Old Dominion, Shelton coming to CMSF


Editor’s Note: this is the second in a series of stories on the entertainment coming to the California Mid-State Fair.

The California Mid-State Fair unveiled the first six performers set to take the stage of the Chumash Grandstand Arena this summer.

The list includes some of the hottest performers in country, pop, hip-hop and rap in the world today, including Card B and Blake Shelton.

Tickets for the shows go on sale online over the next couple of months — Zac Brown Band on Feb. 8; Cardi B on Feb. 15; Miranda Lambert on Feb. 15; Old Dominion on Feb. 22; Why Don’t We on Feb. 22; and Blake Shelton on March 1.

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OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion has been confirmed to perform in concert on Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. An opening act will be announced at a later date. This will be Old Dominion’s first-ever performance at the California Mid-State Fair.

Ticket prices for the show are $36, $46, $66, and $81 (Pit & Price Level 1) and will go on sale Friday, Feb. 22. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. online at www.MidStateFair.com or by calling 1-800-909-FAIR (3247), and at 1 p.m. at the California Mid-State Fair box office located at 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles.

Acclaimed country band Old Dominion is the reigning CMA & ACM “Vocal Group of the Year” and they recently launched their “Make It Sweet Tour” with sold-out back to back weekends.

In the midst of the tour, Old Dominion shared a new track entitled “One Man Band.” With its artful clean guitar and vulnerable vocals, the heartfelt ballad earned praise right out of the gate. People claimed, “Old Dominion is turning up the romance in their brand new track,” and the release landed on The Boot’s “8 More Songs You Need to Hear” list. Within just a week, it also impressively leapt past the 1 million-mark on Spotify as well.

By the end of 2018, Old Dominion performed 136 shows and crossed 1.5 million fan impressions within 365 days. Those gigs encompassed their own arena tour, sold out European and Canadians runs, dozens of festivals, and opening for Kenny Chesney on his summer stadium and arena tour. They also took home the award for “Vocal Group of the Year” at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards and at the 53rd Annual ACM Awards. Additionally, the band received a nomination for “Country Duo/Group Artist” at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

WHY DON’T WE

Why Don’t We has been confirmed to perform in concert on Monday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. An opening act will be announced at a later date. This is the band’s first-ever performance at the California Mid-State Fair.

Ticket prices for the show are $26, $41, $51, and $71 and will go on sale Friday, Feb. 22. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. online at www.MidStateFair.com or by calling 1-800-909-FAIR (3247), and at 1 p.m. at the California Mid-State Fair box office located at 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles.

Since forming in September 2016, the members of rising dance-pop group Why Don’t We have enjoyed several moments they describe as “surreal,” including hearing their current single, “Something Different,” on Los Angeles’ influential radio station KIIS FM for the first time, watching their latest EP, “Why Don’t We Just,” hit No.1 on the iTunes Pop chart besting albums by Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars, and learning that their summer headlining tour sold out.

BLAKE SHELTON

Country music superstar Blake Shelton has been confirmed to perform in concert on Sunday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. An opening act will be announced at a later date. Shelton last performed at the California Mid-State Fair in 2016, where his concert sold out in a matter of hours.

Ticket prices for the show are $51, $86, $131, and $156 and will go on sale Friday, March 1. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. online at www.MidStateFair.com or by calling 1-800-909-FAIR (3247), and at 1 p.m. at the California Mid-State Fair box office located at 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles.

Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and Grammy nominee Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His most recent album “Texoma Shore” became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. “Texoma Shore” features tracks including “I Lived It” and “I’ll Name The Dogs,” a romantic tune that boasts more than 115 million streams and marked his 25th No. 1 song. In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck/Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously. “Texoma Shore” follows 2016’s Gold-certified “If I’m Honest,” the best-selling country album release of the year, which spawned three chart-topping songs and earned him a No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and the all-genre Top Album Sales charts.

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