Search Destination Lancaster

Happy Sunday

Antelope Valley Fair and Events Center Concert Series Headliners

First of Two Concert Series Announcements

LANCASTER, CA. April 23, 2018 –  The Antelope Valley Fair and Events Center is proud to announce three of six concert performances for the upcoming 80th A.V Fair and Alfalfa Festival. The first three of six concert nights confirmed include, legendary performers Chaka Khan with Shelia E, rock and roll giant, STYX and country music maverick, Chase Rice with Devin Dawson.

Kicking off the 2018 “Holy Cow, we’re 80 Now!” 10-day fair on Friday night – August 17th will be concert headliner, Chaka Khan with Shelia E.  Fondly known as the “Mother of Funk”, ten-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan is set to perform her high- energy pop dance tunes like, I’m Every Woman, I Feel 4 You, Tell Me Something Good, Sweet Thing and more. Joining the stage on opening night will be the “Queen of Percussionist’ and electrifying singer Shelia E. whose countless top hits include, The Glamorous Life, Love Bizarre, Koo Koo and Droppin Like Flies.

Taking the stage on Saturday August 18th will be the progressive 70’s, pop and soft rock and roll band STYX whose musical hits include, Lady, Time on My Hands, Come Sale Away, Renegade and numerous other top forty hits, will entertain rock and rollers of all ages.

American county music singer and songwriter sensations, Chase Rice and Devin Dawson will appear on Monday August 20th.  Chase Rice is best known for his energetic live shows, that are known to thrill audiences with his edgy, electric sounds and top hits, including Ready Set Roll, Everybody We Know Does and more.  The proclaimed “Soul Sonic” singer Devin Dawson will also take the stage August 20th. The up and coming artist is known for hit songs, All on Me, Dark Horse and I Don’t Care Who Sees.

A.V. Fair and Events Center Board of Director President, Howard Harris commented, “Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our sponsors, community partners and hundreds of volunteers, together we are celebrating 80 years of making lifetime memories that honor our valley’s past and celebrates our future”.  The 2018 Fair is shaping up to be one of our most exciting and engaging fairs ever. The Directors and staff have been hard at work planning several new fan experiences. Fair fans stay tuned, we’ll be making several more announcements over the next few months as the fair dates draw closer.”

The second concert series announcement, featuring three additional dates and headliners will be revealed in the next few weeks. Fans are encouraged to purchase concert tickets early, as there is limited concert seating for Gold Circle, Trackside and Standing Room tickets. 

Complete ticket information and Fair details are available at The AV Fair is presented by title sponsor, IBEW / NECA and the concert series is made possible by the Palmdale Auto Mall.


Media Contact: Patricia Fregoso-Cox

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2018


80th annual Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival

August 17 – August 26, 2018 • “Holy Cow We’re 80 Now!”