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Best Fall Concerts In Orange County

August 8, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

(credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

(credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

After the summer days have passed, Orange County concerts keep the faith for all-star acts, with an impressive collection of entertaining shows. Autumn is the perfect time for OC music lovers to enjoy falling in love with a range of Grammy winners, world influences and fun tribute bands who grace the OC stages. These artists all take care to put on a fantastic live performance. Here are five upcoming OC shows that are worth seeing.

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(credit: Nick Nakahara)

Rumours – The Ultimate Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

OC Fair & Event Center – The Hangar
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-1500
Aug. 9
www.ocfair.com

Rumor has it that it’ll be a lot of fun at this inexpensive tribute concert to sing along to the classic songs of Steve Nicks and her iconic Fleetwood Mac bandmates. Hearing a tribute band perform adds an element of fun to songs you probably already know and love. These are the songs that populated the airwaves in forever making a mark on the Southern California pop-rock landscape. So, in coming to this OC Fair special event, you can “Go Your Own Way,” but you’ll find a Friday in OC that brings you to a connected cycle of songs that never break the chain of great music and fun.

(credit: Roger Hodgson)

(credit: Roger Hodgson)

Roger Hodgson

Orange County Fair
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-1500
Aug. 11
www.ocfair.com

Californians dreaming of the moment to see Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson in OC will get what they’ve been waiting for. Rock staples such as “Dreamer,” “The Logical Song,” “Take The Long Way Home” and more still occupy the hearts of classic rock station listeners across the world. Hodgson’s successful solo career includes touring with the one and only Ringo Starr. Waking up for your “Breakfast in America” realizing that you’re going to see an artist who is part of rock and roll history is surely an OC memory to treasure.

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(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kenny Loggins

City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 712-2700
Aug. 11
www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com

Kenny Loggins brings his Grammy-winning skills and stash of commercially successful tunes to the City National Grove of Anaheim. Loggins’ numerous hits include “Whenever I Call You Friend” with the inimitable Stevie Nicks and legendary soundtracks to films like “Caddyshack,” “Footloose” and “Top Gun.” The OC show will also feature Blue Sky Riders as the special guest. A harmonious night of music will get your feet moving for a singer-songwriter with a rare combination of commercial golden touch and artistic craftsmanship.

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(credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

Bon Jovi

Honda Center
2695 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 704-2500
Oct. 9
www.hondacenter.com

Bon Jovi’s tour, entitled “Because We Can – The Tour,” brings this rock and metal legend to the OC Honda Center. The band has gained a proven reputation for showing that it can do it all with a classic flair for entertainment. Associated with charity work, rock ballads and his Springsteen-style concert bravado, Grammy artist, actor and activist Jon Bon Jovi sets the crowd ablaze with glorious hits. Bon Jovi is scheduled to reward OC fans with live performances of the anthems that embody so many aspects of rock and roll. The Honda Center, known for hosting great acts, once again proves its metal in landing this classic act.

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(credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Drake

Honda Center
2695 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 704-2500
Nov. 21
www.hondacenter.com

Drake’s 41-city whirlwind tour with both Miguel and Future includes what promises to be a special Honda Center show. A multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning artist, Drake will tour in support of his upcoming album “Nothing Was The Same,” which is expected to release in September. Miguel, who also has multiple Grammy nominations, has literally made lists of top influencers in the world. His music receives enthusiastic tweets from the likes of Mariah Carey. The concert provides a perfect example of OC wrapping up another great concert season with classic shows worth seeing.

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Will Engel is a musician and music journalist with eight years of experience. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Will is a singer, keyboardist/pianist, and songwriter who released a well-received album and frequently performs around Southern California. He lives in the Los Angeles area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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