Mid-State Fair

Justin Moore, Brian Wilson to play Mid-State Fair

Justin Moore will perform July 21 at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles.
Justin Moore will perform July 21 at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles.

Rock icon Brian Wilson and country star Justin Moore will perform this summer at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles.

The two are the final acts to be added to the fair’s Chumash Grandstand Arena lineup, said Tom Keffury, who handles sponsorships and publicity for the fair.

Moore, who performs July 21, found fame in 2009 with the release of his self-titled debut album, featuring the songs “Backwoods” and “Small Town USA.” His other hits include “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and “Til My Last Day.”

Grammy Award-nominated country singer Joe Nichols, whose hits include “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” will open the show. He and Moore played the Pozo Saloon in April as part of the Pozo Stampede.

Wilson takes the stage July 29 as part of the fair’s annual Evening of Music & Wine.

The winner of two Grammys, he’s best known as the cofounder, co-lead vocalist and arranger, producer and chief songwriter of legendary rock band The Beach Boys, whose hits include “California Girls,” “Help Me, Rhonda” and “I Get Around.”

The concert will focus on the groundbreaking 1966 album “Pet Sounds,” featuring the songs “God Only Knows,” “Sloop John B” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.”

Wilson will be joined by two former Beach Boys bandmates, Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Jardine and Wilson performed at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles in 2014.

Tickets cost $26 to $46 for Moore’s concert, while admission to Wilson’s concert is $31 to $61. Both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

The California Mid-State Fair runs July 20 through July 31 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.

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