Vince Neil, Ashanti, Trace Adkins, Sheila E. among headliners for fair concerts

Gin Blossoms, WAR, Aly & AJ also on docket, plus tributes to Bruno Mars, KISS and Johnny Cash

This summer's Alameda County Fair concerts will include a little country, some rock 'n' roll and powerhouse performances every night. The fair runs June 14 to July 7 with the theme "I Spy Summer."

The Big O Concert Series includes big entertainment names: Vince Neil (lead singer of Mötley Crüe), Ashanti, WAR, Trace Adkins, Gin Blossoms, Lifehouse, Sheila E., Loverboy, Roots & Boots Tour with Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin, Aly & AJ, BB King Blues Band featuring the Voice's Michael Lee, and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers -- Killin' It Live Record Release Tour.

Some tribute bands will be making their first appearances at this year's fair: Earth to Mars (Bruno Mars), KISS Revisited (KISS Tribute), James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash and Aja Vu (Steely Dan).

Concerts take place at 8 p.m. each night, and reserved seats went on sale online Wednesday for season pass holders and yesterday for the general public. Ticket prices range from $15-$60, with $15 for the tribute shows. All ticket prices include admission to the fair.

Season pass holders get discounts on reserved headliner seats, as well as free reserved seats at tribute shows and free bleacher seats at any show with some restrictions.

Free seats may be available the day of the show by using a smart phone at any fair information booth or the amphitheater beginning at 4 p.m. Seating at the Bud Light Concert Lawn area just outside the amphitheater is free with fair admission and features live streaming video of every show on the jumbo screen.

For season passes, tickets and more information about this year's fair, go to

2019 Big O Tires Concert Series

6/14: WAR

6/15: Ashanti

6/16: (Act pending)

6/19: Roots & Boots Tour -- 90s Electric Throwdown with Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye, Aaron Tippin

6/20: Earth to Mars (Bruno Mars Tribute)

6/21: Loverboy

6/22: Aly & AJ

6/23: Lifehouse

6/26: Sheila E.

6/27: KISS Revisited (KISS Tribute)

6/28: Gin Blossoms

6/29: BB King Blues Band featuring Michael Lee (from "The Voice")

6/30: James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash

7/3: Trace Adkins

7/4: (No concert)

7/5: Aja Vu (Steely Dan tribute)

7/6: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers -- Killin' It Live Record Release Tour

7/7: Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe

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2 people like this
Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm

In my youth, watching sold out stadiums with pyrotechnics, rotating mid-air drum cages, the Nasty Habits backup singers,...I never imagined I'd hear, Vince Neil to play the Alameda County Fair.

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