The Isley Brothers formed in the early 1950s in Cincinnati, Ohio and today are considered one of the most important and influential groups of the last half-century. Though raised primarily on the sounds of gospel music, the family band went on to experiment and record under the genres of doo-wop, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, soul, Motown, funk, quiet storm, disco, pop and hip-hop, all the while remaining true to their vision and voice. After leaving Cincinnati in 1957 for New York City, the group scored their first hit with the call-and-response classic “Shout” (now covered by countless bands across the country) and in 1962 reached true mainstream success with “Twist and Shout,” which became their first Top 40 hit on both the pop and R&B charts.
This concert is part of the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the San Diego County Fair. Your concert ticket includes admission to the 2020 San Diego County Fair.
ABOUT THE 2020 SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR
Pow! Wham! Shazam! Superheroes are the stars of this year’s Fair, so embrace your inner hero and show off your super powers June 5-July 5 (closed on Mondays in June) as “Heroes Unite!” at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. You’ll soar through the air on adrenaline-pumping carnival rides, strike a power pose with your favorite superheroes, taste your way through the Fair’s superfoods, discover entertainment surprises around every corner, learn the science and history of being a superhero and meet real-life community heroes who put Clark Kent to shame. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the six largest fairs in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually.