Country star Trace Adkins to perform at Mid-State Fair

slinn@thetribunenews.comMay 30, 2013 

Country star Trace Adkins is returning to the California Mid-State Fair this summer, organizers announced.

He and his co-headliner, country-rock singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert, join an entertainment lineup that includes fellow country acts Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts.

Also set to perform in Paso Robles are bluesy singer-songwriter John Mayer, hard-rock band Huey Lewis and the News, and alternative rock bands Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls.

Best known for the hit songs “Honky Tonky Badonkadonk,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This,” Adkins has also found fame as an actor, awards show host and television personality, appearing as a contestant on the NBC reality competitions “Celebrity Apprentice” and “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

He’s currently touring in support of his 11th studio album, “Love Will …,” which features collaborations with Colbie Caillat, Exile and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Adkins, who performed at the Pozo Saloon in late April, opened for Toby Keith at the California Mid-State Fair in July 2010.

On July 18, Adkins and Gilbert will play the Chumash Main Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles. Tickets are $30 to $80 and go on sale June 7.

The California Mid-State Fair runs July 17 through 28 in Paso Robles. For more information, call 800-909-FAIR (3247) or visit

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