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Kool & the Gang coming to AV Fair


On Sept. 23

American R&B and soul band Kool & the Gang has been added to this year’s Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival Concert Series, organizers announced. The iconic funk band will take the Grandstand Arena stage on Saturday, Sept. 23. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Attendees can look forward to the band’s classic hits such as “Get Down on It,” “Summer Madness,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Hollywood Swinging,”  “Celebrate” and more. Alternative hip-hop group Digital Underground will be the opening act. Tickets range in price from $30 to $75 and can be purchased online at:

Rounding out the 2023 Palmdale Auto Mall Grandstand Concert Series will be:

•   Randy Houser & Rodney Atkins on Friday,

Sept. 22

•   Calibre 50 & La Adictiva Banda on Sunday,

Sept. 24

•   Clint Black & Ned LeDoux on Monday,

Sept. 25

•   STYX on Tuesday, Sept. 26

The 2023 Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival, themed “A Barn Good Time,” starts Sept. 22 and runs through Oct. 1.

“This year’s fair theme says it all. It’s going to be ‘A Barn Good Time,'” said Board of Director President Angie Hughes. “In addition to a diverse and impressive concert lineup, fairgoers are in for a treat with fabulous food vendors, delightful exhibits, amazing carnival, and games, plenty of live music on the grounds, and high-energy arena events.”

“Of course, at the heart of our Fair are our amazing exhibits. I want to remind everyone that there’s plenty of time to enter their baked goods, artwork, photography, and other exhibit opportunities,” Hughes said. “It’s fun to compete and even more fun to bring home a blue ribbon. This is the time of year that our families, friends, neighbors, and entire communities come together to make memories that last a life-time.”

The Fair will be dark on Wednesday Sept. 27. For all details and updates, visit Pre-sale discounted general admission tickets are on sale now.