Community Theater Shows

As night falls at the Sonoma County Fair, the Community Theater lights up with a roster of fun shows for all ages.

All shows are free with Fair admission. Tickets are available for seats in prime locations for some performances.

Advance Fair sale tickets will be available on May 20 until August 2.

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Short Sleeve Sampson's Wrestling Warriors

Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm
Short Sleeve Sampson's Warriors bring their "No Retreat, No Surrender" tour to the Sonoma County Fair. You’ve seen wrestling on tv. This is the same wild action, with one difference: the wrestlers are all 5’2” or shorter! Fans of all ages will enjoy the action, excitement, and athleticism these wrestlers bring to the arena.
Short Sleeve Sampson's Warriors is a New York-based company featuring the top wrestlers from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Their mission is to give athletes who are 5’2” and under a professional opportunity to showcase their athleticism, talents, and passion for wrestling. And of course, this gives wrestling fans of all ages a night of wrestling they will never forget!  A ring will be set up in Community Theater so fans can gather all around, cheering for their favorites.
Tickets for the seats up front are available for $25.  Admission to the rest of the Theater is free with Fair Admission. Professional Photography and Camera Equipment is strictly prohibited for all shows.
Use the following link to find out more about Short Sleeve Sampson's Wrestling Warriors

BrewFest! featuring the rock & roll of Wonder Bread 5

Friday, August 4 at 5:30 pm
The beer will cost you, but the music is free! Wonder Bread 5 is the perfect BrewFest band since they bring a party wherever they go. From the latest hits of this week to classic hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond. Wonder Bread 5 delivers rock and dance hits all evening and keeps the party going. Wonder Bread 5 is like a group of neighborhood kids that stayed together throughout the years. Best pals who still play for the fun and thrill of it. With over-the-top performances that engage the audience and often make them part of the show, no two Wonder Bread 5 shows are the same. Even if you’ve been to a dozen WB5 shows, each feels different in every way but one, the fun!  
BrewFest prices: $59 in advance and includes Fair admission; $69 day of Brewfest. Includes an unlimited sampling of more than 30 different craft beers.
Use the following link to find out more about Wonder Bread 5 


2nd Annual Aloha Fest! featuring Weldon Kekauoha, Faith Ako. Hula, Tahitian, and Fire Knife Dancing

Saturday, August 5 at 7 pm
The evening of Polynesian fun will begin with the Bay Area’s premier female artist in Traditional/Contemporary Hawaiian music for over two decades. Sonoma County’s own Faith Ako has long graced the West Coast with her versatile voice.  Ako and her band will be joined by a troupe of local dancers to open the show with a typically Hawaiian welcome of music and dance. Next up, well-known Hawaiian singer- songwriter Weldon Kekauoha brings his renditions of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music to the 2nd Annual Aloha Fest on August 5.  Kekauoha’s vocal and instrumental set is enriched with performances by a Hula dancer. The evening ends with a splash of fire and fun as the Allii troupe hits the stage after dark.  They start with Hula and Tahitian dancing, finishing the evening off with the always-spectacular Fire Knife dancing!   This show is Free with Fair admission.
Use the following link to find out more about Faith Ako and Weldon Kekauoha

ALWAYS LORETTA Featuring Emily Portman as Loretta Lynn with The Coalminers Band

Monday, August 7 at 7:30 pm
The legendary music of Loretta Lynn will fill the Community Theater on Aug. 7 as “Always Loretta,” a tribute to the pillar of country music, comes to the Sonoma County Fair.  “Always Loretta” features Emily Portman as Loretta Lynn, performing with The Coalminers Band. Emily won a nationwide talent search to play the part of Loretta Lynn.  “When I play a ‘Loretta Lynn Tribute’ show with Emily, it takes me back to 1967 when I played my first show with Loretta. After my 55 years and 10,000 plus shows playing lead guitar with Loretta, it’s like I’m starting all over again. What an honor and blessing to be playing music with Emily, she’s a real pro in my book, and I look forward to playing many ‘Loretta’ shows with her,” says Dave Thornhill, Bandleader of The Coalminers and Lead Guitarist for Loretta Lynn.  The show will include many of Loretta’s classic country music songs, including They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy, You’re Lookin’ at Country, Blue Kentucky Girl, You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man), One’s on the Way / The Pill Everything It Takes, I’m a Honky Tonk Girl and of course, Coal Miner’s Daughter.
Tickets for the seats up front are available for $25.  Admission to the rest of the Theater is free with Fair Admission.
Use the following link to find out more about Always Loretta 

Direct from Sweden MUSIC OF ABBA

Tuesday, August 8 at 7:30 pm
A tribute to ABBA, Sweden’s greatest music export, this group consists of handpicked members from some of the greatest ABBA tribute acts. These top-flight musicians leave nothing to chance, making sure that their costumes, make-up, and arrangements live up to the standards of the original group. Add in a live backup band and the original songs of ABBA and you have a show to remember.  So let loose and dance, sing along, and enjoy an evening of hits such as Dancing Queen, Chiquitita, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, The Winner Takes it All, Fernando, SOS, Take a Chance, Money Money Money, Knowing Me Knowing You, Super Trouper, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Voulez-Vous and many more. 
Tickets for the seats up front are available for $25.  Admission to the rest of the Theater is free with Fair Admission.

A Tribute to ZZ Top

Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm 
ZZ Tush, a truly authentic ZZ top Tribute band, makes its Sonoma County Fair debut on August 10. ZZ Tush is much more than just a cover band. The trio, dead ringers for “that little ol’ band out of Texas” doesn’t just play the music; they recreate the stage set, furry guitars, wardrobe, and atmosphere of a ZZ Top concert. Be prepared to hear the ZZ Top greatest hits: La Grange, Tush, Cheap Sunglasses, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs, and more. They go back to the beginning with first album hits such as Brown Sugar to current songs like I Gotsta Get Paid and their cover of Sixteen Tons. And without much imagination required, you might feel like that’s really ZZ Top on stage!  This show is Free with Fair admission.
Use the following link to find out more about ZZ Tush 

Elvis Impersonation Contest

Friday, August 11 at 8:00 pm
Ten Elvis impersonators will be performing with a live band, all competing for a $1,500 cash prize…”Uh, Thank you very much!” Past contestants have ranged from professional Elvis impersonators to first-time performers. But no matter who shows up to compete, you can count on a truly entertaining show! Each performer will sing a different song from Elvis’ career, all backed by the local band Buzzy & the Buzztones. Buzzy Martin and his band have a long history with this contest, and a reputation for helping each contestant sound great!  This show is Free with Fair admission.
If you are interested in entering the contest, email for more information.

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir 

Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 pm
A gospel celebration is coming to the Community Theater! In addition to having a good time, this is a chance for the Fair audience to experience the cultural, historical, and political context of spirituals and gospel music.  The goal of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir is to perform Black gospel and spirituals with a diverse group of people, creating a culture of inclusion. As a part of their mission to inspire joy and unity among all people the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir will be creating a local gospel choir to come together and perform before their performance at the Fair. This show is Free with Fair admission.
Use the following link to find out more about the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir