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Nelson, Skynyrd headlining fair Country legend, rockers stars of this year’s lineup

first_imgLANCASTER – Country music icon Willie Nelson, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Lynyrd Skynyrd and Grammy winners Train will be among the headliners for the Antelope Valley Fair. Also performing will be country vocalist Sara Evans and “American Idol” season-two finalist Josh Gracin, with two more acts still to be booked. “This year’s fair lineup will feature familiar sounds, smooth vocals, big-hearted and very accessible performers,” Antelope Valley Fairgrounds board President Darth Eliopulos said. “Playing off the fair’s theme, `Let the Good Times Grow,’ we’re promising a festive, family-oriented fun fair.” The fair will run from Aug. 25 to Sept. 4 at the fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H. Fair admission for adults and teens will be $1 more than last year: $8 for visitors ages 12 and older, $5 for children ages 6 to 11, and $5 for seniors over 62. Active-duty military personnel with military identification will be admitted free, as well as children under 6. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsConcert tickets go on sale July 1, though, as with the 2004 and 2005 fairs, concert grandstand seating is included with fair admission. Reserved seats closer to the stage can be purchased for $25 to $65, depending on the concert. Train will perform Aug. 25, the fair’s opening night. Reserved seats cost $35 and $65. Nelson will perform Aug. 28. Reserved seats cost $30 and $65. Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform Aug. 29. Reserved seats cost $25 and $50. Evans and Gracin will perform Aug. 30. Reserved seats cost $25 and $50. All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Fair officials said they are awaiting confirmation on Latino performers for the fair’s first Sunday, Aug. 27, which will offer a Pay One Price admission of $15 that includes carnival rides and concert seats. Fair officials are also still searching for a performer for the Aug. 26 concert. In 2001, a last-minute addition to the lineup provided Bob Dylan. That same year the fair had signed up Destiny’s Child, just before they became big hits. “Sometimes we really get lucky that way,” fair board member LeeRoy Halley said. Other arena events will include the Figure 8 race on Sept. 1, the Rural Olympics on Sept. 2, bull-riding on Sept. 3 with comedians Williams and Ree, and the demolition derby Sept. 4. Figure 8 seating will be included in that day’s Pay One Price fee of $15, while Rural Olympics seats will be included with the regular admission price. Bull-riding seats are $25 and $50, which includes fair admission. Demolition derby seats are $15, including fair admission. Concert, discount pre-sale admission and discount carnival ride wristband tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. July 1 at the fairgrounds ticket office. Telephone, Ticketmaster and online ticket sales at www.avfair.com will start at 10 a.m. July 1. Pre-sale admission and carnival ride wristband tickets also will go on sale July 1 at Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley Wal-Mart stores. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale July 14 at the Antelope Valley Fair cart in the Antelope Valley Mall. Pre-sale admission tickets are $4. Pre-sale carnival wristbands are $15. Prices will rise to $8 for admission and $20 for carnival wristbands on the fair’s opening day. For fair information, call (661) 948-6060. The fair Web site is www.avfair.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img