All concerts are FREE with Fair admission
All main stage show general admission seating is free with Fair admission, on an open seating, space-available basis. 1,500 First Come, First Served tickets available day of. There will be a new policy for these tickets - view here.
For RESERVED SEATING the fair’s Gold Circle admission includes Fair admission plus reserved seating in Fiesta Hall (main stage), private entrance through Expo Café for the show, and easy access to the no-host bar and no-host food area.
Note - Gold Circle admission is limited to 500 seats. Once Gold Circle admissin sells out there will be no more relased tickets.
2019 Free General Admission Concert Wristband Policy
The wristband process is only applicable for Saturday, June 8- Morris Day and the Time, Sunday, June 9- Air Supply, Friday, June 14- Commodores and Saturday, June 14- 98°
Early Bird Distribution: Noon to 2pm
Beginning at noon (excluding 6/16), at the south of Fiesta Hall, 500 Early Bird wristbands will be distributed. Fair guests can then forgo waiting in line until concert time, and instead, wear their wristband and enjoy the day at the fair before the concert. For those wearing Early Bird wristbands (issued between 12 and 2pm), access to concert seating will be available between 6:30 and 6:45pm (from the same area where the wristbands were distributed).
Important: Beginning at 6:46 p.m., Early Bird wristbands will fall in line with the Mid-Day distribution wristband guests—see below for more details.
Mid-Day Distribution: 4pm until supplies last
Beginning at 4 p.m., at the south end of Fiesta Hall, an 1,000 Mid-Day wristbands will be distributed. Fair guests can then forgo waiting in line until concert time, and instead, wear their wristband and enjoy the early evening at the fair before the concert. For those with wristbands issued mid-day, access to concert seating will be available beginning at 6:46 p.m. (from the same area where the wristband was distributed).
For music lovers who prefer outdoor concerts, or were unable to obtain a wristband for indoor seating, each show will be simulcast at the Blue Moon Blues, Blues and Beachballs Stage. This stage is located at the north side of Fiesta Hall.
NOTE: Wristbands will not be issued on Sunday, June 16, for the Dia de la Feria concert series.
Morris Day & The Time
Saturday, June 8
Morris Day and The Time Bio
Morris Day played an essential role in the development of the Twin City dance club sound of the 1980s. A founding member of Prince's band, The Time, Day remained with the group until 1984 when he launched his solo career. Returning for the first time in 1988, Day performed and recorded with The Time in 1990 and 1991, and since 1995.
Day's involvement with Prince traces back to 1980. Releasing his debut solo album, Color of Success, in 1985, Day reached his apex with his second solo album, Daydreaming, two years later. In 1992, Day released his third solo album, Guaranteed. Day returned to record store racks in 2004 with “It's About Time,” which includes a guest appearance by rapper E-40. Day has appeared in such films as Prince's autobiographical film, Purple Rain, in 1984, and New Attitude in 1990.
Sunday, June 9
Air Supply bio
Air Supply, a rock duo with world-renowned fame, consists of English singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and Australian lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. The duo plays about 130 live concerts a year and performed their 5,000th show last September in Las Vegas.
Founded in the 1970s, Air Supply had a succession of hits worldwide. In the early 1980s the group had eight Top Ten hits in the United States. Their hit “Lost in Love” became the fastest selling single in the world. Their second single "All Out of Love" went up the charts even quicker. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply (at that time) equaled The Beatles' run of consecutive top five singles. The albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies. "Lost in Love" was named Song of the Year in 1980, and with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies.
In May 2010, Air Supply’s long-awaited album, "Mumbo Jumbo" was released. One of the album’s single "Dance with Me," earned Air Supply a prominent feature article in Billboard Magazine titled "Still Supplying the Hits After 35 Years." Composer and vocalist Graham Russell was honored with a BMI Million-Air Certificate recognizing 3 million performances of the duo's hit "All Out of Love.” In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame.
Monday, June 10
Queen Nation Bio
There is little doubt among the pure rock community that the legendary band Queen and lead performer Freddie Mercury earn high ranks as one of the most powerful and iconic groups in rock history. Queen, the kings of arena rock, performed to packed stadiums around the globe for over two decades. Upon Mercury’s death in 1991, a huge void was left in the rock concert world, which to this day has not yet been matched. Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, was formed in 2004. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts.
Queen Nation’s live 90-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Another One Bites the Dust.”
Petty & The Heartshakers
Tuesday, June 11
Petty & The Heartshakers, a Tom Petty Tribute bio
Hearing how he resembles Tom Petty, and after being pushed by his peers in 2016 to start a tribute band, Dan Grennes watched the “Runnin' Down a Dream" documentary. He began to strongly identify with Tom Petty the artist, developing a deep regard for him and his work. “The day we all lost Tom was a very tragic one,” said Grennes. Grennes now seeks to keep Petty’s music alive and respectfully channels Petty in his own personal way. Grennes is lead vocals and guitar and played with Melissa Etheridge, Billie Joe Armstrong and Jim Breuer. The sought-after Petty tribute band also includes Les Warner on bass; Chris Cicchino on lead guitar; Andy Gerold on drums; Brenda Fitz on keyboards; and Sara D’Arce on background vocals. Petty & The Heartshakers recreates the Heartbreakers’ memorable music through an outstanding tribute that will make you want to sing and dance.
Wednesday, June 12
Grammy Award winning Sir Mix-A-Lot is best known for his danceable, bass-heavy hip-hop sounds. Coming from Seattle, with barely any hip-hop scene to speak of, Sir Mix-A-Lot co-founded his own record label, promoted his music himself, produced all his own tracks, and essentially pulled himself up. His career soared over the decades. His worldwide hit “Baby Got Back,” sold 10+ million copies to date and has reached over 75 million YouTube views. In addition to his Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, his achievements also include an American Music Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. Sir Mix-A-Lot was #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart for five straight weeks. His credits include three Platinum albums, Swass, Seminar and Mack Daddy.
Better Than Ezra
Thursday, June 13
Better Than Ezra Bio
Alternative rock band Better Than Ezra is one of Billboard’s “100 Greatest Alternative Artists (of All Time”) and Billboard’s “100 Greatest Alternative Songs of All Time” for their song “Good.” Whether you heard “Good” on the radio once it hit #1 during 1995 or became a fan following Taylor Swift’s famous cover of “Breathless” in 2010, you most likely never forgot that initial introduction to the New Orleans quartet. The quartet was founded by Kevin Griffin [lead vocals, guitar, piano] and Tom Drummond [bass, backing vocals]. Those hummable melodies, unshakable guitar riffs and confessional lyrics quietly cemented the group as an enduring force in rock music. The band also boasts about being the inspiration of a classic Saturday Night Live skit.
Friday, June 14
The iconic Motown and R&B band The Commodores was first discovered by Berry Gordy. The Commodores went on to sell over 60 million records for Motown. With hits like “Brick House,” “Machine Gun” and “Sail On”, the Commodores became proven artists. Frequently referred to as “The Legends of Motown”, the Grammy award-winners have been churning out hit after hit since Motown days. In 1986, without original member Lionel Richie, the Commodores released “Night Shift” and won their first Grammy. Today the Commodores stand not only as talented and successful musicians, but as artists determined to continue their success into the future.
Saturday, June 15
Pop group 98º includes Nick and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre. This amazing group has sold a staggering 10 million records. Amongst the10 million records, between 1997 and 2002, the group scored the chart-topping single, “Thank God I Found You,” with Mariah Carey and R&B artist Joe. They also collaborated with their collective idol, Stevie Wonder, on “True to Your Heart,” for the 1998 animated Disney film, Mulan. Their four-million-selling album, 98° and Rising (1998, Motown), spawned the top-5 favorites “Because of You,” “I Do,” and “The Hardest Thing.” 2000’s Revelation (Universal Records), sold two million copies and peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200. The album yielded a trio of hits, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” “My Everything” and “The Way You Want Me To.”
In September 2001, after the 9-11 attacks changed the world forever, the all-Ohio-raised quartet decided to take a break. In 2013, they hit the road with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men, the latter being their inspiration and a group that figures prominently in their origin story. Their 38-city trek in the summer of 2016 included playing to sell-out or near-capacity crowds at venues like the prestigious Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the 5000-seat Coney Island Amphitheater in New York City.
Dia de la Feria
Sunday, June 16
Indoor Venue Lineup
2:00pm to 3:00pm - Fiesta Hall
In 1986 a musical dream of Victor Sanchez, Maro Moreno and Uriel Moreno began, a dream that finally culminated with Los Dinnos. Most of the members of Los Dinnos are from Aguililla, Michoacan. In 1988, the group recorded their first album “Soledad.” Their second album, “La Mujer de Mis Suenos,” placing high on Billboard charts. Their song, “Las Joyas de mi Vida” reached gold record status.
3:30pm to 4:30pm - Fiesta Hall
Grammy award-winning Bryndis is a legend in Mexican popular music in the grupero genre. They combine elements of Mexican cumbia, pop, and ballads. They have sold millions of recordings and continue to play in tours across Mexico, the United States, and Central and South America.
5:00pm to 6:00pm - Fiesta Hall
Liberación is a group originally from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, founded in 1976 by Virgilio Canales. Liberación became a top-selling group in 1992, when they received three golden records for “Entre Nubes.” They won a El Heraldo Award in the category of Pop Music Revelation and reached triple-gold status again in 1994 with “Directo Al Corazón.” Mainly playing Cumbia norteña and traditional ballads. Liberación's breakthrough came in the mid-'90s while touring the U.S
Outdoor Venue Lineup
5:30pm to 6:30pm - Cypress Stage
This Mexican-American band produced by the Urbina brothers plays duranguense music and hail from a Chicago suberb. The band has released several albums since its formation. In 1999 and 2007, they were nominated for a Latin Grammy for their album “Ahora Y Siempre.” Their hits "Si Yo Fuera Tu Amor" and "Por Tu Amor" reached #2 and #4 respectively on Billboard's Latin Regional Mexican Airplay chart.