Jett and her band, The Blackhearts, will perform July 26 alongside the Bad Company frontman at the fair’s Main Grandstand Arena in Paso Robles. The two acts, who appear as joint headliners, join an entertainment lineup that includes Big Time Rush, Brad Paisley, Journey and the Zac Brown Band.
Best known for hard-rocking hits “Bad Reputation,” “Crimson and Clover” and “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” Jett got her start as a guitarist and vocalist with the all-girl group The Runaways in the 1970s. After the band broke up in 1979, she launched a successful solo career.
Rodgers found fame in the early ‘70s as the singer of bluesy rock band Free, best known for the song “All Right Now,” before forming rock supergroup Bad Company with former members of Free, Mott the Hoople and King Crimson. Their hits include “Can’t Get Enough,” “Feel Like Making Love” and “Shooting Star.”
Rodgers, who left Bad Company at the height of its fame in 1982, spent the next couple decades establishing his status as a Grammy Award-nominated solo artist between stints with The Firm and The Law. Most recently, he’s toured with Bad Company and Queen.
Tickets for the July 26 show cost $25 to $55, and go on sale June 8.
The California Mid-State Fair runs July 18 through 29 at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles. For more information, call 1-800-909-FAIR (3247) or visit www.midstatefair.com.