The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival entertainment lineup for 2020 will include George Clinton, Banda Machos, Vanilla Ice (!), and more.
The 2020 Date Festival lineup:
Saturday, February 15th, 7:30pm: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
With inspiration by Motown and James Brown, George Clintoncreated a funky twist, calling it “Funkadelic”. His music became the soundtrack of many popular movies such as “House Party” and “The Night Before” along with doing commercials for Apple, Nike and the Tracey Ullman Show. In 1997, Clinton’s Partliament/Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Clinton has received a Grammy, a Dove (gospel) and an MTV music video awards.
Sunday, February 16th, 7:00pm – Banda Machos
Originally from Jalisco, Mexico, Banda Machos have produced more than 20 albums since the ‘90’s. The band sings a combination of Banda music, Quebradita, and Ranchera. The bands hit songs include “La Culebra, Un Indio Quiere Llorar” and “La Novia Coja”. Univisión’s Lo Nuestro awarded them for Revelation of the Year in the Mexican/Regional category, achieving a Furia Musical award for Best Mexican Band. In early 2000, they were nominated for a Best Banda Album Grammy.
Friday, February 21st, 7:30pm – I Love the 90’s
Travel back in time with the most loved songs of the 1990’s. “I Love the 90’s” show features Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Coolio & Young MC. So yeah, you are going to have to stop, collaborate and listen.
Saturday, February 22nd, 7:30pm – Chris Janson
Rolling Stone called Jansen a “live legacy in the making.” The three-time CMA nominee has collected prestigious accolades that place him amongst country music greats. He won ACM Video of the Year for his Gold-certified hit song “Drunk Girl,” which also earned the Song of the Year title at the 2018 MusicRow Awards. The song was named one of the “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written” by NSAI. His chart-topping, double-Platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat” earned the same NSAI honor, making him one in a handful of the industry’s most elite artists to earn the title multiple times, as well as the iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year.
Sunday, February 23rd, 3:30pm – Mariachi Sol de Mexico© de Jose Hernandez
A 5th generation Mariachi band from Jalisco, Mexico, they have earned eight Lain Grammy nominations. Their recent release, Leyandas de mi Pueblo (Legends of My Land), is a tribute to mariachi music in the golden era of Mexican cinema. The recording earned Best Ranchera/Mariachi Album Latin GRAMMY nomination. The group is a regular performer at Mariachi festivals throughout the United States.
All shows are free with paid fair admission.
The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is presented by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The Fair, in Indio, runs February 14-23. You can purchase your tickets early to take advantage of the discounted prices: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for youth, $8 for group tickets or bus tours (minimum of 25), and $22 for Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands.
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