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 Serve Tickets available day of.
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.
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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.
To be Announced.
Sunday, June 9
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.