American Idol standout Adam Lambert, Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd and soft-rock songsmith Christopher Cross are among the final main stage acts announced for this years California Mid-State Fair.
Also slated to perform at the Chumash Grandstand Arena are country acts Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, bluesy singer-songwriter John Mayer, hard-rock band Huey Lewis and the News, and alternative rock bands Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls.
Known for his powerful voice, high-energy performances and theatrical style, Lambert who performs July 19 found fame after becoming the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol in 2009. The Grammy Award nominees hit songs include Better Than I Know Myself, If I Had You and Whataya Want From Me.
Cross, best known for the Grammy-winning song Sailing, is performing July 20 as part of Sail Rock 2013. The showcase also features pop-rock stars Al Stewart (Year of the Cat), Firefall (You Are the Woman), Orleans (Still the One) and Player (Baby Come Back).
Brit Floyd, advertised as The Worlds Greatest Pink Floyd Tribute Show, strives to recreate the legendary psychedelic rock bands greatest hits, including Animals, The Wall and Wish You Were Here. It performs July 25.
Tickets for Lamberts concert at $25 to $40, while admission to Sail Rock 2013 costs $15. Both shows go on sale on Friday.
Brit Floyds concert is free with fair admission.
The California Mid-State Fair runs July 17 through 28 at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave in Paso Robles. For more information, call 800-909-FAIR (3247) or visit www.midstatefair.com.