2021 Concerts & Entertainment

Fair Fun

Payton Stage Concerts

All concerts start @ 7:30pm

Left of Center

September 3

Journey Revisited

September 4

The Money Band

September 5

SAM'Z School of Rock

September 6

Island Stage Acts

Performance times and locations vary. More acts announced soon.

Kevin K

Kevin K

Nightly Friday – Sunday
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grounds Acts

Performance times and locations vary.

The Magic of Frank Thurston

The Magic of Frank Thurston

For over 35 Years Bakersfield Magician  Frank Thurston has been the Top-Choice for
only the Finest-Quality, Professional Magic for  any  Occasion!  Performing Member of the World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle.   Kern County’s FAVORITE Magician Since 1984 and Voted Bakersfield’s.

stiltwalkers

Stiltwalkers

Stilt Circus is a 3-time award winning company.  “Circus of the Year” and “Hospitality Excellence Award” from Lux Life in 2019 and we were presented with the “Barham Award” at the 2017 Western Fairs Association Convention in Reno, Nevada.

All Alaskan Racing Pigs

All Alaskan Racing Pigs

Pork-belly laughs are a certain result when the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs pay a visit. You may not think of little porkers when sports is the conversation, but these fuzzy little racers will make you reconsider the meaning of “professional athlete.” And “fast food.”

Pedal Puller

Climb On, Sit Down, Grab Hold, and Blast Down the Track! Pedal Pullers action is the best kind – the kids get to be the stars of the show. Custom-built pedal tractors, real weight-pull sleds, kids having REAL FUN! Put your guests right in the middle of the action. Kids love it, moms love it, you’ll love it. Dads be jealous.

Community Stage Acts

Performance times and locations vary.

Cypressaires Men's Barbershop Chorus and the Bay Belles Women's Barbershop Chorus

Cypressaires Men's Barbershop Chorus and the Bay Belles Women's Barbershop Chorus

The Cypressaires Men’s Barbershop Chorus and the Bay Belles Women’s Barbershop Chorus, both directed by Kristen Thompson, are Monterey County’s only purely ‘a cappella’ groups.  These delightful singers enjoy harmonizing favorite popular songs going all the way back to the 1930’s and they are happy to be live, in person and back on stage for your entertainment.

Dub SoulJah

Dub SoulJah

Dub Souljah is a reggae rock hip hop band from the Central Coast California. Their blend of roots rock and hip hop make for a socially conscious message of peace, love unit and justice.

Janet and her Dixilanders

Janet and her Dixielanders “swing “as this group of local professional musicians take stage.Vocalist Janet, alongside pianist Martin, trombonist Howard, Tom on Trumpet and Rick on Saxophone will entertain you in Dixieland Traditional Style with tunes of the South sprinkled in with Western Swing. We hope you’ll stop by Payton Stage from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. to enjoy their upbeat style. 

Zach Zilla

ZACK ZILLA is pop music’s superhero! Are you ready?!

The Bible Faith Remnant

An Unconventional Christian Band following Psalms 33:3. Singing new songs to the Lord!

Izik Torres

Izik Torres

Izik is an aspiring artist with big dreams!

Miguel Vasquez “Magic Man”

Miguel Vasquez is a local magician from the Monterey Area. As seen at Zucchinis magic shop on Cannery Row.

Dan McNay

Dan McNay is a Singer/Songwriter who has produced 3 CDs and a Musical. He’s also a published novelist. He has been performing all over California for the last 6 years.

The Rudians

The Rudians

Rooted in Salinas, CA, The Rudians perform danceable reggae inspired by a blend of diverse genres. Their music tells stories of reflection, spirituality, love, and struggles in the community.

Lyric Colby

Talented 17 year old high school student, Lyric Colby. 

The Dance Center

The Dance Center

The Dance Center co-owned by Laura Jeselnick and Tia Brown-Rosenblum presents our Musical Theater Performance Group Grades 9-12 performing songs from hit Broadway shows directed by Kieri Coombs and Alyssa Kosan

DejaVu

DejaVu

DejaVu:  Classic Rock with John, Marcy Heger, and Ben Ramsey

Davis and Loretta Magic

Davis and Loretta Magic

Young magicians performing a variety of card tricks and illusions

O & K

O & K

Monterey natives and married duo O & K, who are Oscar and Karen Rodriguez, have been singing together and enjoying music for  years, initially sharing songs with assisted living and retirement homes, etc.   Using vocals, guitar, bass, and sax they bring nostalgia to their venue with well-loved songs from country, blues, pop and jazz

Christopher Harris

Christopher Harris

Christopher is a self-taught musician whose passion for music has never left him. After almost 10 years since his last performance, he looks forward to showcasing his plethora of original songs.

Om Shanti

Om Shanti

Om Shanti Om, meaning “Peace on Earth” this dace group performs songs from Bollywood movies.  The group also reflects diverse world cultural heritages from India to Peru and America and we wish to bring a message of unity of the human race to make a difference in our world.


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