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Fresno Fair announces concert lineup, ticket sale dates

Country music siblings, The Band Perry, are scheduled to perform at the Big Fresno Fair in October.
Country music siblings, The Band Perry, are scheduled to perform at the Big Fresno Fair in October. Special to The Bee

The Big Fresno Fair announced the first rounds of acts for its annual concert series, which runs Oct. 7-18 at Paul Paul Theater. The lineup includes a comedian, a pair of country performers and a Christian rapper.

“Every year we strive to make our entertainment lineup match the diverse musical tastes of our fairgoers and we are definitely off to a great start,” notes Big Fresno Fair CEO John C. Alkire in a release. “We are very happy with these first artists announced and we look forward to making some more announcements in the next month.”

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Here is what’s booked so far:

▪ Country music siblings The Band Perry will perform Thursday, Oct. 8. Some may have seen the Grammy Award winning group at Save Mart Center, opening for Blake Shelton on his “Ten Times Crazier Tour.” Tickets for the show are $33-$40.

▪ It’s no shock that Gabriel Iglesias will return to the fair this year. The stand up comic — known to many as Fluffy — performed the last two years to sold-out crowds. He returns to Paul Paul’s stage Saturday, Oct. 10. Tickets are $33-$38.

▪ Christian hip-hop recording artist Lecrae has seen a cross-over success that puts him in league with Chris Tomlin and TobyMac. His album “Anomaly” was No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums, Christian Albums and Top 200 charts in 2014. Lecrae performs Tuesday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $17-$24.

▪ Randy Houser should be well known to local country fans. The singer — known for his hit “How Country Feels” — performed in Fresno several times over the past few years. Last week Houser released the single “We Went.” The singer plays Wednesday, Oct. 14. Tickets are $16-$23.

All tickets will be available to Big Fair Fan Club members, online only, starting 9 a.m. July 29 and running through midnight Sunday, August 9. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Monday, Aug. 10.