PASO ROBLES – The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that country music superstar Eric Church has been confirmed to perform in concert on Sunday, July 26. Steve Earle & The Dukes will open the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Church’s concert is part of the annual Bud Light Concert Series and will take place in the Chumash Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. This will be Church’s third time performing at the CA Mid-State Fair.
Ticket prices for the show are $51.50, $91.50, $131.50, $156.50, and $206.50 (Pit-Standing only) and will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. online at 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.
A three-time Country Music Association and six-time Academy of Country Music Award winner, Eric Church released his highly-anticipated album Desperate Man atop the Billboard Country Albums chart in late 2018, earning praise as one of the year’s top albums by American Songwriter, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Stereogum, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, USA Today and Vulture, among others. The album, featuring his most recent No. 1 hit “Some Of It,” also debuted at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Rolling Stone describes it as “classic Church: expertly crafted and country-radio-friendly, while also pushing boundaries in a way that sounds natural and unforced” and American Songwriter notes that it “sublimates the pain of a tumultuous year into his most adventuresome album yet.”
Church also returned to the road last year for his critically-acclaimed Double Down Tour, with back-to-back nights of two unique shows sans-opening act giving fans 6+ hours of his iconic music in each city. The tour recently featured a massive stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where he broke the venue’s concert attendance record with more than 56,000 fans just two weeks before awing the same stadium’s audience with a 30-minute, solo acoustic CMA Fest set featuring a medley of 17 hits.
Steve Earle is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the past 40 years, best known perhaps for his 1980’s hits “Guitar Town” and “Copperhead Road”. He has released 16 studio albums and won three Grammy Awards.
The 2020 California Mid-State Fair runs July 22 – Aug. 2.