Pop and R&B star Jason Derulo as well as hip-hop legend and actor L.L. Cool J are the latest big-name acts announced for the upcoming L.A. County Fair.
L.L. Cool J, who has been behind hip-hop anthems such as “Mama Said Knock You Out” as well as starring in movies and the television series “NCIS: Los Angeles,” is set to take the stage Sept. 27. Joining him will beDJ Z-Trip and special guests Salt-N-Pepa, who like L.L. Cool J are hip-hop pioneers with songs like 1987's No. 1 hit “Push It.”
More shows announced for L.A. County Fair End of Summer Concert Series in Pomona include country acts David Nail and Easton Corbin (who was at this year's Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio) with special guest Jamie Lynn Spears scheduled for Sept. 1.
Los Angeles alternative rock and pop band R5 is set to perform Sept. 13, while Christian performers Third Day and MercyMe will take the stage Sept. 10.
Previously, the fair announced:
* Charlie Wilson on Aug. 31
* Neon Trees on Sept. 4
* War on Sept. 5
* Pentatonix on Sept. 6
* Roberto Tapia and Irene Davi on Sept. 7
* Boyz II Men with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds on Sept. 13
* Jennifer Nettles with Brandy Clark on Sept. 14
* George Benson and Chaka Khan on Sept. 18
* Heart on Sept. 26
* Earth, Wind & Fire on Sept. 28
Reserved seating ranges from $41.75-$150.50 depending on seat location and act, according to www.ticketmaster.com. Fair admission is included in the price of concert tickets.
Additionally, a limited number of free assigned seats are given away at 3 p.m. the day of the concert at the ticket booth on Rose Lane, but is given on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, head to www.lacountyfair.com/concerts
Other concerts taking place in the Inland Empire include the return of aBeatles vs. Stones tribute show on Aug. 2 to the Grove Theater in Upland.
Tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash are set to compete against each other for the third time after two performances previously sold out.
Jesse Wilder, who plays George Harrison, said in a news release that “the first show seemed like a Stones audience and the second one was definitely a Beatles crowd. Aug. 2 will be the rubber match and we're hoping Beatles fans come out to support us.”
The performance is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. at the theater, 276 E. 9th St., Upland.
Tickets range from $25-$50 and can be purchased through 909-920-4343 or online at www.grovetheatre.com.
Instead of tribute bands, the National Orange Show in San Bernardino will host electronic dance music acts at Hard With Style on Aug. 23 at the NOS Center Damus Building.
The event, presented by Basscon and Headhunterz, is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. at the center, 689 S. E St., San Bernardino. Netherlands DJ Headhunterz, considered part of the hard dance scene, is scheduled to perform with more acts to be announced.
Tickets are $35 plus fees.