Country-rock singer Juice Newton, who spends about five months out of the year on the road, likes gigs like this weekend's Palmdale Fall Festival.

"These fall events are great fun," Newton says. "They usually have a looser feel and a more fun-loving crowd."

Newton, who had a string of hits such as "Angel of the Morning," "Queen of Hearts" and "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me" in the '80s, will join '60s rock acts Johnny Rivers and Three Dog Night and the comedy act, Bowser & the Stingrays, at the Palmdale event this Saturday and Sunday.

Johnny Rivers, whose first hit was a cover of Chuck Berry's "Memphis" in 1964, has sold over 25 million records in his career.

From 1969 to 1973, Three Dog Night was one of the most popular rock acts in the world, scoring over 15 Top 20 singles and 14 gold albums. Their hits included "Joy to the World" and "Mama Told Me Not to Come."

Additionally, the fall festival will feature children's entertainment, arts, crafts, exhibits and food.

* Palmdale Fall Festival will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at McAdams Park, 38115 30th St. East, Palmdale. Admission is $3 general, $1 seniors and children 6-12. Children under 5 admitted free. Call (805) 267-5118.

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