Community Concerts at the Sonoma County Fair, FREE with Admission
Reserved Seating and Dinner Tickets on Sale April 29
Everyone loves the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with holiday inspired music. So why not combine the spirit of holiday celebrations with the excitement of nightly entertainment? The Sonoma County Fair is thrilled to announce the 2017 Community Concert Series for this year’s Holidaze-themed Fair, August 3 – 13.
“We’ll be celebrating our favorite holidays at this year’s Fair and presenting a diverse range of top-notch live music to create a truly memorable experience,” says Fair CEO Becky Bartling. “There will be something for everyone and all the concerts are free with Fair admission.”
The Marshall Tucker Band
Thursday, August 3
Get ready for the best Southern Rock you’ve ever heard—classics like “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” “Take The Highway,” “Desert Skies” and many more. After 40 years, founding member and lead singer Doug Gray is still at the helm and MTB continues to rule classic rock and country radio. They’ve also never stopped touring, delivering a concert experience not-to-be-missed.
Monday, August 7
The “sassy Southerner with killer pipes” captured America’s hearts on Season 10 of American Idol and her second album was named among the Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 by Rolling Stone. The collection, all written by the young star, includes her first Top 10 hit “Road Less Traveled.” Lauren regularly appears on the Grand Ole Opry and is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country.
Tuesday, August 8
Offering a blend of blues, boogie and rock ‘n’ roll that continues to shake walls and fans everywhere. Foghat’s live performances show why the band is still around today, showcasing the incredible energy and musicianship of a seasoned band with a long musical history. From their classic “Slow Ride” to new music released every few years, Foghat’s journey is going strong.
Wednesday August 9
What do you get when you take funk, Latin, rock, reggae, jazz and R&B and mix it all together perfectly over four decades? You get one of the greatest bands in the history of music. With such favorites as “Low Rider,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends” and “Cisco Kid,” War is timeless and hugely popular—recently selling out the Greek Theatre and the LA County Fair.
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute
Thursday, August 10
Experience the best Beatles tribute ever! Precise attention to detail elevates this group above all others. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, you’ll think you are watching the real thing.
Saturday, August 12
The reigning American Idol offers new music about as fresh as it gets. Harmon recently released his debut single “There’s A Girl” and is in studio now recording his self-described “Country-soul” album. Critics raved week-after-week following each of Trent’s “vocally gifted” (LA Times) Idol performances.
Last but not least, the Community Theater Stage will come alive with cultural entertainment such as the Guerra de Grupos (War of Groups) on Friday, August 4; Graciella Beltran on Sunday, August 6; Batalla de Bandas (Battle of the Bands) on Friday, August 11; and Banda Machos on Sunday, August 13.
With just one concert to be announced, this year’s line-up will offer world class entertainment on every night of the Fair. All concerts are FREE with Fair admission and will be on the Community Theater Stage. Optional reserved seating and dinner package options are available for The Marshall Tucker Band, Lauren Alaina, Foghat, WAR, The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute and Trent Harmon concerts (Optional Concert Package* $32 – includes Fair admission & concert seat; Optional Dinner Package* $60 – includes Fair admission, dinner & concert seat. *limited availability).
All tickets go on sale Saturday, April 29 at the Box Office at 8:00 AM and Online starting at 12:00 Noon.
Every day is a holiday during “Holidaze at the Sonoma County Fair!” Get ready to celebrate from August 3 – August 13. You won’t want to miss this year’s Community Concert Series, the thrill of live horse racing, excitement of an ALL NEW giant carnival, nostalgia of “Holidays in Bloom” themed flower show, live entertainment, incredible food, fun contests, new games and more. For details, visit SonomaCountyFair.com or call (707) 545-4200. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with the fun. See you at the Fair!