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Top 10 Concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre During the OC Fair

Posted on May 23, 2019 | 2:56pm | Travel Costa Mesa

With the OC Fair comes the return of the Pacific Amphitheatre Toyota Summer Concert Series! Beginning with a July 4th kick off with Eagles tribute band Hotel California, Pacific Amphitheatre will play host to more than 30 concerts this summer. The best part? Every concert ticket includes free admission to the OC Fair, too. If you’re planning to catch as many live shows as you can this summer, here are some of the top concerts you don’t want to miss in 2019!

July 4 Spectacular with Hotel California

The Pacific Symphony’s annual Fourth of July Spectacular will feature Eagles tribute band Hotel California for an evening of classic rock, a salute to the armed forces and an impressive fireworks display. Learn more

Rick Springfield

Grammy Award winner Rick Springfield comes to the Pacific Amphitheatre stage on July 11 backed by the Pacific Symphony. Expect a full sound as the pop culture icon with more than 5 Top 10 U.S. likes “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything for You.” Learn more


An annual highlight of the Costa Mesa summer concert series, Rebelution comes to the Pacific Amphitheatre for two nights on July 12 and 13, and features special guests Collie Buddz, Iya Terra and DJ Mackle. Rebelution has been a regular on the top of the Billboard reggae charts and, in 2016, was nominated for the Best Reggae Album Grammy Award. Learn more

Ziggy Marley with Toots and The Maytals

Speaking of reggae icons, two iconic names will bring laid back vibes to Orange County on July 19. Eight-time Grammy Award winner Ziggy Marley, eldest son of Bob Marley, will be joined by the legendary Toots and The Maytals, largely credited with naming the reggae genre thanks to a 1968 single. Learn more

Pat Benatar with Melissa Etheridge

Celebrating four decades of working together, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform on July 20, presumably celebrating their more than 19 Top 40 hits and multi-platinum, platinum and gold albums. Expect all your favorite classics from them and special guest Melissa Etheridge. Learn more

Happy Together 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Take a step back in time with the 10th anniversary of the Happy Together tour, featuring bands like The Turtles, The Classics IV, The Buckinghams, The Cowsills, Chuck Negron and Gardy Puckett & The Union Gap. Learn more


Celebrate classic rock with Chicago on July 26 in their 52nd year of touring. To date, Chicago has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, so this a show you’re not likely to forget anytime soon! Learn more

Smokey Robinson

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legendary songwriter Smokey Robinson will bring his classic sound to the Pacific Amphitheatre on July 17. Robinson is behind Motown’s first ever #1 hit on the R&B charts, “Shop Around,” among dozens more crowd favorites. Learn more

Kool & The Gang

With more than 70 million albums sold worldwide, Kool & The Gang have inspired generations of musicians. Now, they come to Costa Mesa with all of their classic favorites like “Celebration,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Ladies Night” on July 31. Joining them is Evelyn “Champagne” King, owner of the Top 10 hits “Shame” and “I Don’t Know If It’s Right.” Learn more

“Star Wars: A New Hope”

“Star Wars” fans will love the chance to experience the classic series installment with a powerful live performance of the 1977 film’s legendary score by the Pacific Symphony. Learn more

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