Music News & Reviews

Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge to perform at the California Mid-State Fair

Watch Keith Urban in concert at the Mid-State Fair

Keith Urban took the stage at the Chumash Grandstand Arena on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, for a concert at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles.
Up Next
Keith Urban took the stage at the Chumash Grandstand Arena on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, for a concert at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles.

A California Mid-State Fair concert this summer is bringing together two of the biggest rock stars of the 1980s: Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge.

They’ll perform July 18 at the Paso Robles Event Center, the fair announced Friday.

Etheridge, a two-time Grammy Award winner whose hits include “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” will take the Chumash Grandstand Arena stage first.

She’ll be followed by Pat Benatar, the Grammy-winning singer behind “We Belong,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and “Love Is a Battlefield,” and her husband, producer and songwriting partner, guitarist Neil Giraldo.

They’re not the only headliners performing at the Paso Robles fair this summer.

The California Mid-State Fair’s 2019 entertainment lineup includes hip hop star Cardi B and country acts Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and Old Dominion.

Tickets for Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge cost $26 to $71 and go on sale March 22. Fans can purchase tickets via phone and online starting at 10 a.m., or in person at the fair box office, 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles, starting at 1 p.m.

The California Mid-State Fair runs July 17-28 at the Paso Robles Event Center. For more information, call 800-909-FAIR (3247) or go to www.midstatefair.com.

Related stories from San Luis Obispo Tribune

Entertainment editor Sarah Linn writes about all things fun, including movies, television, the performing arts, the visual arts and the best places to eat and drink in San Luis Obispo County. A graduate of Oregon State University, she has worked for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo for more than a decade and has earned multiple California journalism awards.
  Comments