Tickets are on sale now for this year’s concert lineup at the 80th Annual Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival, held August 17-26, 2018.
Headliners are legendary performers Chaka Kahn with Sheila E, rock group STYX, and country music star Chase Rice/Devin Dawson. Other groups added to this year’s Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series lineup is the double platinum American rock band, The Fray, joined by the Bay Ledges, and platinum selling country singer and songwriter Justin Moore, with Walker County.
Kicking off the 2018 “Holy Cow, we’re 80 Now!” 10-day fair on Friday night, August 17 will be 10-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan with Shelia E. Fondly known as the “Mother of Funk,” Chaka Khan is set to perform her high-energy pop dance tunes, such as “I’m Every Woman,” “I Feel 4 You,” “Tell Me Something Good,” “Sweet Thing” and more. Joining the stage on opening night will be percussionist and electrifying singer Sheila E., whose countless top hits include “The Glamorous Life,” “Love Bizarre,” “Koo Koo” and “Droppin’ Like Flies.”
Taking the stage on Saturday, August 18 will be the progressive ‘70s pop and soft rock and roll band STYX, whose musical hits include “Lady,” “Time on My Hands,” “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade.” Their top-40 hits will entertain rock and rollers of all ages.
American country music singer and songwriter sensations Chase Rice and Devin Dawson will appear on Monday, August 20. Chase Rice is best known for his energetic live shows, which are known to thrill audiences with his edgy, electric sound and top hits, including “Ready, Set, Roll,” “Everybody We Know Does” and more. The proclaimed “Soul Sonic” singer Devin Dawson will also take the stage August 20. The up-and-coming artist is known for hit songs “All on Me,” “Dark Horse” and “I Don’t Care Who Sees.”
The Fray, known for their adult alternative rock style, including favorite songs, “How to Save a Life,” “Love Don’t Die,” “Break Your Plans” and countless other global hits, will perform on Tuesday, August 21. Opening for The Fray will be the popular L.A.-based brother and sister singing duo, the Bay Ledges bringing their unique sounds of folksy guitar and pop electronic productions with tunes like “’Tween,” “Love,” “Safe,” “Mango,” and more.
Taking center stage on Wednesday, August 22 will be country music sensation Justin Moore. He has released three number one albums with seven top ten singles, including “Kinda Don’t Care,” “You Look Like I Need a Drink,” “Pick-Up Lines,” “Somebody Will,” and more. Opening for Justin Moore will be the sister duo Walker County, known for their soulful, traditional country sound mixed with southern rock flair. Walker County hits include “Til’ You Rolled Through,” “Cowboy Song,” “Boy 4 Me,” and more.
A.V. Fair and Events Center Board of Directors President Howard Harris commented, “We are thrilled to bring a wide array of world class entertainers to the Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival and look forward to celebrating our 80th birthday with all of our local residents and fans from throughout Southern California and beyond. Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, community partners and fans, it’s going to be another terrific fair season.”
Fans are encouraged to purchase concert tickets early, as there is limited concert seating for Gold Circle, Trackside and Standing Room tickets. Complete ticket information and Fair details are available at avfair.com. The AV Fair is presented by title sponsor, IBEW / NECA, and the concert series is made possible by the Palmdale Auto Mall.
The Antelope Valley Fairgrounds are located at 2551 W. Avenue H in Lancaster. For more information, visit AVFair.com.