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Plain White T’s, TLC, Sean Kingston and more: State Fair unveils 2019 concert lineup

The First Mariachi Competition for youth at the California State Fair

Mariachi Inlakech performs at the Inaugural Mariachi Competition at the California State Fair. Javier Gomez, Artitistic Director, said that through their culture it inspires the children and gives them hope.
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Mariachi Inlakech performs at the Inaugural Mariachi Competition at the California State Fair. Javier Gomez, Artitistic Director, said that through their culture it inspires the children and gives them hope.

The California State Fair has unveiled its concert lineup for 2019: a mix of rock and tribute bands with some reggae, R&B and mariachi mixed in.

There’s live music at Cal Expo each day of the fair, July 12 through 28. Plain White T’s will take the stage first July 12, followed the next day by Queen tribute Queen Nation, and TLC on July 14 will round out the opening weekend.

Other notable original acts include the Marshall Tucker Band on July 17, Sean Kingston on July 19, Mariachi Vargas and the statewide high school mariachi competition July 21, and Tony! Toni! Toné! on July 26. In addition to Queen Nation, tribute bands will play covers of Def Leppard, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Eagles and more.

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