2016 San Diego County Fair Concert Lineup

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San Diego’s own Switchfoot, Beach Boys’ frontman Brian Wilson, and Kenny Rogers are among the acts confirmed for the 2016 San Diego County Fair, June 3 through July 4, 2016.

The 2016 San Diego County Fair features two main concert series: The Toyota Summer Concert Series and the The Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series. The Toyota concert series features internationally known artists on the Heineken Grandstand Stage. The Paddock concert series features nationally known artists and tribute bands performing in one of the Fair’s most intimate settings.

Concerts begin at 7:30PM unless otherwise stated. Most performances are included with Fair admission (unless otherwise stated), please check website for participating free performances. Below is an overview of the fair’s concert series.

Toyota Summer Concert Series

  • Switchfoot – FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $16-$37.
  • Lady Antebellum – SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 7:30PM. Paid Show. Unreserved seats: $21-$36. Reserved seats: $60-$99.
  • Rachel Platten – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $16-$37.
  • Michael McDonald – FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $16-$45; Dinner package: $118.
  • Espinoza Paz – SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats and floor standing room: $15-$37.
  • X Ambassadors – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $16-$37.
  • 3 Doors Down – THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $20-$45.
  • Roberto Tapia – SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats and floor standing room: $15-$37.
  • Kenny Rogers – The Gambler’s Last Deal featuring Linda Davis Final World Tour – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $16-$37; Dinner package: $110.
  • Spirit West Coast featuring Newsboys, Hawk Nelson, Blanca with We Are Messengers, I Am They, Citizen Way – THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 5:00PM. Paid Show. Reserved seats: $10-$150.
  • The Jacksons – FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $16-$37; Dinner package: $110, all ages.
  • 12th Annual Gospel Festival featuring Shirley Caesar – SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $16-$37.
  • Los Tigres Del Norte – SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats and floor standing room: $15-$37.
  • Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds Celebrating the 50th Anniversary With special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin – THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 7:30PM.
  • Calibre 50 – SUNDAY, JULY 3, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats and floor standing room: $15-$37.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco Summering with Sebastian Tour with fireworks – SATURDAY, JULY 4, 7:30PM. Unreserved seats: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $16-$37.

The Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series

  • Los Lonely Boys – THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 8:00PM. Unreserved standing area: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $22.00-$37.00. Cocktails & Concert: $75.00.
  • MarchFourth! – SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 8:00PM. Unreserved standing area: Included with Fair admission. No reserved seating.
  • John Mayall – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 8:00PM. Unreserved standing area: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $22.00-$37.00. Cocktails & Concert: $75.00.
  • Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals – THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 8:00PM. Unreserved standing area: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $22.00-$37.00. Cocktails & Concert: $75.00.
  • Ozomatli – TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 8:00PM. Unreserved standing area: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $22.00-$37.00 Cocktails & Concert: $75.00.
  • The Bacon Brothers – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 8:00PM. Unreserved standing area: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $22.00-$37.00. Cocktails & Concert: $75.00.
  • Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute – SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 8:00PM. Unreserved standing area: Included with Fair admission. No reserved seating.
  • Jonny Lang – TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 8:00PM. Unreserved standing area: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $22.00-$37.00. Cocktails & Concert: $75.00.
  • The Music of ABBA with Arrival from Sweden – THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 8:00PM. Unreserved standing area: Included with Fair admission. Reserved seats: $22.00-$37.00; Cocktails & Concert: $75.00.
  • Steam Powered Giraffe – SUNDAY, JULY 3, 8:00PM. Unreserved standing area: Included with Fair admission. No reserved seating.
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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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