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      Big Fresno Fair: Concert Series, Performer Contest

      The Big Fresno Fair has announced its concert lineup for this year:

      CHEECH & CHONG and WARWednesday, October 37:00 p.m.

      LYNYRD SKYNYRDThursday, October 47:00 p.m.

      KENDRICK LAMARSaturday, October 67:00 p.m.

      KENNY LOGGINSMonday, October 87:00 p.m.

      TOBY MACwith opener Jamie GraceTuesday, October 97:00 p.m.

      WEEZERWednesday, October 107:00 p.m.

      FOREIGNERThursday, October 117:00 p.m.

      CHEVELLEFriday, October 127:00 p.m.

      ARIANA GRANDEwith opener Ryan BeattySaturday, October 131:00 p.m.

      Big Fair Fans can buy tickets online starting Monday, July 30. Plus, Big Fair Fan Club members will receive 50% off a single admission ticket with each concert ticket purchased in the same transaction. Offer online only. All you have to do to become a BFF and get your tickets first is sign up here.

      Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 6 at 9 a.m. online, at the Fair's Ticket Box Office or by calling (559) 650-FAIR.


      A total of six local performers will take to the stage as part of the 3rd Annual Local Performer Contest that will showcase local music artists on Thursday, October 4 from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. on the Pavilion Stage at the 2012 Big Fresno Fair.

      This competition invited local musicians, singers, or bands from throughout Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties to upload their music video online for their chance to take the stage! Click here to see all the videos that have been submitted for this competition and decide who you want to see live at the 2012 Big Fresno Fair.

      Two public voting phases will decide the final six local performers that have the chance to perform at the 2012 Big Fresno Fair during the 3rd Annual Local Performer Contest.

      Voting Phase 1 (narrows group down to 25 performers): July 17 - August 6Voting Phase 2 (decides final 6 performers): August 10 - September 4

      To case your vote, or to learn more about the Big Fresno Fair, visit

      -- Information from the Big Fresno Fair