Costa Mesa, CA (Top40 Charts/ Fair & Event Center)
The 2011 Los Angeles Times Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair will feature a diverse and entertaining lineup with something for everyone. Beginning with the first-of-its-kind pre-Fair concert with "Weird Al" Yankovic's ALPOCALYPSE Tour and including everything from alternative and country favorites to pop superstar Selena Gomez
and legendary comedian Bill Cosby, the Pacific Amphitheatre will rock all summer long. The Fair runs from July 15 - August 14 and concert tickets are available at fan-friendly prices starting at $12.50 (all tickets include free Fair admission). Additionally, Super Pass holders may purchase terrace seats for certain concerts at a 2-for-1 price - starting at just $6.25 per ticket. For more information, please visit ocfair.com.
This year's lineup includes:
"Weird Al" Yankovic - The ALPOCALYPSE Tour: Saturday, July 9, 8 p.m. (Pre-Fair)
"Weird Al" Yankovic is best known for his musical parodies that includes such hits as, "Eat It," "Amish Paradise," and "White & Nerdy." This time around, Weird Al is taking to the stage for the ALPOCALYPSE Tour, supporting his upcoming album. Tickets start at $12.50.
Bob Dylan and His Band: Friday, July 15, 8 p.m.
Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. Dylan will bring both classics of rock & roll and powerful folk music to his Pacific Amphitheatre concert. Tickets start at $29.50.
Neon Trees: Saturday, July 16, 8 p.m.
Like their name, Neon Trees are a combination of slick pop hooks and sturdy organic rock, both melodic and hard-hitting, their anthems of adolescent angst, longing, love lost and found, delivered with the kind of heart-on-the-sleeve passion that only comes from hard work and commitment. Tickets start at $12.50.
The Pink Floyd Experience: Sunday, July 17, 8:15 p.m.
The Pink Floyd Experience is an intimate tribute show with the legendary combination of music, sound, lights and sensual attack of classic Pink Floyd music in a theatre atmosphere. Tickets start at $12.50.
Chris Isaak: Wednesday, July 20, 8 p.m.
Like some of Chris Isaak's best-known past compositions, such as his smash hit "Wicked Game," the songs on his newest album, Mr. Lucky, have a deeply felt sense of the consequences of good love gone bad and bad love gone good. Tickets start at $19.50.
Steve Miller Band: Thursday, July 21, 8 p.m.
One of music's most interesting and prolific artists, Steve Miller has been making records of nearly every genre since 1968. Tickets start at $38.50.
Big Time Rush: Friday, July 22 - 7:30 p.m.
After an incredibly successful first season on their hit Nickelodeon show of the same name, Big time Rush is finally ready to unveil their debut album entitled BTR. Tickets start at $12.50.
The Fab Four / Jumping Jack Flash -The Greatest Concert That Never Was:
Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m.
The Greatest Concert That Never Was features internationally known tribute bands The Fab Four and Jumping Jack Flash. Hear brilliant performances of the Beatles' and the Rolling Stones' greatest hits. Tickets start at $12.50.
Selena Gomez & The Scene: Sunday, July 24, 8 p.m.
Selena Gomez is an American actress and singer, best known for portraying Alex Russo in the Emmy award-winning Disney channel television series "Wizards of Waverly Place." Tickets start at $27.50.
Paul Rodgers: Wednesday, July 27, 8:15 p.m.
Paul Rodgers continues to record and tour internationally. He has written, recorded, produced and released 30 albums since 1968; and sold over 90 million records. Tickets start at $19.50.
Chicago: Thursday, July 28, 8 p.m.
Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, IL. Chicago is one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock and roll groups. Tickets start at $29.50.
Blake Shelton: Friday, July 29, 8:15 p.m.
Blake Shelton has visited the No. 1 spot on the country singles chart no fewer than six times, with three of those coming in the last three years as his career has reached cruising altitude. Tickets start at $26.50.
Tiger Army with special guest The Blasters: Saturday, July 30, 7:15 p.m.
Tiger Army is credited with bringing "psychobilly" style to the attention of the U.S. underground. It also transcends genre with its intoxicating mix of vintage punk, rock 'n' roll and bittersweet melody. Tickets start at $19.50.
Melissa Etheridge: Sunday, July 31, 8:15 p.m.
Melissa Etheridge has received 15 Grammy Award nominations winning two; one Academy Award; and has sold 27 million albums worldwide and almost 14 million in the U.S. alone. Tickets start at $17.50.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: Wednesday, August 3, 8:15 p.m.
Pat Benatar, a four-time Grammy winner, and husband/guitarist Neil Giraldo plan a set filled with greatest hits and fan favorites. Tickets start at $19.50.
Weezer: Thursday, August 4, 8:15 p.m.
As one of the most popular groups to emerge in the post-grunge alternative rock aftermath, Weezer has received equal amounts of criticism and praise for their hook-heavy guitar pop. Tickets start at $29.50.
Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger of the Doors with Vocalist Dave Brock:
Friday, August 5, 8:15 p.m.
Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic Doors album LA Woman and will feature Vocalist Dave Brock of the tribute band Wild Child. Tickets start at $15.
Bill Cosby: Saturday, August 6, 8:15 p.m.
One of America's most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books such as "Fatherhood." Tickets start at $19.50.
Huey Lewis & The News: Sunday, August 7, 8:15 p.m.
With their simple, straightforward rock 'n' roll, San Francisco-based, Huey Lewis & The News became one of America's most popular pop/rock bands of the mid-'80s. Tickets start at $19.50.
Montgomery Gentry: Wednesday, August 10, 8:15 p.m.
Seldom have entertainers been identified as closely as Montgomery Gentry with their fans, and seldom has the respect and affection run so deep in both directions. Tickets start at $18.50.
Kansas / Blue Oyster Cult: Thursday, August 11, 7:30 p.m.
With their unique sound and style combining rock music with complex rhythms, but mainly the violin, Kansas is loved all over the world. Blue Oyster Cult is well-known for songs including "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and "Burnin' for You." They have sold more than 24 million albums worldwide, including 7 million in the U.S. Tickets start at $15.
Three Dog Night / America: Friday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.
Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, celebrate their fourth decade with songs like "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)," "Joy to the World" and "Black and White." America is an American folk rock band with hits throughout the 1970s including "A Horse with No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair." Tickets start at $19.50.
Steel Pulse / The Wailers: Saturday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.
Steel Pulse was formed in 1975 in Birmingham, England, and their material is inspired by The Wailers (also playing), Burning Spear and several other prominent Jamaican artists. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica's reggae tradition, The Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. Tickets start at $19.50.
B.B. King / Walter Trout: Sunday, August 14, 8 p.m.
B.B. King's reign as King of Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. For more than half a century, Riley B. King - better known as B.B. King - has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Tickets start at $19.50.
The 2011 OC Fair, themed LET'S EAT!, is July 15 - August 14 and will bring 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports and fun, as well as the popular Super Pass (season pass), Pacific Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. The OC Fair was ranked the eighth highest attended fair in the U.S. last year by Venues Today magazine.