OC Fair: Pacific Amphitheatre Adds Pre-Fair Shows With Stephen Marley, The Green


The OC Fair has announced a pair of pre-fair concerts including reggae singer-songwriter Stephen Marley, the son of Bob Marley, who return to Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on Saturday, July 1.

He’ll be joined by Fortunate Youth, Arise Roots with special guests TBA. Tickets are $25-$65 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at Ticketmaster.com.

Hawaiian reggae group The Green will headline on Saturday, July 8 with support from Mike Love, Hirie, Jesse Royal and Common Sense. Tickets are $25-$65 and also go sale at 10 a.m. March 18 at Ticketmaster.com.

Pre-fair shows do not include OC Fair admission.

So far, the Pacific Amphitheatre Toyota Summer Concert Series is shaping up with a diverse lineup of talent. Tribute bands Bee Gees Gold and Abba LA will officially kickoff the season on Friday, July 14; The Happy Together Tour returns with The Turtles, Little Anthony, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and more on Sunday, July 16; Dwight Yoakam and Asleep at the Wheel take over on Thursday, July 20; and rising rapper Yung Gravy will headline on Friday, July 21.

Country trio Midland takes the stage Saturday, July 22; Styx performs Thursday, July 27; George Thorogood & The Destroyers will headline with The Robert Cray Band on Friday, July 28; X is teaming up with The English Beat and Save Ferris on Sunday, July 30; AJR and Em Beihold play on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Other performances include: Beck with Phoenix on Wednesday, Aug. 9; Comedian Jeff Dunham on Thursday, Aug. 10; Rebelution will headline three evenings with Iration and the Expendables Friday, Aug. 11-Sunday, Aug. 13; and Chicago has a post-fair show scheduled on Sunday, Aug. 20. For the full schedule, go to pacamp.com.

Kelli Skye Fadroski | Digital Features Editor Kelli Skye Fadroski lives for music, horror and comedy. Since starting at The Orange County Register in 2006, she’s reported on major music festivals, concert tours and award shows, seasonal horror attractions and conventions, theme parks and more. Now a digital features editor with the Southern California News Group, she edits, assigns and curates entertainment content while still contributing features on a range of artists, authors and comedians. A graduate of Cal State Fullerton, she cheers on the NFL’s Detroit Lions, listens to punk and alt-country music, watches “The Bachelor/Bachelorette” with her girlfriends and can often be found exploring local craft breweries and Tiki bars.


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