5 Concerts to See at the California Mid-State Fair!

The California Mid-State Fair is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the summer here on the Central Coast. With world-class entertainment, livestock and horse shows, food, drinks, and exhibits – the two week long fair really has everything you’d need for every member of the family to have a great time! And since there’s a truly diverse collection of musical acts this summer, the fair, you can pick your favorite genre: from country to EDM. Learn more about the big names that you should see at the Fair right here!

Lionel Richie

You know all of his hits, so now it’s time to sing along. Lionel Richie’s impressive and well-known career spans several decades and countless beloved songs. His natural charisma and humor really play out at his live shows, and he loves to get the crowd up and dancing to hits like “Brick House” or slows everyone down to really enjoy ballads like “Hello”. Richie plays at the Chumash Arena at the Mid State Fair on July 19th, and you can buy tickets here.

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Zac Brown Band

One of the most popular acts of modern country, veering frequently into sub-genres like blues, rock, and even EDM, Zac Brown Band always promises a unique show that will be anything but “normal”. Their 8-person band has been around for over a decade, and have produced sixteen songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. They’ll be playing on July 20th at 7:30, buy your tickets now!

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John Mayer

If you weren’t living under a rock in the music world between 2000-2010, you’ll definitely be able to sing along to John Mayer’s super popular songs, like “Gravity” or “Waiting on the World to Change”. In addition to his beloved lyrics, Mayer is an excellent guitarist and recently has been putting on shows that really focus on the music and the experience for the crowd. Although he has recently put out an album called “The Search for Everything,” Mayer’s shows mix classic mainstays along with new favorites, all tinged with his recognizable guitar riffs and pop-rock, emotive lyrics. Buy tickets here for his July 24th show in Paso Robles!

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Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks, who’s been a force to be reckoned with in country music for decades, really changed the game when he brought rock elements to country, making it much more commercially successful and relevant. Thousands of Americans love his songs, and the Central Coast community is more excited than ever that he will be gracing the Mid-State Fair stage to play for all of us. There aren’t many tickets left for this popular show on July 27th, so make sure to buy tickets now if you can!

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

He might be 83 years old, but Frankie Valli’s voice is as powerful as ever! This talented artist has not slowed down, and will perform some of the Four Season’s biggest hits from the 60’s and 70’s, as well as Valli’s solo songs. It’s sure to be an amazing show highlighting some of the most classic and beloved songs, like “December 1943 (Oh, What a Night): & “Sherry” – many of which are currently popular due to the long-running musical based off the Four Seasons – “Jersey Boys”! Buy tickets here for the July 27th show at the California Mid-State Fair.

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In addition to these exciting shows, the Mid-State Fair also has plenty of other musical entertainment. Here’s where you can find out more about free shows or more ticketed shows than the ones we’ve mentioned here. Start planning your summer fun at the fair today!