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2019 A.V. Fair and Alfalfa Festival concert series


May 11, 2019

Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center has officially announced additional Palmdale Auto Mall Concert performances for the 2019 Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival, themed “Sweet Delights and Carnival Lights.”

Opening the 2019 Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 will be the “Now’s the Time Tour,” featuring two iconic alternative rock bands - Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms. Both bands are celebrating twenty-five-year anniversaries of multiplatinum albums. Legendary alternative rock and roll band, Gin Blossoms, is known for hits like “Found About You,” “Allison Road” and “Hey Jealousy.” This year, the band released their first new album in eight years – “Mixed Reality” featuring singles like “Face the Dark Wonder” and “Break.”

American alt rock band, Collective Soul headlines Friday’s opening night. Collective Soul is known for song sensations like “Shine,” “December,” “The World I Know” and countless other rock and roll hits.

On Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m., multi-platinum super duo Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy bring their “Peace, Love and Happy Hour” tour to the A.V. Fair & Alfalfa Festival. Country, rock and pop fans are in for a treat when these epic musicians take the stage to play hits like “Save a Horse (Ride A Cowboy),” “Lost in The Moment,” “8th of November” and other fan favorite hits.

Opening Wednesday night’s concert event with an encore A.V. Fair performance is famed funny guys Williams and Ree. This hysterical comedy duo has been bringing laughter to both live and television audiences since 1960 with their famed humor. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Concert tickets for Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy and Williams & Ree go on sale to the general public on May 15 at 10 a.m. at Seating is limited for Gold Circle, Trackside and Standing Room tickets.

As previously announced, the legendary rock band REO Speedwagon will perform Saturday, Aug. 17, comedian Gabriel Iglesias’ Beyond the Fluffy World Tour will thrill fan’s on Monday, Aug. 19 and country sensations Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels bring their Outlaws and Renegades Tour to the stage on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Tickets for these performances are available now at

A.V. Fair and Event Center Board of Director President, Drew Mercy commented, “We are excited with this year’s concerts series line-up. This year’s grandstand artists cover a vast array of music and more. Fair goers will have a choice of genres ranging from soulful alternative to traditional rock and roll, legendary to contemporary country sounds to top rated comedians. We are expecting sell out shows for all of the performances, so I encourage folks to get their tickets early.”

In addition to the Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series, this year’s A.V. Fair and Alfalfa Festival will be bringing in new exhibits, food vendors, a world class carnival and motorsports. For details and updates visit or download the A.V. Fair App. Follow the A.V. Fair and Event Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The 2019 A.V. Fair and Alfalfa Festival is presented by title sponsor, IBEW / NECA. The concert series is made possible by the Palmdale Auto Mall.


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