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NEW ACTS FOR GRANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES

Released: March 25, 2016

,strong>2016 SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR
ANNOUNCES NEW ACTS FOR GRANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES:
Matt Nathanson & Phillip Phillips
and
Charlie Puth

TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW, MARCH 26

PADDOCK VIP CONCERT & COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE RETURNS

DEL MAR, CA (March 25, 2016) – Tickets for the 2016 San Diego County Fair’s Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage AND Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series are on sale now at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and through Ticketmaster. JUST ADDED TO THE CONCERT LINE-UP:
Matt Nathanson & Phillip Phillips start their summer tour at the San Diego County Fair on Friday, June 17 and Charlie Puth on Tuesday, June 28.


The 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, will host 26 nights of sensational first- class family entertainment featuring nationally-known entertainers, singers and bands on the Heineken Grandstand Stage. Many shows are free with Fair admission. Reserved seats are also available. Some shows offer a dinner package in the Grandstand’s famed Turf Club.

Tickets for paid shows, dinner packages and reserved seats will be available at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Durante Gate Box Office Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and through Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000.

The Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series will offer a limited number of reserved seats to most of the Paddock shows. The Series will highlight nationally-known artists performing in one of the Fair's most intimate settings.

PADDOCK VIP CONCERT & COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE Presented exclusively at the Red Star Café, elevated above the Paddock; your special ticket purchase gives you VIP seating for the concert and from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., an open bar with hors d’oeuvres and a decadent appetizer station. The VIP Experience also includes a specialty cocktail exclusively selected and suited for each musical concert genre.

THE TOYOTA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINE-UP:
Grandstand Shows start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. More information, including ticket prices, available at www.sdfair.com/grandstand . All free shows have a limited number of reserved seats available.

The following are performers scheduled to date:

Friday, June 3: Switchfoot, free with Fair admission.

Sunday, June 5: Lady Antebellum, paid show.

Wednesday, June 8: Rachel Platton, free with Fair admission.

Friday, June 10: Michael McDonald, free with Fair admission; dinner package available.

Sunday, June 12: Espinoza Paz, free with Fair admission; paid floor.

Wednesday, June 15: X Ambassadors, free with Fair admission.

Thursday, June 16: 3 Doors Down, free with Fair admission.

Friday, June 17: Matt Nathanson & Phillip Phillips, paid show, dinner package available.
Concert starts at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 19: Roberto Tapia, free with Fair admission.

Wednesday, June 22: Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal, featuring Linda Davis, free with Fair admission; dinner package available.

Thursday, June 23: Spirit West Coast featuring Newsboys, Hawk Nelson, Blanca, paid show. Doors open at 4 p.m. – concert starts at 5 p.m. On the Plaza Stage (free with Fair admission): We Are Messengers, I Am They and Citizen Way.

Friday, June 24: The Jacksons, free with Fair admission; dinner package available.

Saturday, June 25: 12th Annual Gospel Festival featuring Shirley Caesar, free with Fair admission. Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 26: Los Tigres Del Norte, free with Fair admission; paid floor.

Tuesday, June 28: Charlie Puth, paid show, dinner package available.


Thursday, June 30: Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds Celebrating the 50th Anniversary, with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin., free with Fair admission, dinner package available.

Sunday, July 3: Calibre 50, free with Fair admission; reserved seats and paid floor available.

Monday, July 4: Sebastian Maniscalco Summering with Sebastian Tour, PLUS the largest Fireworks display in Southern California, free with Fair admission; reserved seats available.

All concerts subject to change and Board approval.

THE FORD DEALERS PADDOCK CONCERT SERIES:

The Paddock concerts begin at 8:00 p.m., on the Ford Dealers Paddock Stage. Unless noted, Paddock concerts are free with Fair admission, most offer paid and “Cocktails & Concert” packages.

The following are performers scheduled to date:

Sunday, June 5: Fuerza de Tijuana, free with Fair admission.

Wednesday, June 8: CeCe Peniston with Desi Valentine, free with Fair admission.

Thursday, June 9: Los Lonely Boys, free with Fair admission; limited reserved seats and “Cocktails & Concert” package available.

Sunday, June 12: MarchFourth!, free with Fair admission.

Wednesday, June 15: John Mayall, free with Fair admission; limited reserved seats and “Cocktails & Concert” package available.

Thursday, June 16: Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, free with Fair admission; limited reserved seats and “Cocktails & Concert” package available.

Tuesday, June 21: Ozomatli, free with Fair admission; limited reserved seats and “Cocktails & Concert” package available.

Wednesday, June 22: The Bacon Brothers, free with Fair admission; limited reserved seats and “Cocktails & Concert” package available.

Thursday, June 23: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, free with Fair admission; limited reserved seats and “Cocktails & Concert” package available.

Saturday, June 25: Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, free with Fair admission.

Tuesday, June 28: Johnny Lang, free with Fair admission; limited reserved seats and “Cocktails & Concert” package available.

Thursday, June 30: The Music of ABBA with Arrival from Sweden, free with Fair admission; limited reserved seats and “Cocktails & Concert” package available.

Sunday, July 3: Steam Powered Giraffe, free with Fair admission.

About the San Diego County Fair

Start your summer with Adventure and Imagination!
“Mad About the Fair” is the theme for the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons which will open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and run through Monday, July 4th. The Fair will be closed Mondays (except July 4th) and the first two Tuesdays.

Make every day of the Fair a “Frabjous Day” with the Best Pass Ever! ONLY $26 gets you into the Fair for $1 a day! Valid every day the 2016 Fair is open, June 3 – July 4. Come to the Fair whenever you want and stay for as long as you like every day, “Callooh! Callay!” (Tickets for general admission are $16 per day). The Best Pass Ever is non-transferable and valid only for admission; not valid for rides, food, games, parking, or any concerts that require a separate ticket. More info at sdfair.com/bestpassever.

Let the COASTER be your designated driver to the Fair! The $17 Fair Tripper ticket includes Fair admission and round-trip transportation using the North County Transit District’s COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE. A valid NCTD, Amtrak or Compass Pass is required to ride the free shuttle to the Fairgrounds from the Solana Beach Train Station.

The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the 10 largest Fairs in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually. Visit sdfair.com

For more information, please contact:
Linda Zweig
858-792-4262
lzweig@sdfair.com
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