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Announced: Skillet, Austin Mahone and LL Cool J at the Fresno Fair

LLCOOLJ_Approved PhotoIt’s always exciting when the lineup for the Big Fresno Fair’s Table Mountain Concert Series starts trickling in.

This morning the fair made its first announcement. It includes two-time Grammy winning rapper LL Cool J, who will play Oct. 12. Cool J (or LL) is a hip-hop pioneer (turned actor) with 30 years in the business. His new album “Authentic” is out on Tuesday.

Also announced:

  • 10/5 Austin Mahone, who is one of those young singers who rose to fame on Youtube. Think Justin Bieber or Ryan Beatty. Mahone has a new single with rapper Flo Rida.
  • 10/8 Christian rockers Skillet, which do an alternative, rock, metal fusion that has crossover appeal. The band’s new ablum, “Rise,” will be out in June.

Tickets for the shows go on sale Aug. 12. Members of the Big Fresno Fair Fan Club can buy tickets online starting July 31.

“Every year we work hard to bring the best entertainment across a variety of genres and could not be more excited to announce these concerts as part of our 2013 concert-line-up,” says John C. Alkire, CEO, The Big Fresno Fair.

Schedules like this are always a work in progress, so there will be more bands announced in the coming months, but so far these are pretty much what you expect in terms of genre.

Before the next set of bands is confirmed, who would you like to see at the Fair?

Responses to "Announced: Skillet, Austin Mahone and LL Cool J at the Fresno Fair"

Lisa says:

Excited to see Skillet on there! Just got into their music this year. Hopefully th ere is a good Tuesday promo for fair entrance. Wouldn’t mind seeing LL too but I low it would b crazy.

I would like to see Evanescence, Three Days Grace (without frontman now I’m not sure), Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park.

As you can see, I like a good mix of music. Except country.

Tammy Sengnalivong says:

Is It Free To Get A Meet And Greet With Austin Mahone ?

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