San Diego County Fair releases 2017 concert lineup

Vocal legend Patti LaBelle, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Grammy-wining San Diego band Switchfoot and country-music stars Toby Keith and Darius Rucker will perform as part of the 2017 San Diego County Fair’s Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage.

The 2017 Grandstand Stage lineup also includes such diverse artists as gospel favorites Tasha Cobbs and Hezekiah Walker, Sinaloense-music mainstays Banda MS and comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

In addition, the fair on Tuesday also announced its 2017 Paddock Concert Series. The lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Elvin Bishop and English blues-rockers the Yardbirds. The Paddock act traveling the greatest distance to perform is the Hungarian garage-rock band Ivan & The Parazol.

The full list of acts confirmed thus far for the fair appears below. More performers for this year’s edition, which runs from June 2 to July 4, will be announced.

The theme for this year’s fair is “Where the West is Fun.” Last year’s fair set an all-time attendance record for the annual event, drawing 1.6 million people over 26 days.

Admission for most concerts is free with fair admission, unless otherwise indicated. Reserved seats are also available. Dinner packages will be available for the Grandstand Stage concerts by LaBelle, Foxworthy, The Four Seasons and Darius Rucker.

Tickets for the Grandstand concert series go on sale 10 a.m. March 18 at the fairgrounds box office in Del Mar, at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, and by phone at 800.745.3000. An online pre-sale will run from 10 a.m. March 16 to midnight March 17 at The password is: CACTUS.

Editor’s note: More acts were added to the lineup after original publication of this article and can be found here.

2017 Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage

All concerts are at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, June 4: La Arrolladora Banda El Limón (Paid floor tickets available)

Wednesday, June 7: Patti LaBelle (Dinner packages available)

Saturday, June 10: Toby Keith (All seats paid admission)

Sunday, June 11: Banda MS (Paid floor tickets available)

Friday, June 16: Darius Rucker (All seats paid admission; dinner packages also available)

Saturday, June 17: Spirit West Coast 2017, featuring Casting Crowns, Third Day’s Mac Powell, and more tba (All seats paid admission; 4 p.m. start time)

Sunday, June 18: Grupo Intocable (Paid floor tickets available)

Wednesday, June 21: Switchfoot

Thursday, June 22: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Dinner packages available)

Saturday, June 24: Gospel Festival, featuring Tasha Cobbs & Hezekiah Walker (7 p.m.)

Sunday, June 25: Calibre 50 (Paid floor tickets available)

Friday, June 30: Dan + Shay

Saturday, July 1: Jeff Foxworthy (All seats paid admission; dinner packages also available)

Sunday, July 2: Paquita la del Barrio (Paid floor tickets available)

Tuesday, July 4: Anjelah Johnson, plus U.S. military band (tba) and fireworks show

2017 Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series

All concerts are at 8 p.m. and are free with fair admission. The reserved seat and Cocktail & Concert packages available in recent years for Paddock shows have been discontinued.

Wednesday, June 7: Yardbirds

Thursday, June 8: Aaron Tippin

Wednesday, June 14: Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite

Thursday, June 15: Sister Hazel

Wednesday, June 21: John Michael Montgomery

Thursday, June 22: Who’s Bad - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

Tuesday, June 27: Red Steagall & The Boys in The Bunkhouse

Thursday, June 29: Williams and Ree

Tuesday, July 4: Ivan & The Parazol


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