Mid-State Fair

Garth Brooks show at Mid-State Fair sells out in seconds

Singers Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2016 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 in Washington.
Singers Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood perform during the lighting ceremony for the 2016 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 in Washington. AP

Garth Brooks’ July 27 concert at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles just became the fastest-selling show in fair history — selling out in less than 30 seconds.

Concertgoers and resellers snapped up all 14,875 tickets for Brooks’ concert with wife Trisha Yearwood less than a minute after they went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, according to Tom Keffury, who handles sponsorships and publicity for the fair.

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Only two previous fair acts have achieved a similar feat. Country star Blake Shelton sold out his 2016 show in a matter of hours, and rock band Aerosmith sold out its 2007 concert in a day.

Brooks, whose hits include “Friends in Low Places” and “Unanswered Prayers,” is making his debut at the Paso Robles Event Center.

Tickets for his fair concert were being offered Friday on secondary sites for as much as $3,495 apiece. (They originally sold for $73.98 each, plus a $6 service charge.)

Other acts lined up to perform at the California Mid-State Fair, which runs July 19 through 30, include Keith Urban, John Mayer, Hunter Hayes and the Zac Brown Band.

For more information, call 1-800-909-FAIR (3247) or visit www.midstatefair.com.

Country star Blake Shelton performed in front of a sell-out crowd Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Chumash Grandstand Arena during the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles.

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