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Justin Bieber to headline Mid-State Fair concerts

Singer Justin Bieber performs at the Pepsi Fan Jam Super Bowl Concert on South Beach, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Singer Justin Bieber performs at the Pepsi Fan Jam Super Bowl Concert on South Beach, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) ASSOCIATED PRESS

Teen pop singer Justin Bieber will perform opening night of the California Mid-State Fair.

The July 21 concert will start at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Grandstand. Tickets go on sale March 27 and will cost $30, $40, $50 or $75.

The 16-year-old released his first album in November, with the singles “One Time,” “One Less Lonely Girl, “Love Me” and “Favorite Girl” making it to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber’s second album, MY WORLD 2.0 is set to be released Tuesday.

The appearance at the Mid-State Fair is part of his first headlining tour.

Bieber’s announcement follows a full slate of entertainers already secured for this summer’s fair.

Grammy-winning country star Keith Urban will perform on July 28.

America, best known for the song “A Horse With No Name,” performs July 21.

The classic rock band is followed July 26 by Blue Oyster Cult, whose hits include “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ for You,” and July 28 by Smash Mouth, which rose to fame in the 1990s with the songs “Walkin’ On the Sun” and “All Star.”

Country-music lovers can watch trio Stealing Angels, whose members include descendants of John Wayne and Loretta Lynn, on July 29, and singer Julianne Hough, who found fame as a professional dance champion on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” on July 30.

Kenny Loggins will bring his rock sound to An Evening of Music & Wine on July 30. His biggest hits include “Footloose,” “Danger Zone” and “Whenever I Call You Friend.”

Marketing director Tom Keffury said the fair lineup now includes celebrity ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, performing on July 22, and rock ’n’ roll pioneer Chubby Checker, who popularized the dance craze “The Twist,” on July 27.

And the Country Rodeo Finals return July 31 for a night of barrel racing and bull riding, Keffury said.

The fair runs July 21 through Aug. 1 at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Drive in Paso Robles. For information, call 238-3565 or visit www.midstatefair.com.

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