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2018 KCOY Main Stage Entertainment

All Main Stage Entertainment is FREE with your paid admission into the Fair.
All seating is "first come, first served". All shows begin at 7:30 P.M.
Gate prices are $12 General Admission and $8 Kids (6-11 yrs.) and Seniors (62+)
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Performing Live on Wednesday, July 11 @ 7:30 pm

TBA will perform Wednesday, July 11, at the Santa Barbara County Fair as part of the Bud Light Concert Series on the KCOY Main Stage. The concert is free with paid admission.

They sing the mega-hit songs you know by heart, like “All-Star,” “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby,” and “I’m a Believer,” and on Wednesday, July 11, Smash Mouth will bring those songs to the Santa Barbara County Fair as they kick off the Bud Light Concert Series.

Upon forming in 1994, it didn’t take long for Smash Mouth to find success. In June of 1997 Smash Mouth signed to Interscope Records after the band’s song “Walkin’ On the Sun” was added to L.A. radio station KROQ’s playlist after just one play. Multi-platinum albums, Top 10 hits, and Grammy nominations soon followed.

Smash Mouth hit double platinum with their major-label debut “Fush Yu Mang,” setting things up for an even bigger sophomore album “Astrolounge.” That album produced three Top 10 hits including, “All-Star,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby,” and is approaching quadruple platinum status. “All-Star” was nominated for a Grammy Award for 1999.

Smash Mouth’s third album produced the single “Pacific Coast Party,” and the smash hit “I’m A Believer,” paving the way for the band to cross into film. The band provided the soundtrack for “Shrek,” and made a cameo appearance in the movie “Rat Race.”

Recently, Smash Mouth collaborated with Darryl McDaniels (A.K.A. “DMC” of pioneering rap legends Run-DMC) on songs for his upcoming album. In late 2017 Smash Mouth recorded a cover of the Car Seat Headrest (CSH) song, “Something Soon,” with CSH’s Will Toledo returning the homage with his own version of Smash Mouth’s “Fallen Horses.” These two recordings have been released as a split-single. This year Smash Mouth will also continue their tradition of entertaining troops all over the world.

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Performing Live @ 7:30 pm

Trace Adkins will perform Thursday, July 12, at the Santa Barbara County Fair on the KCOY Main Stage. The concert is free with paid admission.

He’s the cowboy with the baritone voice, and a talent for getting everyone off their barstool and dancing to hits like “Honkytonk Badonkadonk.” Trace Adkins is coming to the Santa Barbara County Fair as part of the Bud Light Concert Series, July 12.

With 11 million albums sold and a slew of hits, Adkins has definitely made his mark on country music with songs like “I Got My Game On,” “You’re Gonna Miss This,” and “Hillbilly Bone,” not to mention his crossover Top 40 hit “Honkytonk Badonkadonk.” He’s a three-time GRAMMY-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry, a TV personality, actor, and author. Adkins is currently on the road as part of his “How Did We Get Here,” tour.

Adkins has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, including the 2009 Single of the Year Award for “You’re Gonna Miss This,” and Vocal Event of the Year with Blake Shelton for “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. “Still a Soldier” is the current single off Adkins’ latest release, Something’s Going On, for which he created a video that is a compelling tribute to veterans and their loved ones.

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Performing Live @ 7:30 pm

Kool and the Gang will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 13th, at the Santa Barbara County Fair on the KCOY Main Stage. The concert is free with paid admission.

Celebrate good times with good friends at the Santa Barbara County Fair on Friday, July 13 at the Santa Barbara County Fair as Kool & the Gang, performers of hits like “Ladies Night,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” and of course, “Celebration,” join the Bud Light Concert Series lineup.

Kool & the Gang has earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, and has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide. They’ve also had 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.

The group first developed their signature instrumental sound and fierce horn arrangements in 1969 with their self-titled debut album, and then further refining that sound throughout the 1970s with a series of hit albums. By 1979, Kool & The Gang had released their first platinum album with Ladies Night, which produced the title track hit, went to No. 1 on the R&B charts, and also reached No. 8 on the pop charts. It was followed by “Too Hot,” which hit No. 3 on the R&B charts, and No. 5 on the pop charts.

The 1980s would see them dominate the mainstream, starting with the double platinum-selling album Celebrate, driven by the international monster hit “Celebration,” which spent six weeks atop the R&B chart and became a No. 1 pop single. Hits like “Get Down On It,” “Take My Heart,” “Let’s Go Dancing,” “Joanna,” “Tonight,” “Misled,” “Cherish,” and “Fresh,” solidified the group’s international super stardom.

The band remains one of the most active touring bands, performing hundreds of shows every year.

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Performing Live @ 7:30 P.M.

SHEILA E will perform Saturday, July 14, at the Santa Barbara County Fair as part of the Bud Light Concert Series on the KCOY Main Stage. The concert is free with paid admission.

She’s the Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter behind hits like, “The Glamorous Life,” and “A Love Bizarre,” but world-class drummer and percussionist Sheila E. has also worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, and George Duke.

Sheila E.’s collaboration with Prince helped launch her stardom. Their Purple Rain recording sessions—including her vocals on the 1984 classic “Erotic City”—helped launch her solo career. Her debut album, The Glamorous Life spun off the Grammy Award-nominated top 10 hit of the same name along with a second top 40 single “The Belle of St. Mark.” During her tenure as a drummer, songwriter, and musical director for Prince’s backup band, she released three solo albums and scored hits like “A Love Bizarre,” and the romantic ballad “Hold Me.”

Press Release

Discounted tickets go on sale Friday, June 8th and will be available through Monday, July 9th. After July 9th, tickets can be purchased online (avoiding the long lines) at regular gate prices plus service fee.

Discounted Prices can be found here:

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