August 22, 2014

Big Fresno Fair finalizes concert schedule, adds Tony Bennett

The Big Fresno Fair has finalized this year's concert lineup, which includes a little bit of hip-hop, classic rock, country, comedy and, now, crooning.

Tony Bennett will perform on the fair's closing night, Oct. 13. Tickets are $45-$50 and go on sale 9 a.m. Friday (Aug. 29).

The 88-year-old singer has been topping the charts since the 1950s with songs like "Because of You" and "Rags to Riches," and he continues to stay relevant.

His duets album with Lady Gaga is set for release Sept. 23.

The fair also announced:

Comedian Jim Gaffigan for Oct. 1. Tickets are $30-$35 and on sale now.

The La Buena Corrido Fest, featuring Larry Hernandez, Proyecto X and Jorge Valenzuela, will perform Oct. 5. Tickets cost $10, $10 and $30.

Alternative rock newcomers KONGOS on Oct. 10. Tickets cost $8 and $12.

Tickets for the La Buena Corrido Fest and Kongos will be on sale to the general public starting 9 a.m. Aug. 29.

The additions come with a change of dates for comedian Gabriel Iglesias, who is now will perform on Oct. 4.

Here is the full Big Fresno Fair concert lineup:

Oct. 1: Jim Gaffigan

Oct. 2: TobyMac

Oct. 3: Dierks Bentley

Oct. 4: Jake Miller and Kalin & Myles (1 p.m.) and Gabriel Iglesias (7 p.m.)

Oct. 5: La Buena Corrido Fest w/Larry Hernandez, Proyecto X and Jorge Valenzuela

Oct. 6: Beach Boys

Oct. 7: Sublime with Rome

Oct. 8: Snoop Dogg

Oct. 9: Justin Moore

Oct. 10: KONGOS

Oct. 11: R5 (1 p.m.) and REO Speedwagon (7 p.m.)

Oct. 12: La Kalle Festival (artists TBD)

Oct. 13: Tony Bennett

Also on the horizon

The Madera District Fair kicks off Sept. 4 with a full slate of concerts that includes performances by War (Sept. 4), Dwight Yoakam (Sept. 5), Foreigner (Sept. 6) and Los Tucanes (Sept. 7).

Showtimes and ticket information can be found at www.maderafair.com or by calling (866) 973-9610 or (559) 674-8511.


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