2016 End of Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced!

Updated on July 12, 2016 

The LA County Fair is only months away and it’s time we announced some of our End of Summer Concert Series grandstand artists. We are pleased to include these talented acts at this year’s Fair including …

Old School Funk & Soul Festival feat. The Brothers Johnson (Sept. 2) 

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Camila (Sept. 4)
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The Isley Brothers & The O’Jays (Sept. 5)
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WAR with Tierra & Malo (Sept. 8)
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Blondie with special guest The Smithereens (Sept. 9) 

Blondie End of Summer Concert Series

DNCE with special guest LunchMoney Lews (Sept. 15) 

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Lee Brice with special guest Jon Pardi (Sept. 17)
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Los Temerarios (Sept. 18) 

Billy Currington with special guest LeAnn Rimes (Sept. 24)
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Chicago with special guest Grand Funk Railroad (Sept. 25)

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Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com! Please contact Ticketmaster for any questions regarding presale promo codes and other sales. 

Admission is included with each concert ticket! A select number of tickets will be available on the day of the concert at the Rose Ave. ticket booth, located inside the Fair beginning at 2 p.m. on the day of the show. First come, first sold!

We hope you’ll Dare to Rock with us at this year’s concerts. We can’t wait!

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Labor Day Weekend Recap

Happy Labor Day, everyone! Whether you are at the beach, in Vegas or at the greatest Fair in the world (yes, we are referring to the LA County Fair!), we hope you are having a blast! It’s not every day that we get a three day weekend, so let’s continue to make the best of this special holiday!

If coming to the Fair is a family tradition, then we’re sure you would agree that we couldn’t have asked for better weather or entertainment on this Labor Day Weekend.

During the last three days, we have had sea lions kiss us, eaten over 10 different burgers and have seen some of our best Fair performances.

Here are some Labor Day Weekend highlights:

  • Even after seeing Luminasia last year and three days in a row this holiday weekend, we were still in complete awe! Judge for yourself…
  • The Laker Girls came out to the Toyota tent on Saturday for signing of autographs and photos.
  • We saw how kids hung out and played with all of our loving Farm animals.
  • On Friday, we kicked off our End of Summer Concert Series with Patti LaBelle and Chaka Khan. These two lovely ladies blew it out of the park with soulful performances. We hope Chaka Khan enjoyed her break from Dancing with the Stars!

Patti LaBelle & Chaka Khan at LA County Fair. Photo Cred - Chaka Khan

  • We totally geeked out over the life-size Batmobile and the Tron motorcycle at our newest exhibit, Popnology.
  • We stopped and ate at pretty much every food stand there was. And, of course, we had to start with dessert!
  • We took your advice and stopped by The Millard Sheet Art Center where The Art Classic exhibit is featuring 10 local artists and their mind-bending artwork!
  • Charlie Wilson joined us on Saturday evening for a one-of-a-kind performance! It was great seeing hundreds of people singing and dancing to Wilson’s music.

Photo Credit: @maineemoo

  • We stopped by Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon where we saw dozens of exotic animals, like this one!
  • Our LACF guests had a taste of rock on Sunday when Alejandra Guzman hit the stage. She moved, sang and spoke like a true Rock Star…it was A W E S O M E!

Alejandra Guzman at LACF

  • We took a field trip to New Orleans at our Mardi Gras themed Flower & Garden Pavilion.
  • Right before closing on Sunday, we hit up the carnival and rode the bull, played a few games and got on a few rides. Let me tell you…the cool breeze in our faces felt great!
  • Don’t think for one second this is all we have for you! Skillet & for King & Country are performing tonight – and we could not be any more ready to rock out on a Monday evening! Hope you’re joining us.

Remember, this is just the beginning! We can’t wait to see what else comes our way this Fair season!

Were you at the LA County Fair this Labor Day Weekend?
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2015 End of Summer Concert Series Acts

Now that we’ve almost made it through July, our Fair-mode has really kicked into overdrive! In case you have not been keeping track of our countdown, there are only 45 days to go until LACF opens and we cannot wait for this year’s End of Summer Concert Series lineup. Keep reading to see who will be performing at our Grandstand in less than 2 months!

Patti LaBelle & Chaka Khan
Friday, Sept. 4

Patti LaBelle
Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class.  Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that Ms. Patti is known and revered for.

Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan is known as one of the best soul music singers/songwriters around with the rare ability to delve into any genre of music from funk, R&B, pop, rock, jazz, gospel, hip-hop and classical. She has won 10 Grammys and countless other awards.

Charlie Wilson
Saturday, Sept. 5

Nine-time Grammy nominee. Showman extraordinaire. Hit-making singer/songwriter whose second act is trumping his legendary first run. Not many contemporary artists can lay claim to such superlatives. Charlie Wilson can.

Alejandra Guzman & guest Ana Victoria
Sunday, Sept. 6

Alejandra Guzman
Her hit single “Eternamente Bella” went to No. 1 in Mexico and other Latin countries and is considered a classic by many Spanish rock fans. She also boasts a No. 1 album Indeleble with the hit single “Volverte a Amar.” Enjoy Alejandra’s music and showmanship.

Ana Victoria
Ana Victoria’s new album AV has enchanted all of her fans and new audience with a new sultry and sensual sound. Her first single called “Yo No Lloro Por Llorar” has been 3 months in the pop top 10 charts of Mexico and the record sold out as soon as it came out forcing a new set of records printed

Skillet & for King & Country
Monday, Sept. 7

Skillet
Skillet’s fans, The Panheads celebrated the group’s album Awake, certified platinum in 2012, for selling more than a million albums in the U.S. Their album Risefollowed with its spiritual and social message of hope.

for King & Country
Two-time 2015 Grammy award-winning Australian brother duo Joel and Luke Smallbone, watched their latest single, “Shoulders” break the Top 10 on Christian radio.

Kool & The Gang, The Ohio Players, Rose Royce
Friday, Sept. 11

Kool & The Gang
Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like “Celebration”, ”Cherish, Jungle Boogie”, ”Summer Madness” and ”Open Sesame”, they’re earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.

The Ohio Players
With their slinky, horn-powered grooves, impeccable musicianship, and eye-popping album covers, the Ohio Players are among the top funk bands of the mid-’70s.

Rose Royce
The legendary hits recorded during Rose Royce’s 29-year recording career are still currently playing on radio stations all over the world including “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” “Do Your Dance,” “I’m in Love,” “I Wanna Get Next to You” and “Wishing on a Star” just to name a few. The fans keep coming to see the dazzling concerts of Rose Royce and its multitude of talent and charisma.

ZZ Top and special guest Blackberry Smoke
Saturday, Sept. 12

ZZ Top
The only rock & roll group that’s out there with its original members still aboard after three decades (an anniversary celebrated on 1999′s XXX), ZZ Top plays music that is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful, and 100-percent American in derivation.

Blackberry Smoke
Blackberry Smoke’s amalgamation of hearty Southern rock, alt-country and deep soul is equally suited for roadhouses or arenas.

Justin Moore with Kellie Pickler & Colt Ford
Sunday, Sept. 13

Justin Moore
The 2014 ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore added second consecutive No. 1 debuts to his list of accolades with Off The Beaten Path featuring his current single “This Kinda Town” and has produced Justin’s fourth and fifth Gold-certified No. 1 hits, “Point at You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.”

Kellie Pickler
“I love country music,” Kellie says, “and I love the stories behind the song. I love being on my bus. Like the song ‘Little Bit Gypsy’ says, I’m a traveling circus. I love being in that little house on the highway somewhere.” And tonight, that’s the LA County Fair.

Colt Ford
Colt Ford, is an American rapper, musician, and songwriter. He has charted six times on the Hot Country Songs charts, and co-wrote “Dirt Road Anthem,” a song on his 2008 album Ride Through the Country, which Jason Aldean later covered on his album My Kinda Party.

Bell Biv DeVoe with Tony Toni Tone & Ginuwine
Thursday, Sept. 17

Bell Biv DeVoe
BBD has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and have won the hearts of millions of fans globally. They most recently were bestowed (along with Ralph, Bobby & Johnny) with the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards Lifetime Achievement honor. BBD’s extraordinary accomplishments have set them apart from their peers and have cemented them as pioneering icons in their own right.

Tony! Toni! Toné!
A soul and funk tradition, the group released their fourth album, House of Music, in the fall of 1996.

Ginuwine
Ginuwine has released a number of multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of R&B’s top artists during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Lynyrd Skynyrd & special guest The Outlaws
Friday, Sept. 18

Lynyrd Skynyrd
With a catalog of more than 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remain a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.

The Outlaws
For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. After 40 years, the Southern rock legends remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Bring on “There Goes Another Love Song,” “Green Grass & High Tides,” “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man.”

Train
Saturday, Sept. 19

The GRAMMY winning band are known for delivering memorable songs that capture the listener’s imagination. Train has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, 30 million tracks worldwide, with numerous platinum/gold citations on their mantle, including three Grammy Awards and two Billboard Music Awards.

Paquita la del Barrio with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
Sunday, Sept. 20

Paquita la del Barrio
In her songs she takes a stance against sexist male cultures, which has made her popular especially with female audiences. She is known for her common song themes of women empowerment; her signature phrase, with which she often playfully teases male spectators in her shows, is “¿Me estás oyendo, inútil?” (“Are you listening, good-for-nothing?”). Many of Paquita’s albums and songs are jukebox staples in Mexican clubs and cantinas, including her first hit “Taco Placeros” and “Rata de dos patas.”

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
Perhaps the greatest tribute to Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles – the first of female mariachi in the U.S. – is that now there actually are other all-female mariachi groups.

The Beach Boys
Thursday, Sept. 24

The Beach Boys continue to have fun, fun, fun, with no end in sight. They create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut more than 50 years and tens of millions of albums ago.

WAR with Tierra & Malo
Friday, Sept. 25

WAR
Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for more than four decades to millions across the globe.  Their hits include “The World Is A Ghetto,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,”  “The Cisco Kid,” “Low Rider,” and many more.

Tierra
Tierra, the band named “Best R&B Vocal Group” by four leading magazines including Billboard, started their career in East Los Angeles with a blend of rock, pop, jazz, R&B and salsa. The result was a Latin R&B rhythm which produced classics like “Together”, “Gonna Find Her”, “Memories” and “Zoot Suit Boogie”.

Malo
San Francisco-based Latin band that fused several genres and peaked in 1972 with the number 18 pop hit “Suavecito.”

Jake Owen & Parmalee
Saturday, Sept. 26

Jake Owen
His Barefoot Blue Jean Night – debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top County Albums chart and delivered four consecutive No. 1 singles: the double platinum title track, the platinum “Alone With You,” and the gold-certified “The One That Got Away” and “Anywhere With You” – Jake is riding high. He released his fourth album Days of Gold.

Parmalee
Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play. Tonight the grandstand will feel like Carolina.

 Who are you most excited to see?

To purchase tickets to our End of Summer Concert Series visit Ticketmaster.
***Fair admission is included with all concert ticket purchases.

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Flip Fest Monster Mayhem & Motocross Stunt Spectacular!

The Grandstand got L O U D last night with the monster truck roars, motocross vrooms, fireworks and the cheers of the crowd. Motocross dare devils did some amazing flips, twists and jumps to the “oohs” and “ahhs” of an enthusiastic crowd:

Stunt after adrenaline-pumping stunt, the fun keeps on going! 

Bikes weren’t the only vehicles flipping in the air last night… monster trucks got in on the action too. It’s called “Flip Fest” for a reason! Returning favorite Outlaw did some fearless flips and so did some of our new drivers, including the youngest monster truck stunt driver, Rosalee Ramer.

All in all, a very fun, very action-packed night.

See what else we have planned for our End of Summer Concert Series on our website!

P.S. We want to see your LACF experiences too! Share your moments with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #discoverLACF.

 

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Cheap Trick, Styx, Martina McBride and more added to concert line-up!

Our third wave of End Of Summer Concert Series acts have been announced. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, July 30th! Check out the latest additions below:

Styx (Sept. 12) 

“Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man” and “Fooling Yourself,” are just a few of the hits immortalized by Styx. Styx continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time, happily including the Los Angeles County Fair.

Cheap Trick & Kansas (Sept. 17)

Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick is one of the most covered bands of all time.  With timeless classics like “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and  The Flame,” Cheap Trick is a musical institution.

Kansas
Kansas is an American progressive rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.”

The Manhattans
The Manhattans bring stellar legacy to the stage. With a list of numerous hits including  all-time hits “Kiss and Say Goodbye” and “Shining  Star,” there is no doubt that The Manhattans are here to stay!

The Brothers Johnson featuring George Johnson
George Johnson delivers classic soul and funky R&B with hits like  “Strawberry Letter 23,” “Stomp,” “Tomorrow” and “I’ll Be Good to You.” Grab a date, dust off your bell bottoms and get ready to groove to the soulful classics that garnered Grammy Awards and gold & platinum LP’s.

Lenny Williams
Lenny sounds better than ever. With mega hits “Cause I Love You” and “So Very Hard To Go,” he is able to take the listener to the heart of love with soulful aplomb. No one does it better.

 

Martina McBride
Martina McBride has sold more than 18 million albums, which have included 20 Top 10 singles and six No. 1’s. She’s earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and three wins for Top Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music. She also just released a new cookbook titled “Around the Table.”

Dustin Lynch
He’s been called the new hat in town by Rolling Stone . His self-titled Broken Bow Records debut hit No. 1 on Billboards’ Top Country Albums chart and the lead single, “Cowboys and Angels,’ exceeded platinum followed by “She Cranks My Tractor,” which became a No. 1 video on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown and then came “Where It’s At.” We’re glad he’s here, enjoy the show.

Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte (Sept. 21) 

He’s defined norteño music, making him a superstar on both sides of the El Rio Grande. Ramon has won and has been nominated for several Grammy awards. In 2001 Ramon was awarded an American Grammy award for the album En Vivo…El Hombre Y Su Musica in addition to two Latin Grammy’s for the albums Quemame Los Ojos and El Numero Cien.

Who are you most excited to see?

View the rest of our lineup and purchase tickets on Ticketmaster. Fair admission is included with all concert ticket purchases. We can’t wait to announce the FINAL line-up on August 5th!

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More End of Summer Concert Series acts announced today

Our End of Summer Concert Series lineup keeps on growing! Whether it’s classic rock, alternative, R&B, hip-hop, pop or country you crave, we have it all. Tickets go on sale today for the following:

David Nail & Easton Corbin feat. special guest Jamie Lynn Spears (Sept. 1) 

David Nail Easton Corbin

David Nail
From his No. 1 single “Let It Rain” to “Whatever She’s Got,” and “I’m a Fire” which just sums it all up. David Nail will bring it all during his first appearance at the Los Angeles County Fair. A big welcome to the Grammy-nominated artist.

Easton Corbin
Easton Corbin is the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1 – “A Little More County Than That” and “Roll With It.” He was named 2010 Top New Country Artist by Billboard and we’re loving that he’s at the LACF.

Jamie Lynn Spears
Her official music debut comes in the form of country ballad “How Could I Want More.” Jamie Lynn has appeared on television shows Crossroads and Nickelodeon’s All That and most notably starring as the title character of Zoey 101.

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Third Day & MercyMe (Sept. 10) 

Third Day
Third Day’s latest album, Miracle, is a testament to the power of music. Faith, passion and rock ‘n roll swagger coalesce on the band’s 12th album, a simmering brew of potent rock anthems infused with life-affirming lyrics.

MercyMe
MercyMe is an American contemporary Christian band. Their first album Almost Therepropelled them into the mainstream spotlight with smash hit “I Can Only Imagine.” The album went on to sell more than 2 million records in only three years and earned the band an American Music Award nomination.

R5 (Sept. 13) 

In 2014 R5 rocketed onto the Billboard Top 200, debuting at No. 24 and hitting No. 2 on the iTunes Pop chart with debut album Louder. 

They’ve rapidly emerged as an exciting new voice in the world of pop rock.

Jason Derulo LACFJason Derulo (Sept. 24) 

With 30 million singles sold worldwide, more than 1 billion views on YouTube; five Top 5 U.S. radio singles in the Top 40 format; cumulative U.S.radio audience of more than 12.5 billion; 17 million social media fans and followers; and his latest hit “Wiggle.” Think you know Jason Derulo?

LL Cool JLL Cool J feat. DJ Z-trip with special guest Salt-N-Pepa

LL Cool J
LL Cool J fell in love with hip-hop music when he was 9 and is regarded as one of the most successful rap artists of all time. He always wears a hat and wears one of his pant legs roll up and LL Cool J stands for “Ladies Love Cool James.”  He also has a successful acting career,

DJ Z-Trip
Appearing with LL Cool J and considered one of the best live performance DJs in history by both fans and peers. Fans voted him “America”s Best DJ” in 2009, beating out more than 100 other DJ’s.

Salt-N-Pepa
They were the first all-female rap crew and amassed a string of hits including “Push It,” “Shake Your Thang,”” Shoop,” and “Whatta Man” and Grammy winner “None of Your Business.” You’ll have a great time at this concert, enjoy.

Needless to say, it’s going to be a fun concert season at LACF! View the rest of our lineup and purchase tickets on Ticketmaster. Fair admission is included with all concert ticket purchases.

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2014 End of Summer Concert Series Announced!

You’ve patiently waited and now it’s finally here! The first five artists in the LACF End of Summer Concert Series is here and we are more than excited to welcome these talented groups for the season:

2014 LACF End of Summer Concert Series

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Charlie Wilson

 

Robert Tapia Irene Davi

Roberto Tapia & Irene Davi

 

Boyz II Men Kenny Babyface Edmonds  Boyz II Men with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

 

Heart

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Earth, Wind & Fire

Tickets are available for purchase now on Ticketmaster. The purchase of concert tickets includes free admission to LACF for the day of the show! Who are you most excited to see this year?

We will be announcing more of our lineup on June 18th. It’s going to be a great season!

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Monster Truck Madness

Last night the Grandstand got loud. Monstrously loud. Big wheels, big cars and drivers with guts and skill took over the infield last night for Monster Truck Madness. Favorites like Bounty Hunter and Iron Outlaw competed with other drivers in tests of speed and skill.

Motors revved, monster trucks popped wheelies and leaped across dirt hills and car carnage. The show ended with a massive stunt: one monster truck did a back flip and landed perfectly on all fours. A M A Z I N G.

It was definitely a show to remember and our audience seemed to agree!

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Demi Lovato rocks out at the L.A. County Fair!

Our End of Summer Concert Series is known for having a diverse lineup. From country to classic rock, there’s usually something for everyone.

This year we had the pleasure of welcoming pop star Demi Lovato to the Fairgrounds for an evening performance worth remembering. Her powerhouse vocals had fans screaming (yes, literally screaming) in adoration.

She sang hits like “Heart Attack,” “Made in the USA” and “Give Your Heart A Break,” as well as popular favorites like “Don’t Forget,” and the inspirational “Skyscraper.”

The Grandstand was absolutely PACKED from the very last row to the front of the house. It was incredible to see how excited all of Demi’s loyal fans were. (We spotted quite a few look-a-likes from where we were standing!)

Her family was out in full-force to support her too! It was fun to see them being so supportive and excited for her performance.

As soon as the concert let out, guests flooded the carnival for a night of games, rides and food. Killer concert + late-night Fair fun? Couldn’t have asked for a better Saturday night at the Fair.

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End of Summer Concert Series ANNOUNCED!

It’s 30 days to Fair! That’s o n e m o n t h until Fair. Things are moving at the speed of light around here and you can almost taste the excitement in the air.

One of the things we are really looking forward to is the End of Summer Concert Series! We have the official final line-up for you today! A few of the acts we have this year are…

  • WAR (Aug 30)
  • Trace Adkins & special guest Kellie Pickler  (Aug 31)
  • The Bangles (Sept 2)
  • Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys (Sept 6)
  • Ke$ha (Sept 7)
  • The Jacksons (Sept 12)
  • Demi Lovato (Sept 14)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd (Sept 20)
  • Zendaya (Sept 21)
  • Bad Company – The 40th Anniversary Tour (Sept 29)
  • & more!

Visit lacountyfair.com for the full lineup!

Which act are you most excited to see? Tell us in the comment section below!

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