Dionne Warwick

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ON THE  GRANDSTAND STAGE

Dionne Warwick is a six-time Grammy Award-winning music legend who has earned more than 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. She was discovered by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1961,and went on to record 18 consecutive Top 100 singles (“Don’t Make Me Over,” Walk on By,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Heartbreaker,” “Déjà Vu,” among countless others). She received her first Grammy in 1968 for “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”. Ms. Warwick became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance.  

In 1985, she participated in the recording of “That’s What Friends Are For,” which became a number-one hit worldwide and raised awareness and major funds for AIDS research, which she continues to support, among other causes such as The Starlight Foundation, children’s hospitals, world hunger, disaster relief, and music education for which she has been honored and has raised millions of dollars. Ms. Warwick also participated in the all-star charity single, “We Are the World” and performed at “Live Aid.” 

Ms. Warwick has been honored by AMFAR, the Desert Aids Project, and Clive Davis at his pre-Grammy party. Ms. Warwick was also inducted into The Grammy Museum where a special 50th Anniversary career exhibit was unveiled. Most recently, Ms. Warwick released a star-studded duets album entitled, “Feels So Good,” featuring collaborations with some of today’s greatest artists. Most recently, Warwick was the recipient of the coveted and prestigious 2017 Marian Anderson Award for her career accomplishments and philanthropy. She was honored in a 2018 PBS Television Special, “Then Came You,” was named 2019 Ambassador to the Smithsonian Institute’s Year in Music and is a 2019 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Ticket Types

Dinner Package

$128

Dinner package includes tickets in the center section, dinner in the Del Mar Turf Club, and preferred parking. Concert seating is closest to the stage.
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Terrace

$41

Reserved; tickets are seat-specific. The view is level with the stage. Center-section terrace seats are at four-person tables with wait service for food and beverages.
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2nd and 4th levels

$37

Reserved; tickets are seat-specific. 2nd level seats are slightly behind and higher than the Terrace seats; 4th level seats are at the front of the Grandstand balcony. Both areas have unobstructed views.
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3rd and 5th levels

Unreserved; General Admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 3rd level seats are behind the 2nd level; 5th level seats are behind the 4th level, all under a roof supported by pillars (some seats have obstructed views).
Free with Fair Admission

If you have Fair admission

From $18

If you already have Fair admission (examples: Best Pass Ever season pass, Exhibit entrant), you can buy this concert ticket type, which does not include Fair admission. These tickets are sold exclusively through the Fair's Box Office.
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Seating Policies

  • All concert tickets include Fair admission.
  • Ticket prices do not include Ticketmaster fees. Tickets may be purchased without booking fees at the Fairgrounds Box Office.
  • Infants may be held on an adult’s lap. In ticketed areas, anyone who occupies a seat must have a ticket.
  • No unauthorized solicitation of business of any kind
  • No standing in aisles or corridors to watch the show.
  • No standing on seats
  • Saving more than two seats is prohibited.

Toyota Summer Concert Series Dinner Menu

Dinner service begins 2 1/2 hours prior to show time and closes 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Dinner packages must be purchased prior to the day of show.


Appetizers

Available at an additional cost of $18. Select one.

Del Mar’s Famous Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

Imported and Domestic Cheeses | Grapes | Strawberries | Figs


From the Garden

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Mixed California Greens | Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes | Grilled Sweet Summer Corn | Cucumbers | Pickled Onions | Focaccia Croutons | Champagne Vinaigrette

Go Green Organic Butter Lettuce Salad Seasonal Berries | Laura Chenel Goat Cheese | Caramelized Walnuts | Peppered Berry Vinaigrette


The Main Event

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Grilled King Salmon | Asparagus | Marinated Haricot Vert | Yellow Wax & Cannellini Bean Salad | Apple Cider Vinaigrette | Tarragon Honey Mustard Glaze

All Natural Brandt Beef Short Rib | Roasted Sweet Corn Mash Potatoes | Baby Carrots |
Garlic Broccolini | Burgundy Bordelaise Sauce

Grilled Chicken Breast | Artichokes | Oven Roasted Tomatoes | Manchego Polenta |
Lemon Caper Butter

Grilled Zucchini “Cannelloni” Wild Mushroom Ragout | Golden Quinoa | Romesco Sauce

Served with Freshly Baked O’Brien’s Boulangerie Dinner Rolls & Creamery Butter


Sweet Ending

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Double Chocolate Ganache Cake | Fresh Raspberries | Chocolate Sauce

New York Style Cheesecake | Fresh Blackberries | Raspberry Coulis


Camera Policies

Any photography activities that may be deemed a nuisance to the enjoyment of others is prohibited. Personal “point and shoot” cameras are permitted but do not block the view of people around you.

The following photography items are strictly prohibited, and may not be used during concerts:

  • No flash photography
  • No video or audio recording
  • No tablets
  • No cameras with removable lenses
  • No selfie sticks

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I get into the concert area?

Doors to the Grandstand typically open 90 minutes before the show begins. This is an approximate time and may vary depending on crowd size and other factors.

If you are in a general admission area where it is first-come seating, a line-up area will be designated with signage in the Plaza de Mexico area. If you have a ticket with a specific seat, enjoy the Fair activities until you’d like to come to your seat.

My tickets are at Will Call. How do I pick them up?

Tickets ordered through Ticketmaster for pickup at Will Call will be available the day of the concert starting at 10:00AM. The Will Call booth is at the O’Brien Gate, informally known as the “front gate.” At the booth, present your Ticketmaster confirmation number, along with a valid ID (state-issued driver’s license or ID card, passport or military identification).

Can I get something to eat or drink during the concert?

Yes. The stage area has many food-and-beverage locations, or you can buy something from a Fair food vendor and bring it into the concert area.

Can I use my camera?

Any photography activities that may be deemed a nuisance to the enjoyment of others is prohibited. Personal “point and shoot” cameras are permitted, but do not block the view of people around you.

The following photography items are strictly prohibited, and may not be used during concerts:

  • No flash photography
  • No video or audio recording
  • No tablets
  • No cameras with removable lenses
  • No selfie sticks

What are the authorized ticket sellers for Fair concert tickets?

There are only two authorized ticket sellers: Ticketmaster and the Fairgrounds Box Office. We strongly recommend you never purchase Fair concert or festival tickets from any other source. Tickets purchased from non-authorized sources could be counterfeit or stolen, which means the ticket will not be honored, and you will lose the money you paid.

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