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The 2016 OC Fair offers live musical entertainment from various genres of artists, original bands and tribute bands in the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre from July 9-August 14. Tickets are on sale now and, as always, include free Fair admission. Concert tickets for the Pacific Amphitheatre may be purchased at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office at the Pacific Amphitheatre, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
A concert ticket is required for a seat in the Pacific Amphitheatre for each of these events. Tickets include free Fair admission for the same day before and after the concert. For pre-Fair performances concertgoers can return to redeem their ticket stub for one free OC Fair admission July 15-August 14, 2016 (Wednesday-Sunday). Ticket prices and show times vary for each concert, visit pacamp.com for details.
July 9 & 10 Iration (Pre-Fair Concerts)
Iration offers a fusion of reggae, rock and pop with smooth original sounds.
July 9 Opening Performances by Rebel
Souljahs / Katastro / The Steppas
July 10 Opening Performances by Collie
Buddz / Seedless / The Expanders
July 13 Empire
of The Sun / Hellogoodbye
of The Sun has been making waves around the world with their dynamic alternative-electronic performances hit singles "Walking On A Dream," "Alive," and "We Are The People." Huntington Beach-based Hellogoodbye
bursted on the scene in 2006 with their hit album Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
July 14 Three Dog Night / Pacific Symphony (Pre-Fair Concert)
Three Dog Night will perform their classic rock hits while Orange
County's own Pacific Symphony, recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding performances, joins them for select songs.
July 15 Styx (Opening Day of 2016 OC Fair)
Rock legend Styx, has traveled in arenas and amphitheaters around the world performing their classic hit songs since the 1970s.
July 16 Boston
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the classic rock group Boston
will bring their celebration to the Pacific Amphitheatre stage.
July 17 The Psychedelic Furs / The Church / The Fixx
English natives, The Psychedelic Furs rock out with "Love My Way," "The Ghost
In You" and "Heartbreak Beat." The Church hails from Sydney with their psychedelic rock sounds. Rock and new wave band The Fixx is known for hits "One Thing Leads to Another" and "Saved By Zero."
July 20 The Offspring
/ Jonny Two Bags
Locally grown in the OC, The Offspring
will return for a hometown show. Jonny Two Bags, guitarist for Social Distortion, offers a powerful solo performance that showcases his roots-based sound.
July 21 Andy Grammer
/ Rachel Platten
Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer
has produced irresistible pop songs blending heartfelt lyrics and unforgettable melodies. Boston-native Rachel Platten
has been winning over audiences across the nation with her upbeat and motivational lyrics.
July 22 Phillip Phillips
/ Matt Nathanson
/ A Great Big World
"American Idol" 2011 winner Phillip Phillips
is joined by folk-rock singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson
and rising duo A Great Big World.
July 23 Strangelove -- The Ultimate Tribute to Depeche Mode
/ Sweet & Tender Hooligans -- The Ultimate Smiths & Morrissey
Strangelove brings the music of Depeche Mode
to the masses in this faithful and visually stunning performance while Sweet & Tender Hooligans offer their tribute to Morrissey
and The Smiths.
July 24 The Happy Together Tour
Featuring music by The Turtles, Mark Lindsay
(Former Lead Singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Chuck Negron (Formally of Three Dog Night), The Cowsills, and The Spencer Davis Group.
July 27 Frankie Valli
& The Four Seasons
Since 1962, the original Jersey boys, Frankie Valli
& The Four Seasons, have been known for making rock 'n' roll history with classic hits producing over 60 chart topping tunes.
July 28 Jeff Dunham
Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham created a global entertainment brand as he performs around the world with his entourage of signature characters grumpy Walter, spicy Jose Jalapeno, maniac Peanut and more.
July 29 Chris Isaak
Country-rock crooner Chris Isaak
performs his original material off his first album in six years, "First Comes The Night." Huntington Beach's David
Rosales offers sweetly optimistic and old-fashioned love songs set to upbeat blue and folk sounds.
July 30 Earth, Wind & Fire
With classic vibes of R&B and jazz, Earth, Wind & Fire
revolutionized the world of pop music creating a whole new brand of pop with a '70s soulful style.
July 31 UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey / The English Beat / Jo Mersa Marley
Founding members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue are reunited for a great night of the classic UB40 reggae sounds. Known in England as simply "The Beat," The English Beat is a ska revival band founded in England in 1978. Continuing the Marley legacy, Jo Mersa Marley is earning recognition for original songs "Comfortable
" and "Bad So."
August 3 Michael Franti & Spearhead
/ G. Love & Special Sauce
Michael Franti and his band, Spearhead, are known for their authentic and uplifting music. G. Love & Special Sauce offers a blend of classic hip-hop and blues.
August 4 Jim Gaffigan
Actor, writer, producer, Grammy-nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer and multi-platinum selling father of five Jim Gaffigan
performs "Fully Dressed."
August 5 Hunter Hayes
with special guest Cassadee Pope
Multi-talented country heartthrob Hunter Hayes
has successfully found his way into the Country music world. His special guest Cassadee Pope
has also been climbing her way up the country charts with her hit "I Am Invincible" after winning Season 3 of "The Voice."
August 6 The Fab Four -- Together & Alone
California-based tribute band The Fab Four will return to OC Fair with their fan-favorite performance of hits by The Beatles
and, new this year, each member will also perform solo hits from John, Paul, George
and Ringo's solo careers.
August 7 Train
/ Midnight Hour
Hailing from San Francisco, Train
has been setting its mark in pop music across the globe with sensational hits. Southern California natives Midnight Hour has earned more than a million YouTube viewers with hit singles "Running Away
" and "Modern Love."
August 10 Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling's unique blending of classical music and energized dance and electronica sounds has earned her more than half a billion views on YouTube, top spots on Billboard charts and sold out tours worldwide.
August 11 Chris Young
/ Ruthie Collins
Country music singer, Chris Young, has released numerous hits over the past decade including country radio favorites "Voices," "I Can Take It From There," "Lonely Eyes,"and "I'm Comin' Over." Since being featured on Season 1 of CMT's 'Can You Duet,' Ruthie Collins has recorded her first EP with singles "Ramblin' Man" and "Trainwreckin."
August 12 The B-52s
/ The Aquabats
bring their iconic brand of party-rock back to the Pacific Amphitheatre. The Aquabats have been entertaining audiences young and old for 16 years with their fun mix of alternative, rock, punk, pop, synthpop, ska and New Wave
August 13 & 14 Ziggy Marley
& Steel Pulse
has earned his own accolades as an artist with four Grammys, including Best Reggae Album. Grammy award-winning Steel Pulse has brought reggae music fans solid music of love and justice for more than 35 years.
August 13 Opening Performance by The Lions
August 14 Opening Performance by Valley of the Kings
The OC Fair wants you to "Get Your Fair Face On!" July 15-August 14, 2016 with 23 days and nights of food, rides, shopping, exhibits, animals and headline performances in the Pacific Amphitheatre, nightly music in The Hangar and adrenaline-inducing events in the Action Sports Arena. The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. Tickets are available for purchase at ocfair.com or from the on-site Box Office (limited hours). Free parking and shuttle service are available on Saturdays
and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol St. exit of the 405 freeway. Download the free 2016 OC Fair iPhone and Android apps available this summer for a full schedule of events, event map, Find My Car and more.
The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, please visit ocfair.com, become a fan on Facebook.com/OCFair or follow us at twitter.com/ocfair.