Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival Saturday Night Concert Announced

The organizers of the Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival are proud to announce American country singer Chris Young as the headliner for one of three live concerts scheduled for the 2022 8-day ‘What A Ride’ fair.

The Antelope Valley Fair is set to return to the high desert this fall, bringing an exciting lineup of events from September 23 to October 2, according to fair officials.

Chris Young has become a mainstay of the country music genre with his distinctive baritone and memorable storytelling known throughout the music industry as a traditionalist who continues to drive the genre forward with modern production, said an event organizers.

Since signing his recording contract with RCA Nashville at the age of 20, the multi-platinum entertainer has become one of Billboard’s top country artists of the decade.

RCA Records Nashville multi-platinum global artist Chris Young has amassed an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, over 5 billion on-demand streams, 13 million singles sold, 12 career #1 singles, 24 RIAA Gold/Platinum/Multi-Projects certified Platinum and numerous ACM, AMA, CMA and Grammy nominations, as well as wins for Performance of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards.

These accomplishments and more landed him in Billboard’s Top 20 Country Artists of the Decade.

“As everyone knows, it’s been three years since we’ve been able to host our iconic AV Fair & Alfalfa Festival, and we’re thrilled to be back,” said Antelope Valley Fair Association President. , Drew Mercy.

Opening for Chris Young is husband and wife duo Kat & Alex, who embody classic country styles and values.

The Nashville-based duo are also rewriting the rules with a Latin twist.

The duo shake up country with a soulful delivery, engaging live instrumentation and bilingual lyrics, presenting themselves as Nashville’s most compelling outliers.

In 2021, the couple married, made their Grand Ole Opry debut and released several

critically acclaimed new tracks, including “Heartbreak Tour”, which The New York Times dubbed “a low, slow-burning power country”.

Named artist to watch in 2022 by Sounds Like Nashville and Country Now as well as CMT

“Listen Up” artists, the duo are set to make waves this year with their raunchy style while resolutely representing Hispanic culture in country music with a rich, soulful sound featuring velvet harmonies, pop vocal riffs and catchy lyrics.

“Having the opportunity to host one of the country’s most popular stars, Chris Young, and up-and-coming artists Kat & Alex is only made possible through the immense generosity of the City of Lancaster. Our partnership with the city ​​and our collaborative commitment to providing people with the opportunity to experience a high caliber country concert at affordable prices is invaluable. We thank all of our sponsors, community partners and hundreds of volunteers. Together, this community creates unforgettable memories that honor our Valley’s past and celebrate our future,” added Mercy.

The Chris Young/Kat & Alex concert is made possible by the City of Lancaster.

The 2022 AV Fair opening concert, “What A Ride!” should be announced in the coming weeks.

Full ticket information and fair details are available here.

Pre-sale discounted general admission tickets are on sale now.

Fairground fans are encouraged to purchase concert tickets in advance, as concert seating is limited for Gold Circle and General Admission Floor tickets.

Young is scheduled to take the stage Saturday night, Sept. 24, at the Palmdale Auto Mall Grandstand Arena.

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