The Big Fresno Fair goes into Week Two of its annual concert series with several packed performances – and three sold-out shows – on the books. In all, 14 artists will take the stage over the fair’s 12-day run, which ends Sunday, Oct. 16. The Fresno Beehive has been keeping tabs on the shows so far, with daily reviews, ticket giveaways and more.
Here are the artists performing for the fair’s final weekend.
Big & Rich, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14: Songwriters Big Kenny and John Rich make up this country duo, best known for their over-the-top onstage personalities (and Kenny’s crazy outfits). To get a sense of the type of country they play, the band’s official fan club is known as the Freak Parade and their best-known hit is the pun-filled “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Tickets: $30-$35.
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Olivia Holt, noon Saturday, Oct. 15: Holt follows in a long line of Disney actresses-turned-singers. Zendaya took the stage in 2013 and Selena Gomez wowed eager fans in 2010. Holt, who starred on the Disney series “I Didn’t Do It,” is still early in her music career. She released her first EP in July. This may be a chance to see an up-and-coming star. Tickets: $5.
Flo Rida, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: The fair is typically good for at least one hip-hop artist each year. In the past, the fair has pulled in guys like Nelly (2015) and LL Cool J (2013). This year, it’s Flo Rida, who over the past six years has made a name for himself with such club hits as “Low” (featuring T-Pain) and “Round.” His latest single, “Hello Friday” features fellow fair performer Jason DeRulo. Tickets: $31-$38.
Intocable, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16: The Texas Tejano band closes out the fair’s entertainment series with what is sure to be a packed show. Intocable has been playing for close to 20 years and should be well known to local audiences. The band, known for mixing Norteño folk rhythms and pop ballads, has played Fresno often over the years, including a show at the Rainbow Ballroom in July. Its latest album, “Highway” was No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin chart. Tickets: $15-$50.