The California Mid-State Fair has announced eight Frontier Stage acts that will perform this summer. All acts will perform two shows, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. All of the acts will be free with paid fair admission. The shows are:
July 22: The Turnpike Troubadours will perform. Best known for the “Goodbye Normal Street” album, the band has evolved from its original acoustic music to a recent country blend with punk rock.
July 23: Crowder will perform contemporary Christian music with frontman David Crowder.
July 24: Taylor Hicks will perform Southern soul, R&B, country and blues. He was the winner of the fifth season of American Idol.
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July 25: A Flock of Seagulls, an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Liverpool, will take the stage. The band is well known for its hit single, “I Ran (So Far Away).”
July 26: Yolanda Del Rio, a Mexican film actress and ranchera singer, will perform. She has starred in 11 films and toured in North, Central and South America, in addition to Europe.
July 29: Blue Öyster Cult, a rock band from Long Island, is known for “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ for You.”
Aug. 1: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its high-energy nine-piece ensemble to the Frontier Stage, celebrating the band’s 23rd anniversary.
Aug. 2: Proyecto X will perform Mexican music incorporating tuba and modern melodies. The group’s music features corridos, cumbias, ballads and romantic melodies.