Music festival aims to fill county fair void
by TP staff
May 27, 2014 | 6705 views | 4 4 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A five-day music festival and carnival with a fireworks show in July will try to fill the void left by the absence this year of the San Joaquin County Fair.

Las Vegas-based Next Level Concert Group is running the 2014 San Joaquin County Family Fair, July 2 through July 5, at the county fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way in Stockton.

The San Joaquin County Fair Board of Directors voted in December to cancel the 2014 county fair. A group was formed to create the AgFest Junior Show and Auction, scheduled from June 17 to 21 at the fairgrounds, to continue the fair’s usual agriculture and livestock events.

Kelly Olds, the San Joaquin County Fair CEO, said the fairgrounds works with promoters throughout the year to present entertainment events.

Olds said the county fair has included concerts in the past, but to his knowledge, this will be the first music festival at the fairgrounds. Olds said the event is also scheduled to have a carnival with rides and a Fourth of July fireworks show.

The 2014 San Joaquin County Family Fair website list five themed days of concerts featuring hip-hop, country-western, gospel, rhythm and blues and Latin music.

The music festival begins July 2 with Women of Soul performances by Eve and SSW. Country Day, on July 3, features country artist David Lee Murphy. A fireworks show and a performance by 2003 American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will highlight the Fourth of July Firework Extravaganza concert. July 5 will feature artists Lakeside, Dazz and Al B Sure on R&B-Funk Day. The music festival ends July 6 with Mexican Day, including performances by Los Morros del Norte, El Tiburon y su Tropi Party, and Banda La Costena.

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Preordered tickets are $25 and include general admission to the fair. Concert tickets will cost another $10 if bought the day of the performance.

Tickets for general admission to the fair only will cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children up to 5 years old. Children younger than 5 will be admitted free.

General admission for July 4 is $3 with a nonperishable food donation for the Bread of Life charity.

Wristbands offering fair admission and unlimited rides are $25 for people 13 years old and older or $20 for children 13 and younger.

For more information, the music festival’s website is

• Contact Glenn Moore at or 830-4252.
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May 27, 2014
"Mexican Day." What does this mean?

Also, what about "rock" music?

May 28, 2014
White peoples day was voted down.

We have no culture.
May 29, 2014
Rock music doesn't belong in Mexifornia.
May 29, 2014
Unfortunately everyday is Mexican day.

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