SLO County Roundup

Paso Robles

Kid Rock will perform this summer at the California Mid-State Fair, fair officials announced Tuesday.

The country-rocker joins a lineup that includes pop-rock group Maroon 5, country acts Jason Aldean and Sugarland, and classic rockers Chicago and The Steve Miller Band.

Known for his hard-rocking blend of Southern rock, country and hip hop, Kid Rock rose to prominence with his 1998 album “Devil Without a Cause,” featuring the hits “Bawitdaba,” “Cowboy” and “Only God Knows Why.”

After three less successful albums, Kid Rock released the triple platinum-selling “Rock N Roll Jesus” in 2007. Lead single “All Summer Long” became a worldwide smash.

The five-time Grammy Award nominee is currently touring in support of his seventh studio album, 2010’s “Born Free.”

Kid Rock will perform July 27 alongside the Twisted Brown Trucker Band at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles. Tickets are $50 to $100; they go on sale March 11.

For more information, visit www.midstatefair.com or call 1-800-909-FAIR (3247).

— Sarah Linn

Cal Poly

In celebration of Cal Poly’s Native American Heritage Series, Cal Poly’s MultiCultural Center will collaborate with the American Indian Student Association to present a powwow.

The free and open-to-the-public event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Room 220 of the University Union on campus.

The Native American culture website www.powwows.com describes a powwow as “the Native American peoples’ way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones.”

During the presentation, attendees will learn powwow etiquette along with various dances and techniques.

Clayton Green, a Lakota tribe member and member of Cal Poly AISA, will lead the presentation. Green has been performing traditional Native American dances since childhood.

For more information, call Elizabeth Graham at 756-1405 or mcc@calpoly.edu or visit the MultiCultural Center website at http://multicultural.calpoly.edu.

— Nick Wilson