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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Ticketed entertainment will return to the Kern County Fair’s grandstand rodeo arena stage with best-selling Latin crooner Luis Miguel appearing on opening night.
Other big names to perform this year are REO Speedwagon, Disney Star Zendaya, Los Lobos and Jo Dee Messina.
Miguel’s show on opening night marks the return of ticketed entertainment to the fair’s grandstand rodeo arena stage. Presented in association with local Latin music production company Monterrey Promotions, tickets for the Miguel concert are $59 to $149 and available for purchase by calling Vallitix at 322-5200 or online at vallitix.com.
The variety of musical talent filling the stage at this year’s Kern County Fair was in part revealed by fair CEO Mike Olcott Monday on “First Look with Scott Cox.”
“We have a great concert lineup this year,” Olcott said.
The fair takes place Sept. 18 to 29. The following concerts at the Budweiser Pavilion are free with paid admission to the fair. This year’s theme is “Best in the West!”
“It really is a good time. We have a lot you can do for just the price of admission,” Olcott said.
Here are the details for this year’s free entertainment:
Wednesday, Sept. 18: Uncle Kracker
Thursday, Sept. 19: REO Speedwagon
Friday, Sept. 20: Disney Star Zendaya
Saturday: Sept. 21: Jo Dee Messina
Sunday, Sept. 22: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Monday, Sept. 23: Los Lobos
Tuesday, Sept. 24: The Four Tops
Wednesday, Sept. 25: Dustin Lynch and Lucky Ned Pepper
Thursday, Sept. 26: Kutless, a Christian alternative band
Friday, Sept. 27: Hollywood Stones
Saturday, Sept. 28: Lonestar
Sunday, Sept. 29: Banda la Costena with Ana Victoria
Olcott also said there will be a new food: chocolate-covered beef and potatos.
There will also be a new ride called Vertigo.
Find more at kerncountyfair.com.