Young the Giant is just one of the acts billed for the Pacific Amphitheatre's Summer Concert Series' at the 2012 Orange County Fair.
The lineup offers genres of
On Wednesday and Thursday nights, two
Then on Thursday, Season 8 runner-up
On Saturday, Costa Mesa native Madasen McGrath, 15, will play an opening set of her original pop-rock music in support of Cody Simpson's USA tour. In 2008, Australian singer/songwriter Simpson — a Justin Beiber,
Teen-targeted entertainment will continue on Aug. 2 with singer-songwriter and actress
On July 25, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
Country music lovers will be treated to country singer
A succession of rock acts, ranging from classic rock to glam-metal and reggae, will make up most of the season's shows on the Pacific Amphitheatre stage.
On Friday night, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner of Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive will reunite for the first time in more than 20 years. Under a new name, Bachman & Turner, the group will perform live with Foghat. The band's hit songs include "Let It Ride," "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," "Takin' Care of Business."
On July 27, Grammy Award winning reggae superstars, Steel Pulse, will return to the Pacific Amphitheatre, accompanied by Orange County's The Dirty Heads.
On July 29, classic rock band Three Dog Night will take the stage. The group had three No. 1 songs in the U.S.: "Mama Told Me Not to Come" "Joy to the World" and "Black and White." Canadian Rock band The Guess Who will open.
Concert-goers can also get their '80s fix with English rock band Tears For Fears on Aug. 1. and
From its roots as a
Meanwhile, Birmingham-based Duran Duran sprung onto the music scene in 1981 combining guitar-based new wave with synth pop. Hits songs in the U.K .and U.S. include "Hungry Like The Wolf," "A View To a Kill" and "Rio."
Editor's note: Heather Youmans was a contestant on "American Idol."
Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre
July 18 - Scotty McCreery / Attwater, 8:15 p.m.
July 19 - Adam Lambert, 7:45 p.m.
July 20 - Bachman & Turner / Foghat, 7:30 p.m.
July 21 - Cody Simpson / Madasen McGrath, 8:15 p.m.
July 22 -
July 25 - Sheryl Crow / honeyhoney, 8 p.m.
July 26 - Hot Chelle Rae / Allstar Weekend, 7:45 p.m.
July 27 - Steel Pulse With Very Special Guest The Dirty Heads, 7 p.m.
July 28 - Earth, Wind & Fire, 8 p.m.
July 29 - Three Dog Night / The Guess Who, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 1 - Tears For Fears, 8:15 p.m.
Aug. 2 - Victoria Justice / Max Schneider, 8:15 p.m.
Aug. 3 -
Aug. 4 - The Fab Four / Surfin' Safari, 8 p.m.
Aug. 5 - Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m.
Aug. 8 - The All-American Rejects, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 9 – Heart, 8:15 p.m.
Aug. 10 - Martina McBride, 8:15 p.m.
Aug. 11 - Duran Duran, 8 p.m.