The 2012 California Mid-State Fair will feature 12 nights of entertainment on its grandstand stage from Wednesday, July 18, to Sunday, July 29. To see seating maps for the concerts and rodeo, click here. To buy tickets, click here. Click through the gallery to see the events scheduled and links to specific tickets.
Eric Church is ACM’s Top New Solo Vocalist award winner known for his top singles ‘Smoke a Little Smoke,’ ‘Love Your Love the Most,’ ‘Springsteen’ and ‘Drink in My Hand.’ He’s toured with Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts. He performs Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Grandstand. Tickets are $40, $50 or $60. Buy tickets »
Zac Brown Band is a country rock band with Grammy, ACM, CMA, AMA, and CMT awards and nominations under its belt. They are known for the no. 1 hits ‘Chicken Fried,’ ‘As She’s Walking Away,’ ‘Colder Weather,’ ‘Knee Deep’ and ‘Keep Me In Mind.’ They will perform on the Main Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. Tickets are $55, $70 or $80. Buy tickets »
Alabama is a country band, County Music Hall of Famer, and recipient of the Academy of Country Music’s Pioneer Award. Over the course of 30 years, the band has 21 Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum albums, 43 no. 1 singles, including ‘Mountain Music’ and ‘Old Alabama’ with Brad Paisley. The band plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20 on the Main Grandstand. Tickets are $50, $65 or $75. Buy tickets »
Put on hiatus in 2003, the ACM and CMA award-winning band The Mavericks are back on tour. They are known for their Grammy-winning ‘Here Comes the Rain’ and ‘All You Ever Do is Bring Me Down.’ The band plays at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Grandstand on Saturday, July 21. The concert is free with paid fair admission.
The Fresh Beat Band is from Nickelodeon’s live-action preschool music series of the same name for their Nick Jr. channel. Their singles include ‘Great Day,’ ‘Here We Go,’ ‘A Friend Like You’ and ‘Just Like a Rockstar.’ They will perform Sunday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. on the Main Grandstand. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45. Buy tickets »
Big Time Rush is a band from a Nickelodeon television series of the same name. This American Music Award winner is known for its singles ‘Big Time Rush,’ ‘Big Night,’ and ‘Halfway There.’ The band plays at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 on the Main Grandstand. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45. Buy tickets »
Cody Simpson is an Australian pop singer-songwriter and winner of multiple Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards who is famous for his singles 'iYiY,' 'On My Mind,' and 'All Day.' He will be opening for Big Time Rush Monday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45. Buy tickets »
Journey is an American rock band started more than 35 years ago. Their classic hits include ‘Don’t Stop Believin’,’ ‘Any Way You Want It, ‘ ‘Faithfully,’ ‘Wheel in the Sky,’ and ‘Separate Ways.’ They will perform Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Grandstand. Tickets are $35, $45 or $65. Buy tickets »
Journey’s opening act Loverboy is known for their singles ‘Working for the Weekend,’ ‘Turn Me Loose’ and ‘Lovin’ Every Minute of It.’ Also opening is Pat Benatar, winner of four consecutive Grammys for Best Rock Vocal Performance and singer of hit singles ‘Love is a Battlefied,’ ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot,’ ‘We Belong,’ and ‘Heartbreaker.’ They will perform Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Grandstand. Tickets are $30, $40 or $60. Buy tickets »
Brad Paisley is a country singer, winner of 14 CMA awards, including three times Male Vocalist of the Year, and five consecutive Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist honors. He is known for the songs ‘He Didn’t Have to Be, ‘ ‘We Danced,’ ‘I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),’ and ‘Online.’ They play on the Main Grandstand Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40, $55 or $65. Buy tickets »
The Band Perry, known for the hit singles ‘If I Die Young’ and ‘All Your Life’, will be Braid Paisley’s opening act along with Easton Corbin, singer of the no. 1 hit songs ‘A Little More Country Than That’ and ‘I Can’t Love You Back’. They play on the Main Grandstand Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40, $55 or $65. Buy tickets »
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Paul Rodgers will be co-headlining Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m on the Main Grandstand. Joan Jett has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 hits, including ‘Bad Reputation,’ ‘I Love Rock’N’Roll,’ and ‘I Hate Myself For Loving You.’ Paul Rodgers is an English singer-songwriter, Rolling Stone ranked him no. 55 in their “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” poll. He has worked with the likes of Bryan Adams, Bruce Sprinsteen, Eric Clapton, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, and many more. His notable solo hits include no. 1 single ‘Hey, Hey’ and ‘Hammer of Love.’ Tickets are $20, $30 or $50. Buy tickets »
The famous 1970s pop band Earth, Wind and Fire is known for their combination of disco, soul, Rhythm and Blues, funk, jazz and rock over the decades. It is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and the winner of six Grammy awards and four American Music Awards. They are known for their hit singles ‘Shining Star,’ ‘September,’ and ‘Boogie Wonderland.’ The band plays at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 27 on the Main Grandstand. Tickets are $40. Buy tickets »
Country Rodeo Finals features Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Team Penning, Barrel Racing, Match Roping Ranch Rope and Brand, Double Mugging, Mixed Ribbon Roping and specialty acts. The rodeo will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 28 in the Main Grandstand Arena. Tickets are $14, $18 or $20 (day of show.) Buy tickets »
Toughest Monster Truck Tour returns to the Mid-State Fair with Bounty Hunter, King Krunch, Captain USA, El Matador, Double Trouble and Iron Outlaw. The trucks will compete in wheeles, racing and freestyle. There will also be a jet-powered ATV and more events. The show will be on Sunday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $16, $20 or $25 (day of the show.) Buy tickets »