The Solid Gold Concert Series takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays on the San Diego Showcase Stage. The concerts — starring ’50s, ’60s and ’70s headliners — are free with fair admission.
Today: Vikki Carr has entertained audiences for more than 50 years. Her hits include “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “It Must Be Him.”
June 18: Tony Orlando has sold millions of records, including five hits: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).”
June 25: The Las Vegas Rat Pack will feature the greatest hits from legendary entertainers Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. This production will include the Sinatra hits “Come Fly With Me,” “Lady is a Tramp,” “My Way,” and “New York, New York.” Martin songs such as “Volare,” “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime,” and Davis songs “That Old Black Magic,” “Mr. Bojangles” and “Candy Man” also will be included.
July 2: Judy Collins and the Passenger String Quartet, an award-winning singer-songwriter. Her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her 1967 album, “Wildflowers,” has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s version of “Send in the Clowns” won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards.
Coors Light Rock On Series, a late-night lineup in the Fun Zone features popular singers and bands and tribute bands. Admission to these shows is free with fair admission, and is restricted to ages 21 and over. The shows begin at 9 p.m. There is no reserved seating. Artists are subject to change.
June 11: Belly Up Music Festival, bringing a lineup of bands, starting mid-afternoon and continuing into the evening.
June 12: Damage Inc., a tribute to heavy-metal group Metallica.
June 13: Rich’s After Dark, featuring DJ Will Z with a mix of Top 40, Hip Hop, EDM and House; music bringing a taste of Hillcrest Nightlife to the Fair.
June 14: Wicked Garden, a tribute to Stone Temple Pilots.
June 17: Matchbox Twenty Too, a tribute to Matchbox Twenty.
June 18: Belly Up Music Festival, bringing a lineup of bands, starting midafternoon and continuing into the evening.
June 19: Fears For Tears, a tribute to Tears For Fears.
June 20: Billy Idolized, a tribute to Billy Idol.
June 21: World Tour – Legends of Rock, a tribute to the best rock anthems of all time.
June 23: Vintage Halen, a tribute to the music of early David Lee Roth-era Van Halen.
June 24: The Hank Williams Sr. Show, a tribute to country legend Hank Williams Sr.
June 25: Belly Up Music Festival, bringing a lineup of bands, starting mid-afternoon and continuing into the evening.
June 26: Electronic Friday, featuring High Frequencies and Royal Zeven, an all-out DJ production.
June 27: DSB: An American Journey, a tribute to Journey.
June 28: Trϋe 2 Crϋe, a tribute to Mötley Crüe.
June 30: Metalachi, an over-the-top mash-up of mariachi and heavy metal music.
July 1: Cash’d Out, a tribute to Johnny Cash.
July 2: Belly Up Music Festival, bringing a lineup of great bands, starting mid-afternoon and continuing into the evening.
July 3: Hurrikane, a tribute to The Scorpions.
July 4: Pete Johnson Blues Band, San Diego-based blues band playing covers and original music that includes blues, old-school and R&B.
July 5: Eliminator, a tribute to ZZ Top.
Paddock Concert Series:The Paddock concerts begin at 9 p.m., on the Ford Dealers Paddock Stage. Unless noted, Paddock concerts are free with fair admission, most offer reserved seats and “Cocktails & Concert” packages.
Today Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
Sunday, June 14: The Robert Cray Band, paid show, ticket required for limited standing room and reserved seats and “Cocktails & Concert” package available.
Wednesday, June 17: Iron Butterfly
Thursday, June 18: Home Free
Tuesday, June 23: Andy Grammer
Wednesday, June 24: Three Dog Night
Thursday, June 25: Who’s Bad, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Tuesday, June 30: Marshall Tucker Band
Wednesday, July 1: Tanya Tucker
Thursday, July 2: Average White Band
Grandstand Line-up::Grandstand Shows start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Today:The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute. Unreserved seats, included with fair admission; reserved seats: $16-$36. Buy tickets on Ticketmaster.
Friday, June 12: Terry Fator, free with Fair admission; dinner package.
Saturday, June 13: Colbie Caillet, free with Fair admission; dinner package.
Sunday, June 14: Los Tigres Del Norte, free with Fair admission; paid floor.
Thursday, June 18: Gregg Allman, free with Fair admission; dinner package.
Friday, June 19: Switchfoot, free with Fair admission. *Starts at 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, June 20: Clare Bowen & Charles Esten, free with Fair admission.
Sunday, June 21: Grupo Intocable, free with Fair admission; paid floor.
Tuesday, June 23: Fifth Harmony, free with Fair admission.
Wednesday, June 24: Little Big Town with Ashley Monroe, paid show.
Thursday, June 25:Spirit West Coast featuring: Third Day, Rend Collective, Brandon Heath & The Afters, paid show. *Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, June 26: Charlie Wilson, paid show.
Saturday, June 27: The 11th Annual Gospel Festival featuring: Donald Lawrence & Co. with Tamela Mann, free with Fair admission. *Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 28: Espinoza Paz, free with Fair admission; paid floor.
Tuesday, June 30: Austin Mahone, paid show.
Thursday, July 1: Voz de Mando
Friday, July 2: DigiFest, free with Fair admission.
Saturday, July 3: Kansas, free with Fair admission; dinner package.
Saturday, July 4: Dana Carvey, plus The Navy Band South West featuring the largest Fireworks display in Southern California, free with Fair admission.
Sunday, July 5: Calibre 50 and Banda Carnaval, this show with take place in the Del Mar Arena, free with Fair admission.
Here is the complete schedule of entertainment and exhibits Thursday, June 11, at the fair.
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