San Diego County Fair
Concerts & Entertainment  
San Diego County Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series

The Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series features nationally known artists and tribute bands performing in one of the Fair's most intimate settings. Shows begin at 9:00PM (unless otherwise noted); free with Fair admission. More artists will be announced soon.

Taylor Hicks
with Alexis Babini

Southern soul singer Taylor Hicks has been busy since winning Season 5 of "American Idol," recording, touring and acting on Broadway. His debut single, "Do I Make You Proud," entered at the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100, Pop 100, and Single Sales Charts.


BritBeat: America's Premier Tribute to the Beatles is a theatrical recreation concert celebrating the greatest rock and roll group of all time, The Beatles. It is their look, their sound, their mannerisms, their accents, their costuming, their instrumentation and their vocal harmonies in the most authentic recreation that you will find. The show depicts a live concert through the Beatles' eras of music, including Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road.

Teen Hoot

TeenHoot is a worldwide brand and social phenomenon that invites YouTube stars to perform at the live events. The YouTube stars then announce their performance to their fans via social media. Fans also make suggestions for stars they want to perform at TeenHoot. Check out a YouTube video primer in anticipation of Teen Hoot performance at the Del Mar Fairgrounds! Please note this concert will begin at 8:30PM.

The McCartney Years

Enjoy a complete and accurate re-enactment of Paul McCartney's extensive touring career of the 1970s, hailed by Sid Bernstein (original Beatles promoter), as the most authentic presentation of Paul McCartney yet. Come see and hear for yourself how The McCartney Years performs extremely accurate renditions of McCartney's music with all the original instruments and wardrobe, spanning more than 20 albums. The show is period-true, technically stunning and sonically explosive.

Kristian Bush
of Sugarland

Kristian Bush, one half of platinum-selling country duo Sugarland, has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. Currently in the process of writing and recording his debut solo album, he's on the road in 2014 with his "Put Your Soul In It" Tour, backed by a five-piece band with a sound rooted in blues, rock, and mainstream country. Drawing upon his decades of arena touring experience, Bush promises a high-energy show packed with Sugarland hits such as "Baby Girl" and "Stuck Like Glue," as well as new favorites from his solo catalog sich as "Love or Money."

Who's Bad
The Ultimate Michael Jackson
Tribute Band

Who's Bad has played more than 700 shows in numerous countries and now boast the title, "The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band." The band's live performance is a jaw-dropping musical extravaganza that pulls from 3 1/2 hours of Michael Jackson's catalogue and spans four decades of his extraordinary music career.

Leon Russell

Leon Russell has played and written songs for some of the biggest names in the business during a career that spans five decades, as well as building a solo career. Among his hits are "Tight Rope," "Delta Lady" and "If I Were A Carpenter."

The Tubes
With Fee Waybill

The Tubes came onto the music scene in the 1960s and early 1970s with outrageous live shows that satirized American culture, turning them into a must-see live band. Their debut album, The Tubes (1975), was critically acclaimed and included the classic tracks "White Punks On Dope" and "What Do You Want From Life." The group released several more albums into the '80s, including Completion Backwards Principle, which became the Tubes' first Top 40 chart entry. The original Tubes line-up disbanded in the mid-1980s, but reunited in the early 1990s after Capital Records released The Best of The Tubes. The reunited band consisted lead vocalist Fee Waybill, guitarist Roger Steen, bassist Rick Anderson, drummer Prairie Prince and a new keyboardist, Gary Cambra. They have kept touring and recording, continuing their uncanny ability to highlight the absurdity of everyday American life. The Tubes have always managed to expose, enlighten and entertain audiences worldwide by combining art with trash, comedy with tragedy, and innovative rock theatre with consummate musicianship.


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