Friday, July 19 - Today at the California Mid-State Fair

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Brantley Gilbert - App's Photography

The 2013 California Mid State
, whose theme this year is “Start Spreading the News” officially kicked off on Wednesday
with Tim McGraw breaking in the Chumash Grandstand Arena.  Last night, Brantley Gilbert and Trace Adkins rocked the house country-style!   

What’s Happening
Tonight in the Chumash Grandstand Arena?

At 7:30pm, Adam
kicks off the festivities with his American Idol cohort Allison Iraheta opening the show.  Head on out to the fairgrounds and enjoy a
warm summer night and some great music!

More about Adam: In 2009, Lambert was the runner-up on the
8th season of “American Idol”. His first album For Your Entertainment sold
nearly two million copies worldwide and 4.2 million singles worldwide. Last
year, he released Trespassing and the album debuted at the #1 position on the
Top of the US Billboard Album chart. He is best known for his hits “Whataya
Want From Me”, “If I Had You” and “Better Than I Know Myself”.

Citing influence from various artists and
genres, Lambert has a high-energy, theatrical

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Trace Adkins- App's Photography

performance style, and a powerful
voice with multi-octave range. He has received numerous awards and nominations,
including a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” in
2011. (credit to California Mid-State Fair)

FREE Shows
 (free with paid admission to the Mid State Fair)

Fort Frontier Stage:
Keb’ Mo’ at

Headliner Stage: Dance Performance
at 5:30pm and 7pm  

Mission Square: Moonshiner
at 6:30 and 8:30pm

Paso Pete’s
Ponderosa Stage: Morning
DJ Drive Competition
at 6pm

What’s happening
: Cutting horse shows, rabbit
show, Mutton Bustin’, PRWCA Wine Industry Awards and of course, the Barn Dance!
For a full line-up of today's schedule and activities, click

Full Fair
For all of the
fair happenings, click here.

What are you waiting
for?  Dust off your old boots and mosey down to the California Mid-State

Photo Credit: For
the second year in a row, we are proudly featuring the photography of Brittany
App of App’s Photography. Be sure to check back daily for the schedule of
events and the amazing talent of App’s Photography.

Tina Swithin is
the Marketing Coordinator and Blog Manager for where
she writes blog-a-licious Paso Robles articles.  Tina is also a Huffington
Post contributor
where she covers family travel and "hidden gems"
in California. Follow the Paso Robles Insider to get the inside scoop on all the
haps in Paso Robles Wine Country.