One of the biggest entertainment events for the Central Valley arrives today and will feature live music from every genre to satisfy all types of music fans. The Big Fresno Fair starts today and continues until Oct. 14 with games, live music, horse racing and other attractions. One of the biggest draws of the fair is the annual Table Mountain Concert Series in the Paul Paul Theater.
This year, fairgoers can see Disney star and “Dancing With The Stars” contestant Zendaya, rockers Korn, rapper LL Cool J and more. Renowned R&B vocal trio Boyz II Men will be up first performing live tonight.
The group burst onto the music scene in 1992 with their single “End of the Road,” which stayed in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 13 weeks. Boyz II Men has sold more than 34 million albums worldwide, received four Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards and amassed 10 multi-platinum, platinum and gold albums.
The group is returning to the music scene and preparing to release a new album. Member Shawn Stockman said it’s great to be performing again.
“The excitement that has built up recently is reminiscent of the old days,” he said. “The audience the fans, never forget about you.”
On Monday, legendary artist Neil Sedaka will take to the Paul Paul Theater stage. Sedaka is one of the original “greats” in American pop/rock music whose career spans 55 years and continues to inspire artists and audiences alike.
Throughout his career, Sedaka has become an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Aside from being a world-renowned artist with numerous hits on the Top 100 and Top 10 Billboard charts, Sedaka has also won the Guinness Book World Record for the most successful UK single of the 21st century, “(Is This the Way to) Amarillo.”
“All my songs are very personal and come from my soul,” Sedaka said on his website. “There’s no frills, no production gimmicks.”