2011 Marin County Fair to celebrate 75th anniversary of Golden Gate Bridge


TOOTS & THE MAYTALSThe Marin County Fair, long known for innovation and excellence, has just announced the Fair’s 2011 headline entertainment. This year’s headline acts will provide fairgoers with an exciting mix of music featuring popular bands that will appeal to all ages and all tastes.

The Marin County Fair, which has once again earned top recognition at the Western Fairs Association (WFA) 48th Annual Achievement Awards, runs June 30-July 4th and will kick off the 75th anniversary celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge.

In celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary, the Marin County Fair will showcase this world famous landmark in a number of fascinating and educational ways through exhibits at the Golden Gate Pavilion, video contests, information on the original builders, contests for kids, and many other 75th anniversary events.

Marin County Fair will, as in past years, be packed with multimedia presentations, global stage performers, competitive exhibits, award-winning arts and crafts, gardens, special cooking demos, a barnyard with farm animals, racing pigs, carnival rides, nightly fireworks and popular headline entertainment included with the price of admission.

For information: www.marinfair.org


Thursday, June 30, 7:30pm – THREE DOG NIGHT —-One of America’s most notable rock acts which earned 13 gold albums and recorded 21 Billboard Top 40 hits.

Friday, July 1, 7:30pm – TOOTS & THE MAYTALS – Jamaican reggae by one of the best known ska and reggae vocal groups.

Saturday, July 2, Afternoon 3pm – 7 WALKERS – Jam band with former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzman and Louisiana born guitarist Papa Mali.

Saturday, July 2, Evening, 7:30pm – OZOMATLI – Combining rock, hip hop, and Latin music Ozomotli’s salsa, cumbia, and hip hop rhythms will energize all ages.

Sunday, July 3, Afternoon, 3pm – U.S. AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND – large concert band performs a wide spectrum of styles including classical, jazz, popular, patriotic and ceremonial music.

Sunday, July 3, Evening, 7:30pm – THE POINTER SISTERS – Bay Area originals, the Pointer Sisters achieved mainstream success for over three decades with their upbeat vocals covering pop, disco, dance, soul, funk and R&B.

Monday, July 4, Afternoon, 2 & 4pm – PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND – exhilarating and legendary New Orleans jazz band.

Monday, July 4, Evening, 7:30pm – THE TEMPTATIONS – One of the country’s most successful soul, R&B, vocal groups who recorded for Motown Records.

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