Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival Headliner Entertainment Announced

Kimberly Wright - Fair Marketing Manager

The Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is pleased to announce a star-studded performer lineup for the 2018 Fair.

Platinum-selling country star Chase Rice will be performing at the Fair on Saturday, February 17th at 7:30 p.m. Rice just released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Lambs & Lions, today (Nov. 17)! His first single from Lambs & Lions, “Three Chords & The Truth,” is currently Top 40 and climbing the country charts and available at digital retailers now. Rice’s debut album Ignite the Night debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart, and produced a pair of Top 5 hits, the Platinum-certified "Ready Set Roll" and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.” The past few years have been monumental ones for Rice with a world-wide tour including opening runs for country megastars like Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley, and is currently on the road headlining his 2017 Lambs & Lions Tour.

Los Rieleros del Norte will be performing at the Fair on Sunday, February 18th at 7:30 p.m. The band formed in Ojinaga, Chihuahua in 1984 and later moved to Texas. Los Rieleros del Norte are one of the oldest norteño bands performing today. Los Rieleros del Norte have recorded many albums over the years and include: Estampida Norteña, Prieta Orgullos and Aventura Pasada. Among their many songs, “El Columpio”, “Te Quiero Mucho”, “Amor Prohibido”, “No le Digas a Nadie” and “Copa Sin Vino” are just some of their many singles, which have been at the top of the Mexican music Billboards.

Lou Gramm, founding member of Foreigner, with Foghat will take the stage at the Fair on Saturday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. Lou Gramm was born in Rochester, NY, and began his musical career in is mid-teens, playing in local bands. Gramm became one of the most successful rock vocalists of the late 1970s and 1980s with Foreigner. Foreigner had hit songs to include “Feels Like the First Time”, “Cold as Ice” and “Hot Blooded”. His unique vocals have made Foreigner one of Billboard’s Top 100 Artists of All Time in hit songs history.

Foghat is truly a timeless band with hits like “Slow Ride”, “Fool for the City” and “Third Time Lucky”. Formed in 1971, Foghat has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. They continue to release new music every few years and still continue to tour. With a thunderous blend of blues, boogie and rock ’n’ roll there is no way Foghat will disappoint!

On the last day of the Fair, Sunday, February 26th, Super Fiesta will pack the house with excitement. Performing in the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion at 3pm is Carmen Jara, Banda Pachuco and Los Tequileros de Ramon Jimenez.

The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is presented by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, the desert’s leader in gaming and entertainment. The Fair, in Indio, runs February 16-25. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Purchase your tickets early and receive them at a discounted price: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for youth, $8 for group tickets or bus tours (minimum of 25), and $22 for Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands. For more information, call 800.811.FAIR or visit where you can buy and print your Fair tickets at home.

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