Amplif[ie]d | End of Summer Concert Series at the LA County Fair – Kool & The Gang

By: Natalie Bates

Outdoor concerts and summer go hand in hand, and there is no better way to close out the outdoor music season than at the Los Angeles County Fair’s End of Summer Concert Series!


Featuring top musicians from many different genres, there is sure to be something for everyone. I was lucky enough to be able to see 1970s R&B and funk legends Kool & The Gang, The Ohio Players and Rose Royce last Friday night. It was an incredible show!


Three killer bands kept the crowd on their feet all night long, dancing to hits such as “Roller Coaster of Love” (The Ohio Players), “Car Wash” (Rose Royce), “Jungle Boogie” “Ladies’ Night,” and all-time party favorite, “Celebration” (Kool & The Gang). The energy was high from start to finish, as band members danced around the stage, wailed on the horns and grooved on the bass—demonstrating their unique blend of jazz, funk and soul. These exceptionally talented musicians took the audience back in time to the 70s and 80s and turned the LA County Fair into a funky dance party!


General Seating concert tickets are included with your fair admission and can be picked up beginning at 1:00p.m. the day of the show at the Rose Lane ticket booth. Make sure to get your tickets early, as they are first come, first served, and there are only a limited number available. However, floor seats and box seats can be purchased in advance online through the LA County Fair website (ticket purchase includes fair admission).


So grab some fried fair food, and get ready for an amazing night of music!


Want to check out one of the shows? Here’s who is playing during the last two weeks of the fair:

Thurs., Sept. 17: Bell Biv DeVoe with Tony! Toni! Tone! & Ginuwine

Fri., Sept. 18: Lynyrd Skynyrd & The Outlaws

Sat., Sept. 19: Train

Sun., Sept. 20: Paquita la del Barrio with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

Thurs., Sept. 24: The Beach Boys

Fri., Sept. 25: WAR with Tierra & Malo

Sat., Sept. 26: Jake Owen & Parmalee

Sun., Sept. 27: Chicago & Boz Scaggs