Pop artist Jason Derulo, known for hit singles such as "Swalla," "Talk Dirty" and "Whatcha Say," will headline the Erie County Fair's Gusto Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Also joining the National Grid Concert Series, with her hits "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" and "Eyes Wide Open," is singer and Disney Channel actress Sabrina Carpenter. She will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Singer, songwriter and dancer Derulo has sold over 50 million singles worldwide and has worked alongside a variety of artists, ranging from Demi Lovato to Snoop Dogg. Derulo has racked up 3 billion views between YouTube and Spotify with his mix of pop, rhythm and blues, and hip-hop. He was honored in 2011 as BMI's Songwriter of the Year and has written hits for artists such as Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Sean Kingston and Diddy.
Carpenter has starred on several television shows, including Disney Channel's "Girl Meets World" and "Milo Murphy's Law." She won Radio Disney Music Awards in 2015 and 2016. Last year, she embarked on her first-ever headlining tour, playing sold-out shows in more than 35 cities across the U.S. Carpenter's current single, "Thumbs," has been streamed more than 150 million times, and is her first song to appear on the Billboard pop charts.
At the Erie County Fair, Carpenter will be joined by show opener Alex Aiono. He is well known for his videos on social media, which have amassed over 520 million views and can boast 2.7 million followers. He released his first single, "Work the Middle," this past February and released a follow-up single, "Question," in April.
Tickets for Jason Derulo ($55 reserved; $40 general admission) and Sabrina Carpenter ($25 reserved; $18 general admission) will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11. Tickets may be purchased online via Tickets.com, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, or in person at the Fairgrounds main office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Tickets purchased prior to the day of the show include admission to the Erie County Fair on the day of the show.
About the Erie County Fair
The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society, sponsors of the Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York state. The fair strives to fulfill appropriate aspects of the agricultural, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of Western New York.
The 178th Erie County Fair will be held Aug. 9-20. For more information, visit www.ECFair.org.