Mid-State Fair announces free concerts for summer 2021
A lineup of 23 bands ranging from hard-rock tribute groups to well-known local artists will perform on the free stages of the California Mid-State Fair this summer.
Concerts will take place at Mission Square Stage and Frontier Stage during the two weeks of the fair, from July 21 to August 1.
The free concerts are in addition to the fair’s stand numbers, two of which have been announced to date.
Country duo Big & Rich will perform on Friday July 23 and Little Big Town will take the main stage on Friday July 30.
For more information on the fair, visit midstatefair.com. Here is an overview of the programming of the free stage:
Who plays on the Mission Square stage
Twelve bands will perform on the fair’s Mission Square stage, according to a press release from the fair. Each show begins at 7:00 p.m. on their respective days.
July 21: Mark Adams, winemaker and local musician
22nd of July : Monte Mills & the Lucky Horseshoe Band, country music
July 23: Bear Market Riot, award-winning power-folk duo
July 24: Wild the Coyote, country, blues and local rock musician
July 25: The Taproots, rock, folk and jazz band playing originals and covers
July 26: Hilary Watson, singer-songwriter performing original works mixing soul, blues and country
July 27: Kenney Taylor, singer-songwriter
July 28: The Turkey Buzzards, bluesy-country
July 29: Erin and the Earthquakes, rock, funk, blues and jazz
July 30: Shawn Clark, country originals and the occasional song by Hank Williams or Marty Robbins
July 31 : The Noach Tangeras Band, a mix of folk, rock, country and blues on July 31
1st of August : Graybill, original “coastal-folk”
Who to watch at the Frontier Stage
The Frontier Stage will feature 11 bands and one show. The group’s performances start at 8 p.m. each day.
July 21: The Miss California Mid-State Fair pageant at 7 p.m.
22nd of July : We Are Messengers, Irish-American group known for their songs “Maybe It’s OK” and “Point to You”
July 23: High voltage AC / DC tribute group
July 24: Blue Öyster Cult, hard rock band known for their original songs like “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and “Burnin ‘for You”
July 25: Sound Investment, cover group performing songs like “Old Time Rock n ‘Roll” and “I Feel Lucky”,
July 26: Truth About Seafood, Central Coast rock band performing a mix of covers and original music
July 27: Kenny Lee Lewis & the FrenZ, covers of classic rock from the 60s to 70s, soft prog and R&B, in addition to the originals
July 28: Joe and Martina, country classics
July 29: A Thousand Horses, Nashville quartet known for award-winning originals like “Smoke” and “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial”
July 30: Yellow House Orchestra, Latin jazz and salsa
July 31 : Journey USA, group tribute to Journey
1st of August : Dante Marsh & The Vibe Setters, local soul, funk and R&B group