Randy Houser, Kool & the Gang to perform at 2019 Riverside County Fair

2019 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival entertainment line-up

INDIO, Calif. — Get ready as the 73rd annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival makes its way to Indio February 15th – 24th.

 For 73 years, families have looked to the Riverside County Fair to give   them the best entertainment value – that’s why they keep coming back   year after year.   We have an exciting line-up of Headliner entertainment   in the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion including Randy Houser, Ramon  Ayala, Salt-n-Pepa, Kool & the Gang and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez. Don’t forget that all headliner entertainment is included with the price of admission.

Discover How Country Feels with Randy Houser 

Saturday, February 16th at 7:30 p.m.
Randy Houser

Come down to the Fair to hear the hometown sounds of critically and commercially acclaimed country artist Randy Houserwho will perform at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival on Saturday, February 16th at 7:30 PM in the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion.

In 2013, Houser released the critically and commercially acclaimed How Country Feels, spawning four top five singles, including “How Country Feels” and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” both peaking at number one. His fourth single, “Like a Cowboy” earned him a Country Music Association Song of the Year nomination. With his upcoming album Magnolia, Houser moves in a bold new direction by stripping down to a more organic sound. Inspired by the roots-oriented Americana he grew up hearing and playing in his Mississipi hometown, Houser bares his soul on tracks such as “No Stone Unturned” and “What Whiskey Does,” a collaboration with Hillary Lindsey. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience Houser’s music live at the Riverside County Fair.


A Night With Ramon Ayala

Sunday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Ramon Ayala

Norteño music legend Ramon Ayalawill perform at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival on Sunday, February 17th at 7:00 pm in the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion. Through his mastery of the accordion, vocals, and songwriting for over 40 years, his musical styling is sure to get audiences on their feet!

Ramon Ayala grew up around music and started playing the accordion at six years of age. Inspired and supported by his parents, Ramon Ayala gained success performing locally in his state of Tamaulipas. He joined Cornelio Reya in a band known as Los Relampagos del Norte, where he found success with singles such as “Ya No Llores” and “Mi Tesoro.” Ayala created his own band in 1971 and he made a name of his own with hits such as “Un Rinconcito en el Cielo,” “Chaparra de Mi Amor,” and “Tragos Amargos.” He was dubbed “The Accordion King” and his popularity has grown across borders and generations, revolutionizing Norteño music and re-defining the genre while earning several Grammy’s. This legendary and iconic star will surely put on a show that you won’t want to miss.


Twist and Shout with Salt-n-Pepa

Friday, February 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
Salt-n-Pepa

The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is excited to welcome to the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion, Grammy Award winners Salt-n-Pepa on Friday, February 22nd at 7:30 PM!

Salt-n-Pepa have revolutionized hip hop and broken barriers for female rappers throughout their illustrious career. Their critically acclaimed debut album Hot, Cool & Vicious spawned the hit single “Push It,” earning a platinum certification from the RIAA. Their singles “Twist and Shout,” “Shake Your Thang,” “Do You Want Me,” and “Let’s Talk about Sex” from their albums A Salt with a Deadly Pepa and Black’s Magic climbed to the top of the charts. Their 1993 album Very Necessary peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and spawned the hit singles “Shoop,” ”Whatta Man,” and ”None of Your Business,” the latter earning the group a Grammy, the first for female rappers. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience the sounds of these living legends when they take the stage at the Riverside County Fair!

The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is excited to welcome to the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion, Grammy Award winners Salt-n-Pepaon Friday, February 22nd at 7:30 PM!

Salt-n-Pepa have revolutionized hip hop and broken barriers for female rappers throughout their illustrious career. Their critically acclaimed debut album Hot, Cool & Vicious spawned the hit single “Push It,” earning a platinum certification from the RIAA. Their singles “Twist and Shout,” “Shake Your Thang,” “Do You Want Me,” and “Let’s Talk about Sex” from their albums A Salt with a Deadly Pepa and Black’s Magic climbed to the top of the charts. Their 1993 album Very Necessary peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and spawned the hit singles “Shoop,” ”Whatta Man,” and ”None of Your Business,” the latter earning the group a Grammy, the first for female rappers. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience the sounds of these living legends when they take the stage at the Riverside County Fair!


Celebrate with Kool & the Gang

Saturday, February 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Kool & The Gang

The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is excited to welcome Grammy Award winners Kool & the Gangon Saturday, February 23rd at 7:30 pm in the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion.

Kool & the Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. They’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum certifications. Their hit songs like “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness,” and “Open Sesame” showcase their eclectic sounds and musical prowess, as they skillfully reference and blend across genres like jazz, soul, funk, rock, and pop to create a truly unique and unforgettable sound. Don’t miss your chance to sing along and dance to the music of Kool & the Gang at the Fair!


Mariachi Sol de Mexico® de Jose Hernandez 

Sunday, February 24th at 3:30 p.m.
Mariachi Sol de Mexico® de Jose Hernandez 

Mariachi Sol de Mexico ® de Jóse Hernàndezwill perform at the Riverside County

Fair & National Date Festival on Sunday, February 24th at 3:30 PM in the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion

Since 1981, Mariachi Sol de Mexico® de Jóse Hernández has broken countless barriers in mariachi music with their original rhythms, fresh sounds and inspiring ideas. Their energizing music has earned them a Grammy nomination—the first for any mariachi ensemble—and has led them to play all around the world, including Spain, China, and even North Korea. Mariachi Sol de Mexico® embraces the romanticism of Mexico’s land, people, and beauty, sharing the culture wherever they go. You won’t want to miss their performance at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival!

ALL CONCERTS ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR FAIR ADMISSION!

Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion is our very own outdoor concert pavilion. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to line up early and see you here at the Fair!

Don’t miss the special promotions at the Fair this year:

  • Opening Friday, February 15 – Fantasy $5 Friday – As the presenting sponsor of the Fair, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is giving back to the community by creating an entire day for all Fairgoers to get into the Fair for only $5.00!
  • Veterans plus three guests are admitted FREE every day of the Fair (ID required)
  • Veteran’s Appreciation Day – Monday, February 18 – join us for the Presidents’ Day Parade and a special presentation on the Pageant Stage at 5:30 pm dedicated to our veterans.
  • Kids’ Day – Tuesday through Thursday (2/19-2/21) – with each paid adult admission, one child (ages 6-12) can get into the fair at no charge from 3:00 pm to close.
  • Riverside County Department of Waste Resources – Wednesday, February 20 – Bring in small used e-waste (electronic devices) for recycling. Get into the Fair for FREE!  Acceptable items are listed on DateFest.org.

The 73rd  Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is presented by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Gates are open 10:00 am-10:00 pm from Friday-Monday and noon-10:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday. Purchase your tickets early to take advantage of discounted prices. 

For tickets and more information, visit https://datefest.org.


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