Smash Mouth on Frontier Stage at the California Mid-State Fair

The California Mid-State Fair has announced six of the 12 acts that will be performing on the Frontier Stage during the fair’s run July 17-28 in Paso Robles —Smash Mouth on July 17; Home Free on July 18; The Man in Black, a Johnny Cash tribute, on July 19; Luis Coronel on July 21; Cantinas Night of Faith featuring Danny Gokey on July 22; and BERLIN featuring Terri Nunn on July 24.

The performances are at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on their respective dates and are free with paid fair admission.


Smash Mouth’s debut album “Fush Yu Mang” was certified DOUBLE PLATINUM and set the table for what most consider their masterpiece, 1999’s brilliant follow-up album “Astrolounge”.

Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star”, “Then The Morning Comes”, and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”), sales for “Astrolounge” are nearly double those for their debut, approaching quadruple platinum status.

Smash Mouth’s third album featured the ecstatic first single “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m A Believer”. The band also crossed over into the film world by providing the musical heart of the soundtrack for “Shrek”, and even making a cameo appearance in the movie “Rat Race”.


The all vocal (a cappella) country music sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits. The band comes to town on the heels of their most recent full-length album release, “TIMELESS”, bringing with them new music and new humor every night. They’ve been busy in the studio the past few months writing, recording, and getting ready to release their fifth studio album, which will be available June 2019.

Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 250-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 350,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013. The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.

Their fourth studio album, “TIMELESS”, which was released on September 23, 2017 via Columbia Records and debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. This release marks the fourth consecutive top 5 Billboard debut for their album.


Born and raised in a working-class suburb of St. Louis, Shawn Barker took a schoolboy love for singing in church with his family and turned it into a career; a one-of-a-kind tribute to Johnny Cash, one of America’s greatest musical icons. Universally considered the pre-eminent Johnny Cash tribute artist, Barker has an uncanny resemblance to Cash. His strikingly similar looks, voice, and spot-on mannerisms revitalize the true character of Mr. Cash himself and have led Barker to an immensely successful career performing his tribute to the original “Man in Black.”

Barker’s path to his current success wasn’t a straight line from gospel choir. After serving his country in the Army, Barker came home to Missouri, took a job as a carpenter, and spent all of his free time learning to play the guitar. He developed strength and versatility in his voice by modeling his crooning on a cast of American legends- Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and Gene Vincent. His performances quickly turned from hobby to profession, but oddly enough, Barker’s first touring gigs were portraying Elvis, not Johnny Cash. Everything changed, however, when Barker was asked to audition for the part of Cash in a Hollywood production, as it became evident to the director and Barker himself that Johnny Cash was his true calling. From that point on, there was no turning back.


Born Luis Miguel Coronel Gamez in Tucson, Arizona, Luis has become one of the most successful entertainers in Latin music. To many, he is the dreamy guy with a smooth voice and sweet smile, but it is his openness that resonates with his fans. As Luis’s career blossoms, it is his values, integrity and work ethic that fuels his passion.

Luis has conquered the Billboard charts, become a fixture on top-rated television shows, tours consistently to sold-out venues and has recorded signature songs of love that have catapulted the singer/songwriter into the hearts of America and Latin America. A social media phenomenon with followers in the millions, a highly spirited fan base and a rapidly rising career of fever-pitch proportions, the charming teen star embodies and inspires the best of the youthful, smart and savvy millennial generation.


Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner Danny Gokey is probably best-known for his run on the eighth season of “American Idol”. He’s back with his fifth studio album “Haven’t Seen It Yet”, which will be available on Friday, April 12. The third digital single “New Day” has been released as part of the album launch campaign. The album also features the lead single and title track, “Haven’t See It Yet.” The single is currently sitting in the Top 15 on the Christian Airplay Billboard Chart. The song’s accompanying music video has received over 2.5 million-plus views on Danny’s official YouTube page, continuing to solidify Gokey as a staple in Christian Contemporary Music.

Following “American Idol”, Gokey released his debut album, “My Best Days”, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Since that time, Gokey has celebrated a series of No. 15 including his follow-up album release “Hope In Front of Me”, his latest full album release “Rise”, and his first Award-winning holiday album, “Christmas Is Here”, Spawning singles like “Hope In Front of Me,” “Rise,” & “Masterpiece”, “The Comeback,” and his RIAA Gold certified single “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again,” Danny has cemented his place on the radio charts with multi-week,multi-chart No. 1 runs both in the United States and in Canada.

The Cantinas Arts Foundation in a non-profit which was started and exists: to inspire, create, build, and grow a community that is motivated to share their talent and faith through arts and media, providing a foundation for individuals to grow as well as inspire others.


BERLIN will forever be recognized as the American progenitor of electro-pop artistry with sensually appealing lyrics. Few bands emerging from the era of BERLIN have achieved as far-reaching and long-lasting an impact and, rarely, such a timeless array of musical grooves. The Los Angeles-based band made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A...)” from the platinum-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. “The Metro” and “No More Words” were also chart toppers, but it was the unforgettable, intimate, and strikingly beautiful love song, “Take My Breath Away” that took the band to another level. The ballad’s defining role in the Tom Cruise film, “Top Gun”, helped solidify BERLIN’s everlasting place in American pop-culture. The song was a No. 1 international hit and received both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for “Best Original Song” in 1986.

Currently, Nunn is recording a brand new BERLIN studio album with her original BERLIN band members and co-writers, John Crawford (bass) and David Diamond (keyboards). The album is scheduled for release later this year. The album marks the first collaboration by Nunn, Crawford and Diamond since Love Life, the third BERLIN album, released in 1984.

The 2019 California Mid-State Fair runs July 17-28 and this year’s theme is “Let’s Have S’More Fun!” Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube.


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