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Highlights of the 2018 Toyota Summer Concert Series

Another fantastic summer at the OC Fair is upon us and with it the opportunity to enjoy the great performances of the 2018 Toyota Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Thursday, July 12, 8:00 p.m.

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, the pre-Fair show, will be accompanied by the Pacific Symphony and will perform such hits as “My Eyes Adored You,” “Sherry,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” The original “Jersey Boy,” Frankie Valli, known as the group’s front man, is also known for his unusually powerful head voice or falsetto. Valli had 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons pseudonym, The Wonder Who, and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist, including “My Eyes Adored You” (1974).

Other hits, such as “Walk Like a Man” (1963), “Rag Doll” (1964), and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” (1975) will be performed at the concert.

Kool & The Gang and the Village People, Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

For those of us who enjoyed our youth in the 1970s and 1980s, we have a great opportunity to reminisce while enjoying the funk and R&B rhythms from the iconic Kool & The Gang.

The band was formed in 1964, adopting its current name in 1969. They are known for number one hits such as “Celebration,” “Get Down on It,” “Joanna,” “Cherish,” and their smash hit single, “Ladies Night.”

The Village People are for those of us that like the more upbeat disco sound with its catchy tunes, suggestive lyrics and on-stage colorful costumes. The band has entertained audiences for generations with their hit singles “Macho Man,” “In the Navy,” “Go West,” and its biggest hit, “Y.M.C.A.”

Earth, Wind & Fire, Friday, July 27, 8:15 p.m.

Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the top-selling and most prolific musical groups of all time. They have produced 23 albums since they were formed in 1969. With titles such as “Devotion,” “Let’s Groove,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Getaway,” “Keep Your Head to the Sky,” “Mighty Mighty” and “Shining Star,” they have been entertaining audiences for five decades.

Maurice White, the band’s founder, composer and producer, stated, “I wanted to create a library of music that would stand the test of time. ‘Cosmic Consciousness’ is the key component of our work. Expanding awareness and uplifting spirits is so important in this day. I hope our music can give them some encouragement and peace.” Don’t miss their magical performance that evening.