Alameda County Fair Announces Exciting "Big O Tires Concert Series" Lineup for 2015

"Early-entry Wristbands" return for seating priority at shows

May 15, 2015, 20:29 ET from Alameda County Fair

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top names including The Beach Boys, Brian McKnight, Kansas and Tanya Tucker will Rock the Fair this summer as part of the popular Big O Tires Concert Series at Alameda County Fair.

Fans of Funk, R&B and Reggae may be tempted to get a season pass to see the long list of favorite acts that includes War, Tower of Power, Con Funk Shun, Tierra, Morris Day & The Time and The Original Wailers (of Bob Marley fame).

And Classic Rock & Pop fans won't want to miss Foghat and Berlin featuring Terri Nunn (remember "Take My Breath Away" from the movie Top Gun?!) or tributes to the Eagles and Steely Dan by The Boys of Summer and Steelin' Dan.

Top country hit-maker, Rodney Atkins, and Contemporary Christian rock band, Kutless, round out the nightly lineup, and the popular Blues Festival returns on the 4th of July from 1-9pm.

Big O Tires Concert Series shows run nightly at 8pm at the Amphitheater and are free with admission. Overflow seating provided at the Concert Lawn with live-feed Jumbotron screen.  A special fireworks show and video presentation celebrating Hometown Heroes will follow the concerts nightly at 9:30pm.

The Fair will once again distribute early entry wristbands to the first 400 in line daily starting at 2-3pm for the concert each night.

2015 Big O Tires Concert Series, 8pm nightly:

6/17 – War (Funk, R&B)

6/18 – Brian McKnight (R&B)

6/19 – The Original Wailers (Reggae)

6/20 – Kutless (Christian Rock)

6/21 – Tierra (Latin R&B)

6/22 – The Boys of Summer (Eagles tribute, Classic Rock)

6/24 – The Beach Boys (Pop/Rock)

6/25 – Rodney Atkins (Country)

6/26 – Tower of Power (Funk, R&B)

6/27 – Con Funk Shun (Funk, R&B)

6/28 – Tanya Tucker (Country)

6/30 – Steelin' Dan (Steely Dan tribute, Pop/Rock)

7/1 – Foghat (Classic Rock)

7/2 – Kansas (Classic Rock)

7/3 – Morris Day & The Time (R&B/Pop)

7/4 – Blues Festival (multiple performers / Blues) (1pm – 9pm)

7/5 – Berlin featuring Terri Nunn (Pop/Rock)

2014 Alameda County Fair Information

Dates: June 17 – July 5 (Open Tuesday – Sunday)

Hours: 11am-11pm daily

Horse Racing: Thursday through Sunday, June 18-21, June 25-28, and July 2-5

Big O Tires Concert Series: 8pm nightly, followed by fireworks & tribute video at 9:45pm in the Safeway Amphitheater

July 4th: Blues Festival, 1-9pm, Fourth of July Rockin' Fireworks, 9:45pm

Gate Admission*:

Adults (13-61) $12

Seniors (62+) $8

Kids (6-12) $8

Children under 6 – FREE

*Purchase in advance (before June 17) and SAVE BIG:

Season Pass (admission for all 17 days) - $30

Fun Pack (4 general admission tickets and 1 parking pass) - $40

Discount Days (Ends at 5pm):

Military Appreciation, FREE Fair admission with valid Military ID – Daily All Day/Everyday

Opening Day: June 17, $1 Admission & $1 Rides – UNTIL 5pm

$2 Tuesdays: June 23 & June 30, $2 admission – UNTIL 5pm

Seniors FREE Thursdays (62+) – June 18, June 25, & July 2 – UNTIL 5pm

Kids FREE Fridays (12 and under) – June 19, June 26, & July 3 – UNTIL 5pm

Feed the Need Food Drive & $1 Rides, benefitting Alameda County Food Bank. (Bring 4 non-perishable food items and receive FREE admission) – June 24 – UNTIL 5pm

Drop Zone Donations (Support Our Troops) – Bring any 2 items from donation list and receive FREE admission & $1 rides – July 1 – UNTIL 5pm

Visit for more information.

The Alameda County Fair is operated by the Fair Association, a non-profit organization, without any tax funding from the government. It is ranked one of the Top 50 North American Fairs and the 7th largest Fair in California. The Fairgrounds is home to the Oldest One-Mile Race Track in America.

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