Free concerts at Mid-State Fair will include Berlin, War, George Thorogood

George Thorogood, Charlie Musselwhite and Crystal Gayle are among the free acts performing at this summer’s California Mid-State Fair, officials announced Friday.

They join a lineup that includes pop sensation Selena Gomez, country rocker Kid Rock, alternative rock band Counting Crows and country acts Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland.

Electronic dance band Berlin, which performs July 21, is best known for the Academy Award-winning romantic ballad “Take My Breath Away,” featured on the “Top Gun” soundtrack.

War, the popular funk group behind “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” will perform July 22. Then it’s the British New Wave band Bow Wow Wow, known for the song “I Want Candy,” on July 23.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds play on July 25, followed by country singer Crystal Gayle on July 26 and country trio Stealing Angels on July 27.

George Thorogood and The Destroyers take the stage July 28 for an evening of blues-rock hits including “Bad to the Bone,” “Born to Be Bad” and “You Talk Too Much.”

Alternative rock band The Spin Doctors, best known for their hits “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong,” play July 29.

Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite and Tex-Mex favorites Little Joe y La Familia conclude the lineup with concerts on July 30 and July 31, respectively.

All the acts will perform two free performances on the fair’s Frontier Stage.

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

For more information, call 238-3565 or visit www.midstatefair.com.