball, to television, videos and computers, technology has enhanced the gaming culture beyond our wildest dreams.
The 2013 San Diego County Fair will run for 24 days opening Saturday, June 8, to Thursday, July 4. The Fair will be closed Mondays except July 1. Gates open daily at 11 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and Monday, July 1; and 10 a.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursday, July 4. Admission is $14 for adults; $8 for ages 6-12 and 62 and older; free for ages 5 and younger.
Go to the Fair for $1 a day! Get the Best Pass Ever season pass, $24 for admission all 24 days, at Albertsons/Sav-On and www.sdfair.com.
The Fair Tripper ticket includes round-trip transportation using the North County Transit District’s Coaster, Sprinter, and Breeze and Fair admission for only $15. Late night trains north and south every day of the Fair. Details at: www.sdfair.com/transportation.
Take the Shopper Shuttle, free with Fair admission. Shop and dine in Del Mar & Solana Beach every day of the Fair. Details at: www.sdfair.com/shoppershuttle.
For more information about the Fair go to the website: www.sdfair.com. Facebook fans will find the Fair at: www.facebook.com/sdfair. Twitter fans can get updates and special offers at twitter.com/sdfair.
The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County, the largest county fair in California, and the 4th largest fair in North America. In 2012, the Fair drew more than 1.5 million visitors, breaking an attendance record for the fourth consecutive year.