San Mateo County Fair Announces Celebrity Concert Line-Up

Posted on March 6, 2011


77th   Annual San Mateo County Fair Announces Celebrity Concert Line-Up Featuring Air
Supply, The Four Tops, WAR, Tower of Power, Grand Funk Railroad and Pablo Cruise

(SAN MATEO, Calif.) –The San Mateo County Fair where “Innovation Meets Tradition”
announces the 2011 renowned free entertainment series scheduled to perform nightly with a
celebrity roster at the San Mateo County Fair, June 11-19, 2011. All shows start at 7:30 P.M. and
concerts are FREE with admission. Fairgoers are encouraged to purchase season ticket passes for
huge savings and attend all concerts.  

This year’s Fair is proud to announce the 2011 entertainment lineup: Air Supply, The Four
Tops, WAR, Tower of Power, Grand Funk Railroad and Pablo Cruise. Bay Area legends of
soul and R&B music, Tower of Power will return to the San Mateo County Fair by popular
demand to perform two nights back to back! Playing hits such as “What Is Hip” and “You’re Still a
Young Man,” the group keeps the Bay Area coming back for more amazing tunes. And in concert
mix of brass, funk and harmony they’re a sure fire performance that will take the night away.

For a complete list of concert performers, dates / times and to purchase season ticket passes visit

The following bands will be playing on the dates and times below on the Main Stage. Shows start
at 7:30. Limited seating is available.

Air Supply – June 11, 2011

It is quiet and still in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. At Woodland Magic, his home studio high on a
ridge near Park City, Graham Russell, along with his music partner Russell Hitchcock, is hard at
work on the new Air Supply album. Of course, “work” may be too dreary a term; for Graham and
Russell,   making   music   is   nothing   less   than   pure   joy,   and   has   been   for   over   a   quarter   century.
Best known for their towering love ballads, Graham and Russell are the first to point out that with
every album, Air Supply seeks to break new musical ground. That is certainly, and strikingly, true
on   their   new   Reprise   Records   release   Yours   Truly.  Performance   date   and   time:   Saturday,
June 11th at 7:30p.m.

The Four Tops – June 12, 2011

In 1954, at a high school party in Detroit, Stubbs, Fakir, Benson and Payton were urged by
partygoers to provide some impromptu entertainment. The synergy was obvious, immediate and
strong. The quartet decided to start performing, and called themselves The Four Aims (Aiming for
the Top). The group’s popularity grew as they performed at small clubs all over Detroit, honing
their act while singing jazz and standards. So as not to be confused with the Ames Brothers, The
Four Aims changed the name of their group to the Four Tops and recorded their first hit single,
“Kiss Me Baby, “ with Chess Records in 1956.
Performance date and time: Sunday, June 12th at 7:30p.m.

San Mateo County Fair Media Contact:  Sandra Evans & Associates 415 887 9230