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AV Fair and Alfalfa Festival announce two additional concerts

AV Fair & Event Center

Organizers of the Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival are proud to announce the opening day arena concert will feature Grammy award-winning rock band Train’s AM Gold Tour. Opening for Train will be Thunderstorm Artis, a finalist in the popular TV series “The Voice,” known for his soulful sound.

Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in the Palmdale Auto Mall Grandstand Arena. The 2022 concert series is sponsored by the City of Lancaster and the City of Palmdale. This year’s 2022 AV Fair, themed “What A Ride!,” is an 8-day event, running Sept. 23- Oct. 2. Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept. 27 will be dark.

Opening day, the arena concert headliner will feature the talents of multi-platinum rockers from the Bay Area, known for straddling the line between alternative rock and adult contemporary rock. The rock band’s numerous hits include all-time favorites, “Drops of Jupiter,” “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Drive By.”

Sunday, Sept. 25 will feature three of the hottest Latino bands. Taking the stage on Sunday will be the beloved Banda El Recodo, formed in 1938 under the direction of the Lizarraga family. The band’s musical ensemble includes wind instruments, brass and percussions. Also performing will be Banda Los Recoditos, a Mexican Banda formed in Mazatlán Sinaloa in 1989. Joining the fun on stage will be the five talented sisters of Las Fenix. The Mexican-American sisters from Texas are known for their fun norteño and cumbia sounds. They are talented, beautiful, charismatic and will, without a doubt, will have fans dancing. The self-contained, Houston-based Latin pop and norteño family act sings and dances while playing their own instruments. The energizing three concerts promise to be an unforgettable experience.

As announced earlier, Grammy award-winning country artist Chris Young will take the stage on Saturday, Sept. 24. Opening for Chris Young is the up-and-coming country husband and wife duo, Kat & Alex.

“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and staff, we are so appreciative of the tremendous generosity of the City of Lancaster, the City of Palmdale, our sponsors, community partners and hundreds of volunteers, who have once again come together to make this comeback year spectacular. We are thrilled to be able to bring high-caliber headliner entertainment, free live music throughout the fairgrounds, a world-class carnival, one-of-a-kind fair food vendors, and so much more to our iconic fair. We have a long history of making lifetime memories that honor our valley’s past and celebrate our future and our 2022 Antelope Valley Fair “What A Ride!” will continue this tradition,” said AV Fair & Event Center Board of Directors President, Drew Mercy.

In-field track seating is limited and Fair fans are encouraged to purchase concert tickets early. Complete ticket information and Fair details are available at http://www.avfair.com.

About the AV Fair & Event Center

The AV Fair & Event Center is a well-managed, safe, multi-purpose, year-round facility that meets the diverse educational and entertainment needs of the residents throughout the region. We are committed to preserving and caring for our agricultural heritage while fostering new cultural traditions through innovation, education, creating opportunities and lifelong memories for all. Learn more at http://www.avfair.com.