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It's shaping up to be one sweet entertainment lineup at the San Diego County Fair

Released: February 13, 2018

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DEL MAR, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2018) – Check out the sweet entertainment lineup you’ll find at the San Diego County Fair this summer, featuring the theme “How Sweet It Is.” Tickets for the Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Corona Grandstand Stage will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and through Ticketmaster. Or grab the best seats in the house with pre-sale tickets available from 10 a.m. Feb. 15-11:59 p.m. Feb. 16 by using the password CANDY.

The 2018 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, will feature 26 nights of entertainment treats on the Corona Grandstand Stage. Here’s a sneak peek of the paid grandstand entertainment shows, below. Music is always a star feature of the Fair, and the grandstand will feature a variety of performers in both paid and free concerts (with Fair entry). The full grandstand lineup will be released in mid-March, so stay tuned!

Country music duo Sugarland kicks off the grandstand paid entertainment shows on June 2. Tickets for paid shows, dinner packages and reserved seats will be available online at sdfair.com, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ O’Brien Gate Box Office from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and through Ticketmaster, or by calling (800) 745-3000.

* The following Corona Grandstand Stage 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.

Saturday, June 2: Sugarland, ticket prices are $72-$115; dinner package available, show time is at 7 p.m.; pre-sale is over
Friday, June 8: Jim Gaffigan, ticket prices are $27-$84; dinner package available
Friday, June 15: Little Big Town, ticket prices are $27-$88
Saturday, June 16: Larry the Cable Guy, ticket prices are $22-$73; dinner package available
Friday, June 29: Spirit West Coast, ticket prices are $22-$152 (please note these tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 19, with pre-sale from Feb. 15-18)
Saturday, June 30: Gabriel Iglesias, ticket prices are $27-$85

Sugarland: Part of the country duo’s nationwide 2018 “Still the Same” tour, Sugarland will treat listeners to a long-awaited reunion of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. “Still the Same,” the first Sugarland single in seven years, was released in late 2017 and performed in New York City’s Times Square during a special New Year’s Eve performance. Since Sugarland’s inception in 2002, the band has earned seven No. 1 singles and amassed over 260 million on-demand streams. Their critical and mainstream appeal has been magnified with industry accolades – five consecutive CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year (2007-2011), five ACM Awards (including Song of the Year and Single of the Year) and Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Country Song for “Stay” in 2008. That same year, Sugarland performed at the San Diego County Fair.

Jim Gaffigan: He’s 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.

Little Big Town: Hot on the heels of their wildly successful album “Tornado,” Little Big Town’s prescription for continued success and creative drive is in their sixth album, “Pain Killer.” The two years since “Tornado’s” release have proven to be the most formative and motivational for the family of country artists, together since 1998. In the short time since “Tornado,” the artists earned two No. 1 hits with “Tornado” and “Pontoon,” a Grammy Award, two ACM Awards, three CMA Awards and an Emmy.

Larry the Cable Guy: He’s a multi-platinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. Larry the Cable Guy has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theaters and arenas across the United States. He has created the “Git-R-Done” Foundation, which was named after his signature catchphrase, and he has donated more than $7 million to various charities.

Spirit West Coast: This Christian music festival will feature MercyMe, Kari Jobe, Phil Wickham, Blanca and The Young Escape. The Spirit West Coast festivals are single-day, multi-artist Christian music festivals that are presented in three California cities: Ontario (Inland Empire), Concord (Bay Area) and Del Mar (San Diego). 2018 is the 22nd anniversary year for the ministry.

Gabriel Iglesias: Born in Chula Vista, Calif., Gabriel Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out crowds around the world. He has also had the distinct honor of being one of the few comedians to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden and the Microsoft Theater. Celebrating 20 years in standup, he is currently on his new tour “FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy.” His performances are a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life.


About the 2018 San Diego County Fair
Get ready for treats that will tempt all of your senses! “How Sweet It Is” is the theme for the 2018 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons. Visitors will discover, with kid-in-a-candy-store wonder, just how sweet the fair truly is. This magical candy land opens at 4 p.m. June 1 and runs through July 4 (the fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in June). You’ll leave the ordinary world behind the minute you step into this magical sweet spot overflowing with opportunities to truly savor summer with the excitement of a wide-eyed kid. Whether it’s sampling chocolate bubbling from a fountain, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County, and one of the top five fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing approximately 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information, visit sdfair.com.

For more information, please contact:
Annie Pierce
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