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Tony! Toni! Toné! to replace Salt-N-Pepa at State Fair concert

The R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! kicks off the California State Fair Toyota Concert Series on July 8.
The R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! kicks off the California State Fair Toyota Concert Series on July 8. Courtesy of the California State Fair

There’s a bit of bad news for those who wanted to “push it real good” with Salt-N-Pepa on July 8 at the California State Fair.

This show, the kick-off for the California State Fair Toyota Concert Series, has been canceled due to an undisclosed medical issue, according to fair organizers. Those who purchased reserved seats will receive a refund.

And now for some good news. Tony! Toni! Toné! will take Salt-N-Pepa’s place on the July 8 bill. The Bay Area band, which once featured the Sacramentan Raphael Saadiq, is best known for the R&B hits “Little Walter,” “It Never Rains (In Southern California)” and the appropriately titled “Feels Good.”

The 8 p.m. show is free for fair attendees but requires a wristband that’s available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 4 p.m. The wristbands can be picked up at the Golden 1 Stage. Reserved seats are also available for $15 (wine slushy and corn dog not included).

For information about Salt-N-Pepa refunds, send an email to boxoffice@calexpo.com. For more information about the California State Fair Toyota Concert Series and the full lineup: www.castatefair.org.

Chris Macias: 916-321-1253, @chris_macias

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