Some of country music’s biggest acts — including Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line — are headed to Paso Robles this summer.
Those artists, as well as country star Eric Church and standup comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, will perform at the California Mid-State Fair in July, according to Tom Keffury, who handles sponsorships and publicity for the fair.
McGraw will take the Chumash Grandstand Arena stage on July 24 with his wife, country star Faith Hill.
The winner of three Grammy Awards, McGraw has repeatedly conquered the country charts with No. 1 hits that include “It’s Your Love,” “Humble and Kind” and “Live Like You Were Dying.” He has performed at the fair six times, including a concert in 2016.
Hill, the five-time Grammy winner behind “Breathe” and “This Kiss,” will be making her debut as a fair headliner. (She previously played the fair as an opening act.)
Two artists announced Feb. 2 are performing at the fair for the first time.
Bryan, the multi-platinum-selling country star behind “Kick the Dust Up” and “Strip It Down,” performs July 26. Jon Pardi will open that show.
Iglesias, a comedian and actor whose screen credits include “Coco” and “The Nut Job” movies, takes the stage July 23.
The fair also welcomes two additional return acts in 2018.
“This Is How We Roll” band Florida Georgia Line, which made its fair debut in 2014, will perform on opening night, July 18. And Church, the “Drink in My Hand” singer-songwriter who previously played the fair in 2012, performs in Paso Robles on July 21 with opening act The Cadillac Three.
Although news of the concerts was not supposed to be released until around 10 p.m. Feb. 2, one performer “jumped the gun” in spreading the word, Keffury wrote in an email.
Hill announced her July 24 show on her official Facebook page on Feb. 2, several hours in advance of the fair’s official announcement. (The post was later removed.)
Ticket prices for the shows announced Feb. 2 are as follows:
▪ Florida George Line: $51 to $131. Now on sale.
▪ Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: $51 to $156. On sale 10 a.m. Feb. 16.
▪ Eric Church: $51 to $131. On sale 10 a.m. Feb. 23.
▪ Gabriel Iglesias: $26 to $71. On sale noon Feb. 23.
▪ Luke Bryan: $51 to $156. On sale 10 a.m. March 2.