The Big Fresno Fair has finalized this year’s entertainment lineup and it includes some hip-hop, classic rock, country, comedy and now … crooning.

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 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
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    5 thoughts on “Big Fresno Fair finalizes entertainment schedule

    • August 23, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Really? Snoop Dogg….read the racist, violent lyrics of his ‘music’ Does the Fair Board think these kinds of messages are appropriate for this community? Common sense would say that this is not the time to give top billing to Snoop Dogg.

    • August 24, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      I noticed there isn’t anything for Sunday the 12th. Are they just not going to have a show in the Paul Paul?

      • August 24, 2014 at 4:54 pm

        Never mind I was going by the website, I see you have something listed.

    • August 25, 2014 at 5:43 am

      Is this the best Fresno can do?
      Sad very sad.

    • October 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      “I left my heart in San Francisco” is my favorite Tony Bennett song.”


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