The First Mariachi Competition for youth at the California State Fair
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.