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COVID Case Cancels Midland Concert at Big Fresno Fair



Midland's concert at the Big Fresno Fair has been canceled because a member of the touring crew tested positive for COVID-19. (Shutterstock)
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Midland will not be performing Wednesday evening at the Big Fresno Fair because a member of the touring crew tested positive for COVID-19, the fair announced Wednesday morning.

The positive case arose even though the band and crew are fully vaccinated, the band said in an announcement.

Tickets will be refunded, the Big Fresno Fair said. Those who bought tickets online or by phone with a credit card will be automatically refunded within five days, while people who purchased at the fair’s box office will need to bring their tickets to the fair’s administrative box office during the week of Oct. 18.

Music Fans Were Eager to See Midland

The country music group’s concert was the biggest seller in this year’s lineup.

“We are incredibly disappointed to have Midland cancel their show at our Fair tonight as they were our top-selling concert and we know many from our community were looking forward to seeing them perform live for the first time ever in Fresno,” said the fair’s deputy manager, Lauri King. “However, the health and safety of all is the top priority and we respect their decision. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to our Fairgoers and hope you all will still join us for a great night at the 2021 Big Fresno Fair.”

The Big Fresno Fair has implemented new health and safety practices in light of the pandemic that include using foggers to clean frequently used sites such as tables and chairs. The fair opened a week ago and will conclude on Sunday.

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email