San Diego County Fair
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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. These were the artists who performed in the 2014 series.

Taylor Hicks 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 BritBeat

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 Teen Hoot

Teen Hoot 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 Teen Hoot. Check out a YouTube video primer in anticipation of TeenHoot performance at the Del Mar Fairgrounds! Please note this concert will begin at 8:30PM.

The McCartney Years 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 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 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

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."

Super Diamond Super Diamond

Super Diamond — tribute to the international pop icon Neil Diamond — performs the timeless classics including "Sweet Caroline," "America," "Cherry Cherry;" "Song Sung Blue," and many more. With a nod from Neil (the man himself), Super Diamond has been embraced by the Neil Diamond fan-base and also found huge popularity in the hip rock clubs of America, selling out most of America's coolest rock venues such as The Fillmore and Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco, The House of Blues (in multiple major cities), Showbox Theatre in Seattle, and Irving Plaza in New York (to name but a few). Super Diamond has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, CNN, Fox News and VH1. Super Diamond delivers a glittering performance of Neil's power ballads and up-tempo hits with unrestrained enthusiasm!

Lit Lit

This rockin' party band began their string of hits in the late '90s — songs such as "My Own Worst Enemy," "Miserable," "Zip-Lock" and "Lipstick and Bruises." Their repertoire includes everything from raw, driving rock to poignant heart-rending ballads, but their live performances create an environment where the fans can just let go and have a great time. After weathering a decade of deep personal tragedies, including the death of their drummer, Allen Shellenberger, Lit is about to release its fifth studio album, "The View From The Bottom," which chronicles their story over the last 10 years through upbeat rockers to pensive ballads.

Fee Waybill 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.

Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Railroad

This show will begin at 7:30PM. It has paid reserved seating, a free-with-admission standing area, and a VIP package that includes a pre-show cocktail reception and other upgrades. More information.

Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to be touring in 2014 to mark a 45-year milestone. The high-energy, five-piece group includes original founding members Don Brewer and bassist Mel Schacher, joined by singer Max Carl, lead guitarist Bruce Kulick and keyboardist Tim Cashion. Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard-driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. Megahits "We're An American Band," "I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home," "Locomotion," and "Some Kind Of Wonderful" still receive continuous airplay on classic rock radio.


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