OMG! David Cook is coming to the 2009 California State Fair!
The "American Idol" season 7 winner opens the fair's 2009 Concert Series on Aug. 21.
And in other Big News about the place for Big Fun: Tickets for both the Concert Series and discounted fair admissions go on sale this Friday.
Here's the concert line-up:
David Cook, Aug. 21, $45
Tonic, Aug. 24, $15
Salvador. Aug. 25, $10
Hullabaloo Music Festival (Jay and the Americans, Cannibal and the Headhunters, Merrilee Rush, Badfinger, Sonny Geraci and Otis Day), Aug. 26, $10
The Fab Four, Aug.27, free show
Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Sept. 2, $10
MC Hammer, Sept. 3, $10
Three Dog Night, Sept. 4, $15
Blake Shelton, Sept. 5, $29
Tops in Blue Air Force Show, Sept. 6, free show
And here's a rundown on discounted State Fair admissions, available Friday through Aug. 19 (regular pricing goes into effect Aug. 20):
Poppy Pak (four general admissions and monorail rides and one parking pass), $39.95, a 43 percent savings
General admission, $10, a 17 percent savings
Ages 62-plus, $8, a 20 percent savings
Ages 5-12, $7, a 13 percent savings
Unlimited-ride wristbands for the midway (ride all day, any day, until 11 p.m.) $28, a 20 percent savings
Fun Fair Combo Pass (season pass to both State Fair and Raging Waters at Cal Expo), $49.99, a 45 percent savings
The 2009 California State Fair runs Aug. 21-Sept. 7 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento.
For more info: (916) 263-FAIR (263-3247), www.bigfun.org