DEL MAR ó Musical memories and some great new hits are on tap in two concert series at the 2011 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on.
The San Diego County Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series is an exciting part of the Fair's entertainment lineup, with nationally known artists performing in one of the Fair's most intimate settings.
The Fair's Solid Gold Series brings in artists whose hits from the '60s and '70s produce those great musical memories of school-day radio hits, or the first record that began a personal music collection.
Paddock concerts are Tuesdays through Thursdays at 9 p.m., with bonus concerts on occasional Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Solid Gold concerts are every Thursday at 2 p.m. On June 16 and 30, the same artist will perform in both series. All concerts are free with Fair admission, and there is no reserved seating.
Tuesday, June 14, 9 p.m.: A Flock of Seagulls
Wednesday, June 15, 9 p.m., Elliott Yamin, "American Idol" finalist
Thursday, June 16, 2 and 9 p.m.: Paul Revere and the Raiders
Friday, June 17, 9 p.m.: Tony Lucca
Tuesday, June 21, 9 p.m.: Young The Giant
Wednesday, June 22: Sister Sledge
Thursday, June 23, 2 p.m.: The Diamonds
Thursday, June 23, 9 p.m., Foghat
Friday, June 24, 9 p.m., Pullman Standard
Saturday, June 25, 9 p.m.: Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Tuesday, June 28, 9 p.m.: The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson
Wednesday, June 29. 9 p.m.: Uriah Heep
Thursday, June 30, 2 and 9 p.m.: The Music of ABBA, featuring Sweden-based tribute group Arrival
Friday, July 1, 9 p.m.: The Mike Reilly Band
Saturday, July 2, 9 p.m.: The Lost Boys
For information about these shows, please see www.sdfair.com/
The 2011 San Diego County Fairís wheels are in motion to "Race to the Fair" for 22 days starting Friday, June 10, through Monday, July 4. (The Fair will be closed the first three Mondays, June 13, 20 and 27.)
The theme for this year's Fair is everything about cars, Cars, CARS! Southern California is a mecca for car clubs and car enthusiasts from around the world. There's no better place to celebrate automotive history and car culture than at the San Diego County Fair! Featured throughout the Fair are exotic cars, luxury cars, "star" cars, muscle cars, low riders, Southern California car culture and lots more! And, true to the mission of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, the 2011 San Diego County Fair will highlight agriculture, farmers, 4H, FFA and Grange.
Of course, the Fair will have more than 100 food vendors, great commercial exhibitors, thrill rides and attractions, the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower and Garden Show, a fun and educational Theme Exhibit, and a
fantastic lineup of headliner entertainment with the Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage, the Paddock Concert Series, The Solid Gold Series, the Chevrolet Del Mar Arena, and so much more!
Gates open daily at 11 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m., Saturdays, Sundays and Monday, July 4. Admission is $13 for adults; $7 for ages 6-12 and 62 and older; and free for ages 5 and younger.
The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the sixth largest fair in the United States. The 2010 Fair hosted more than 1.3 million guests and hit an all-time attendance record.
For more information about the Fair, go to the Fair 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 and those on the go can use the Fairgrounds' mobile phone website at m.sdfair.com. (The mobile phone link only works when accessed on a mobile phone.)
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 five events each year: The San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show, Professional Bull Riding (PBR), The Scream Zone and Holiday of Lights. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.