2014 Marin County Fair to Feature Joan Jett, Huey Lewis and The News & More, 7/2-6
The 2014 Marin County Fair, themed The Happiest Fair On Earth, will be the place to be over July 4th weekend with more family fun than ever before! The fair, which attracts more than 120,000 attendees over its five day run, takes place at the Marin County Fairgrounds in San Rafael, Wednesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 6. Hours are 11am to 11pm daily with headline concerts each day featuring some of Marin County's beloved locals - Huey Lewis and the News, Night Ranger, and Elvin Bishop (full schedule below.) The Fair is a one-price gate. Admission includes concerts, exhibits, entertainment, nightly fireworks and 28 free carnival rides! Adults are $17, Senior Citizens 65 and older, $15, Children 4-12 $15, and Children under 4, Free.
Tickets are available online beginning Monday, June 2 on the fair's Facebook page, via the Fair website, on your mobile device, at www.marinfair.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Marin Center Box Office (10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael) 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, from June 2 to July 1 Monday through Friday. Call 415.473.6800 for more information or visit the website at http://www.marinfair.org/.
Headline acts for 2014
All concerts are included in the price of admission.
Wednesday, July 2, 7:30 pm
HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS - Marin County's own Huey Lewis opens the 2014 Marin County Fair! Starting at Uncle Charlie's in Corte Madera and rocking audiences worldwide for over three decades, these Grammy Award-winners have written and performed numerous Top Ten Hits including The Power of Love, which was nominated for an Academy Award and soared to #1 on Billboard's singles chart.
Thursday, July 3, 3 pm
Folk rock band Orpheus concert features their 1968 hit single "Can't Find The Time" and favorites from their four influential and classic albums of the late 60's and early 70's. Orpheus emerged from the creative whirlwind of the 60's and their seamless vocal harmonies are of timeless appeal. They have performed on bills with Cream, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, and The Who, among others.
Thursday, July 3, 7:30 pm
On the 30th anniversary of its release The Wailers will perform the iconic album Legend in its entirety. Named by Time Magazine as the "Best Album of the 20th Century" and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Legend is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.
Friday, July 4, 3 pm
LA SANTA CECILIA
Widely embraced by critics and an ever-growing legion of fans as musical ambassadors of Los Angeles' young bicultural population La Santa Cecilia, named for the patron saint of musicians, recently saw their album "Treinta Dias" win this year's Grammy Award for "Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album" and named one of the best releases of 2013 by NPR, iTunes and more!
Friday, July 4, 7:30 pm
MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND
Aside from their marching band themed costumes, and multi member drum and brass corps, M4 is far from a "marching band" in any traditional sense. Their show takes you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe and through the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz while boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers.
Saturday, July 5, 3 pm
BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET
Steeped in the bayou tradition, BeauSoleil specializes in the Zydeco of the Louisiana Bayou carrying the Creole torch nationwide. One of the most well-known bands playing in the Cajun and Creole tradition; they mix their swamp style with Tex-Mex, Country, Blues, and Rock switching elegantly between genre and language.
Saturday, July 5, 7:30 pm
Starting in Mill Valley in 1980, classic rock stars Night Ranger gained popularity with a series of albums and singles and are best known for the power balladSister Christian (with MTV video filmed at San Rafael High School), When You Close Your Eyes and (You Can Still) Rock in America. Their new album High Road will be released this June!
Sunday, July 6, 3 pm
A founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Marin County's Elvin Bishop tasted pop success with his 1976 smash hit Fooled Around and Fell In Love. Bishop's long and varied career includes everything from down gutbucket blues played in smoky South Side Chicago taverns, to raucous roadhouse R&B, to rollicking good time rock & roll.
Sunday, July 6, 7:30 pm
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
Joan Jett is a legend in the rock 'n' roll world and an inspiration for female rockers everywhere. With her band, the Blackhearts, Jett became a hit machine in the 1980s, pumping out rock anthems like I Love Rock 'n' Roll, I Hate Myself for Loving You and Crimson and Clover. Her latest album Unvarnished,released in 2014, features the hit single Any Weather. Jett is one of only two women to make Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.