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Opening Night Headliner For Mid-State Fair Cancels Over Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Bret Michaels was set to perform Wednesday night

The California Mid-State Fair is set to open on the Central Coast this week, but the fair lost its opening night headliner to the pandemic.

Rock start Bret Michaels was set to perform Wednesday night. But, fair officials say some members of his tour were potentially exposed to the virus. Out of safety concerns, the show has been cancelled.

Fair officials say the health of Michaels, his band, and crew comes first. They’ve already started the process of issuing refunds to ticket holders.

The 75th edition of the Mid-State Fair is set to open Wednesday and run through August 1st in Paso Robles.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.