Fair Concerts

 

The tradition of presenting a wide range of outstanding live concerts continues as the Fair presents the best in concert artists to suit every taste. From the classic comedy pop-rock of Weird Al Yankovic to the joyous sounds and high energy of The Pointer Sisters, this year’s Fair concerts promise to bring the house down and get you on your feet. Enjoy star-studded shows every day of the Fair – all music and dancing are FREE with your Fair admission. Bring the entire family and don’t miss out on the fun!

“Weird Al” Yankovic

Wednesday, July 3, 7 pm.

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the king of pop parody. From his teenage days as the darling of the nationally syndicated Doctor Demento radio show to his latest million-selling recording Alpocalyse, the accordion-wielding, ultra-prolific satire champ has mercilessly subjected every major pop artist of the last 25 years to his incorrigible, hilarious lyrical rewrites. Both celebrating and ridiculing the excesses of popular music, the “Weird Al” live show is a multi-media extravaganza, complete with video, costume changes, his full band – and of course a polka!

Weird Al

The Kingston Trio

Thursday, July 4, 3 pm.

Using acoustic guitars and banjos, and singing simple yet memorable melodies, The Kingston Trio revolutionized popular music, reawakening America to its own rich folk music heritage.


The Kingston Trio was the number one vocal group in the world, a musical and cultural phenomenon whose record sales and concert draws were matched only by The Beatles. In a feat yet to be surpassed, Billboard magazine listed four Kingston Trio albums in their Top 10 at the same time. Enjoy their instantly recognizable folk hits including: Tom Dooley, MTA, Scotch and Soda and Tijuana Jail

Kingston Trio

Eddie Money

Thursday, July 4, 7:30 pm.

The legendary Eddie Money burst onto the music scene with his self-titled debut album in 1977. The album, which went double platinum, featured hits like Baby Hold On and Two Tickets to Paradise. In 1986, Money released Can't Hold Back that featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, Take Me Home Tonight. The album went platinum and also featured the hit I Wanna Go Back. As the years have passed, Money's blue-collar brand of rock-n-roll has managed to transcend generations and continues to move audiences today.

Zendaya

Friday, July 5, 3 pm.

Zendaya stars as Raquel "Rocky" Blue, one half of the comedic duo of young dancers trying to dance her way to stardom in the Disney Channel series, "Shake It Up!" Born in Oakland, Zendaya means " to give thanks" in Shona (a Bantu language native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe). This 16-year old actress/singer will perform her dance-hits and fan favorites from "Something To Dance For" to "Swag It Out" and much more at the Marin County Fair!

Zendaya

Ozomatli

Friday July 5, 7:30 pm.

Ozomatli celebrates the multitude of cultures in Los Angeles with their music – a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip-hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga. They entertain audiences around the world with their unique sound of horns, percussions, strings and vocals while promoting a positive message of peace. According to the LA Times, “Ozomatli's deep community connections and polyglot mix give the band a musical and cultural cachet.” The seven multi-racial members of Ozomatli are committed to addressing social issues of local, national, and international importance through fun, yet inspirational concerts.

Ozomatli

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Saturday, July 6, 3 pm.

The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country rock and American roots music, continues to add to their legendary status.


With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles”, multiple Grammy, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.


Their groundbreaking “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of “Mr. Bojangles” was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) are touring in support of their most recent release, the critically acclaimed album “Speed of Life” (SugarHill Records).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Wailers

Saturday, July 6, 7:30 pm.

Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have played with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends Peter Tosh, bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica's reggae tradition, the Wailers have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. Fans of reggae will dance to world songs like "One Love," "Buffalo Soldier" and "Get Up Stand Up" at the Marin County Fair!

Mariachi Sol De Mexico de Josè Hernandez

Sunday July 7, 3 pm.

Mariachi master Jóse Hernàndez and his Sol De Mexico have a history as rich and colorful as mariachi music itself. A proud fifth generation Mariachi musician, Maestro Hernandez’ mariachi roots trace back to 1879 to the birthplace of mariachi, the state of Jalisco, Mexico. No one else on the mariachi music scene navigates the warm waters of classical, pop, jazz, swing and Broadway tunes with such grace. Enjoy Jose’s blazing, organic and irreverent renditions of classics from the United States and Mexico, traditional Mexican music, and more in this concert for the entire family.

Mariachi Sol De Mexico

The Pointer Sisters

Sunday, July 7, 7:30 pm.

Get excited! The Pointer Sisters will perform in concert to close the Marin County Fair on Sunday, July 7! This Grammy-award winning trio of sisters is known for all-time hits like Jump(for my love), Neutron Dance, and I'm So Excited, which hit the Top 10 and became an all-time Pointer classic. Their 1993 album, Break Out, was certified triple-platinum, making it the biggest selling album of The Pointer Sisters' music career. Their hits still resonate with fans worldwide today.

Pointer Sisters

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