Tony Bennett will perform on the fair’s closing night, Oct. 13. Tickets are $45-$50 and on sale 9 a.m. Aug. 29. The 88-year old singer has been topping the charts since the ’50s with songs like “Because of You” and “Rags to Riches,” and continues to stay relevant. His duets album with Lady Gaga is set for release in September.
The fair also announced the addition of alternative rock newcomers the Kongos (Oct. 10), comedian Jim Gaffigan (Oct. 1) and the La Buena Corrido Fest, featuring Larry Hernandez, Proyecto X and Jorge Valenzuela (Oct. 5). Tickets for Gaffigan are $30-$35 and on sale now. Tickets for Kongos are $8-$12. The La Buena Corrido Fest is $10-$30. Both will be on sale to the general public starting 9 a.m. Aug. 29.
The additions come with a change of dates for comedian Gabriel Iglesias, who is now performing Oct. 4. You can see the full fair schedule on the jump.
Also on the horizon is the Madera District Fair, which run Sept. 4-7 and features performances from War (Sept. 4), Dwight Yoakam (Sept. 5), Foreigner (Sept. 6) Los Tucanes (Sept. 7). Showtimes and ticket information can be found at www.maderafair.com or by calling (866) 973-9610 or (559) 674-8511.
Big Fresno Fair entertainment lineup:
Oct. 1: Jim Gaffigan Oct. 2: TobyMac Oct. 3: Dierks Bentle Oct. 4: Jake Miller and Kalin & Myles (1 p.m.) and Gabriel Iglesias Oct. 5: La Buena Corrido Fest w/ Larry Hernandez, Proyecto X and Jorge Valenzuela Oct. 6: Beach Boys Oct. 7: Sublime with Rome Oct. 8: Snoop Dogg Oct. 9: Justin Moore Oct. 10: KONOGOS Oct. 11: R5 (1 p.m.) and REO Speedwagon Oct. 12: La Kalle Festival (artists TBD) Oct. 13: Tony Bennett