Concert Reports


The Chainsmokers

07/21/2017, California Mid State Fair, Paso Robles

The Chainsmokers turned the Calif.Mid State Fair into a raging EDM Dance Party on July 21 at the Grandstand Arena ! The duo entertained the packed crowd with their chart topping hits and visually stimulating live show


All Photos : Ray Soto / Central Coast Rocks


The Chainsmokers’ stunning 2016/17 achievements include a just-won GRAMMY Award in the Best Dance Recording category, for their catchy, worldwide hit ‘Don’t Let Me Down featuring Daya'. Their tsunami-sized mega-hit “Closer” held down the #1 spot for three consecutive months – making it the biggest and longest-running #1 hit of 2016. Their three signature singles of 2016 have all been certified multi-platinum; “Roses” featuring Rozes (3X), “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya (4X) and “Closer” featuring Halsey (4X). The duo has been topping the global streaming charts on a weekly basis for almost a year, with an incredible half a billion Spotify streams and YouTube views for “Closer,” alone.


They clocked a three-month reign at the top of the Digital Sales, Streaming Songs, and Hot Dance/Electronic chart, the first artist to top the Hot Dance/Electronic chart for 10 or more consecutive weeks with 3 #1 songs (comprising the above-mentioned hits), landing all three on the Top Ten of the coveted Hot 100 singles chart in 2016. Nominated for multiple Billboard, Teen Choice, MTV Video, American Music and GRAMMY Awards, they recently snared their first AMA win for Favorite Artist/Electronic Dance Music, and just last Sunday, February 12, 2017, they won a GRAMMY Award in the Best Dance Recording category. Their current Top 10 hit “Paris” is flying up the charts, being played in heavy rotation at radio stations nationwide.




"America's Favorite Fair!"


The Fair opened in 1946 and was first known as the San Luis Obispo County Fair. The California Mid-State Fair is held annually and runs for 12 days at the end of July. The Fair has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry. Artists such as Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Journey, Rod Stewart, Fergie, Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney have all performed on our Main Grandstand Arena stage.


New this year is a brand new carnival provider, with TWO separate carnival areas: the traditional carnival area, plus the brand new CUB COUNTY, a carnival dedicated to toddlers and young children. At the north end of the Fairgrounds you'll find our brand new Paso Robles Pavilion, a towering structure that features 100,000 square feet of exhibit space. And while you're at the Fair this year, stop by one of our many new attractions like our Hall of Bugs, Slugs & Spiders, Wild West Turkey Stampede, Strongest Man & Woman Competition or Tomatoes, Tortoises & Treasures exhibit!


Facilities are located at 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles.


Tickets for all other shows at this year’s California Mid-State Fair remain available. For a complete list of artists, dates and times please visit The 2017 California Mid-State Fair runs July 19 through July 30. This year’s theme is “Come One, Come All!”



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