|Fair names concert headliners
Grammy-nominated country star Hunter Hayes, country duo Florida Georgia Line and Bridgit Mendler will be the featured acts for the 2013 Sonoma County Fair concert series.
The fair runs July 25 through Aug. 11 (closed Mondays).
Hayes, recently named Country Music Association’s best New Artist of 2012, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer and writer who was nominated for six Academy of Country Music Awards, including nods for his work as artist, songwriter, and producer.
Hunter’s critically acclaimed self-titled album has already garnered two No. 1 singles, selling more than 4 million singles to date while the album itself nears platinum certification. Hayes takes the stage on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Chris Beck Arena. Ticket prices for the Hunter Hayes concert are $25 for grandstand seating and $40 for floor and box seating.
On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Ga.) who comprise the duo Florida Georgia Line, will entertain the audience with their double platinum, multi-week No.1 single, “Cruise,” and gold-certified, Top 10-and-rising radio hit “Get Your Shine On,” plus other hits from their gold-certified debut studio album, “Here’s To The Good Times.” Opening for the show is Santa Rosa’s Pete Stringfellow. Tickets are $25 for grandstand seating and $35 for floor and box seating.
Mendler, formerly of Mill Valley, released her debut album “Hello My Name Is…” in October of 2012, featuring her hit single “Ready or Not.” This star of the Disney Channel original series "Good Luck Charlie,” will perform in Chris Beck Arena on Thursday, Aug. 8. Tickets for the show are $20 for grandstand seating, $30 for floor and box seating.
All performances for the Fair’s Headline Concert Series will be held in Chris Beck Arena at 7:30 pm. Purchase of fair admission and a separate concert ticket are required for these shows. The Sonoma County Fairgrounds Box Office will be open for pre-sale concert and admission tickets on Saturday, May 11, from 8:30 a.m. – 4pm and during the week beginning Monday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Online tickets sales will begin Monday, May 13, at 8 a.m. Early fair admission tickets will be available for $8 until July 24; tickets at the gate will be $10 during the fair. Wine Country Horse Racing tickets will be available beginning Saturday, June 1 at the box office.