San Mateo County Fair Brings The Whispers to the FREE Concert Series
The San Mateo County Fair “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” boasts a stunning variety of world-class musical entertainment, live performances, fun festival food, local and traditional contests, and a “Ferris Wheeling” carnival. June 8-16th.
(SAN MATEO, CA) The San Mateo County Fair has added The Whispers to the FREE CONCERT series. They will join other headliners: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Three Dog Night, Tower of Power, Morris Day and the Time, Queen Nation and Aerorocks.
The Whispers will perform on opening night, Saturday, June 8th, at the San Mateo County Fair. One of R&Bs most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, they began their legendary career in 1963, producing a string of hits over the last five decades: “And the Beat Goes On,” “Rock Steady,” “A Song For Donny,” and “Lady”. Their music has been heard on movie sound tracks: “Waiting To Exhale,” “Diary of A Mad Black Woman,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,” and Jay Leno’s “Collision Course.”
They are arguably the most celebrated R&B balladeers of their generation and still make women swoon with the silky yet forceful tenors of twins Walter and Scotty. In 2006, an independently produced CD, “For Your Ears Only” sold out at retailers across the nation and was lauded by many as one of the best CDs of the year and decade.
“We are bringing many new acts to this year’s Fair and we have two performances for Tower of Power. With The Whispers, Three Dog Night, Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas, Morris Day & The Time, and Aerorocks and Queen Nation, we anticipate new audiences from the peninsula and beyond,” said Chris Carpenter, San Mateo Event Center’s General Manager. Visit the Fair’s Twitter and Facebook pages for offers of free tickets and other news. All concerts are free with purchase of San Mateo County Fair General Admission. Tickets are available online and through Facebook.
The FREE concert series lineup includes: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, who rose to fame with the smash hit “We Built This City” and “Jane,” Also performing at the Fair for the first time is Morris Day and the Time, who became an 80’s Pop Funk band favorite with their breakout tune “Jungle Love,” and Queen Nation, a Queen Music Tribute Band that lives up to its promise of Queen’s well known hit “We Will Rock You. Three Dog Night bring their hits “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “One”, and “Joy to the World.” Tower of Power returns to the Fair with two performances. Tower of Power’s sound can be categorized as Urban Soul Music (according to the band’s leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo. Their hits “So Very Hard to Go,” and “Soul Vaccination,” are audience favorites. The Whispers, with their lush harmonies on hits such as “Rock Steady” and “The Beat Goes On” will appeal to R&B lovers and romantics. Aerorocks, voted the #1 Aerosmith tribute band for the last 15 years, will feature many of that band’s favorite hits.
Visit the website for more music and entertainment announcements. Limited VIP Gold Circle seating available.
About The San Mateo County Fair
The San Mateo County Fair “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” boasts a stunning variety of world-class musical entertainment, live performances, fun festival food, local and traditional contests, and a “Ferris Wheeling” carnival. The Fair lasts nine days and will be attended by over 130,000 guests.
The San Mateo County Event Center is the host of the San Mateo County Fair, which will be held June 8-16, 2013. Visit the web site: www.sanmateocountyfair.com often for regular updates, contest rules, entertainment schedules, promotions, giveaways and sponsorship information.
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