Disney star Selena Gomez will perform this summer at the California Mid-State Fair, fair officials announced today.
The 18-year-old pop sensation joins an entertainment lineup that includes country rocker Kid Rock, pop-rock group Maroon 5 and country acts Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland.
Best known as Alex Russo on the Emmy Award-winning television show “Wizards of Waverly Place,” Gomez is the lead singer and frontwoman of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene.
The group, whose lineup includes Central Coast native Greg Garman, has released two gold albums: 2009’s “Kiss & Tell” and 2010’s “A Year Without Rain.”
Opening for Selena Gomez & The Scene is the boy band Big Time Rush, featured on the hit Nickelodeon show of the same name. Both bands will perform July 25 in the Main Grandstand Arena. Tickets cost $25 to $60 and go on sale March 25.
The California Mid-State Fair runs July 20 through July 31 at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles For more information, call 239-0655 or visit www.midstatefair.com.