DEL MAR, Ca. — San Diego County Fair will run June 2 – July 4 at Del Mar Fairgrounds. The theme this year is How the West is Fun, featuring historical and educational exhibits. Country, jazz, disco and groove will be represented in the concert series, offering 26 nights of entertainment. Some performances will be free with Fair admission. Reserved seats and dinner packages are also available.
Here’s the lineup for the Paddock Concert Series so far. These shows are free with admission and begin at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7 Yardbirds
Thursday, June 8 Aaron Tippin
Wednesday, June 14 Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite
Thursday, June 15 Sister Hazel
Wednesday, June 21 John Michael Montgomery
Thursday, June 22 Who’s Bad
Tuesday, June 27 Red Steagall and the Boys in the Bunkhouse
Thursday, June 29 Williams and Ree
Tuesday, July 4 Ivan and the Parazol
Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage
Grandstand shows are free with Fair admission on the third and fifth levels, and start at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. More information, including ticket prices can be found at Ticketmaster and sdfair.com. All free shows have a limited number of paid reserved seats.
The following are performers scheduled to date:
Sunday, June 4 La Arrolladora Banda El Limón (Paid Floor)
Wednesday, June 7 Patti LaBelle (Dinner package available)
Saturday, June 10 Toby Keith (Paid)
Sunday, June 11 Banda MS (Paid Floor)
Friday, June 16 Darius Rucker (Paid, Dinner package available)
Saturday, June 17 Spirit West Coast (Paid) (4 p.m. start)
Sunday, June 18 Grupo Intocable (Paid Floor)
Wednesday, June 21 Switchfoot
Thursday, June 22 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons (Dinner package available)
Saturday, June 24 Gospel Festival: Tasha Cobbs & Hezekiah Walker (7 p.m. start)
Sunday, June 25 Calibre 50 (Paid Floor)
Friday, June 30 Dan + Shay
Saturday, July 1 Jeff Foxworthy (Paid, Dinner package available)
Sunday, July 2 Paquita la del Barrio (Paid Floor)
Tuesday, July 4 Anjelah Johnson
San Diego County Fair also will include beer, wine and cocktail festivals, a garden show and art and craft exhibits. It opens at 4 p.m. June 2 and runs through July 4. It is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays. Del Mar Fairgrounds are at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. For more information, sdfair.com or 858-755-1161 .
San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in the county, drawing more than 1.6 million visitors annually.