The Pointer Sisters
Multiple Grammy Award and American Music Award winners, The Pointer Sisters began their formal vocal training in their father’s church, The Church of God in West Oakland, California. They went on to achieve worldwide fame and have secured a place in pop music history as a dynamic female group! Their first performance in Los Angeles at the Troubadour club was hailed by critics for its versatility and range and called The Pointer Sisters “the most exciting thing to hit show business in years.” Their 1973 debut album gave us the singles, “Yes We Can, Can,” which reached #11 on Billboard magazine’s pop singles chart. The sisters became the first black female group to ever perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee as well as the first contemporary act to perform at the San Francisco Opera House and released a live recording of the performance. In 1994 the ladies receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an event proclaimed “Pointer Sisters Day” in Hollywood.
Best known for their sassy, brassy, up-tempo hits including “Jump (for my love)”, “I’m So Excited” and “Neutron Dance”, get ready to dance the night away! In recent years, the group has performed with some of the greatest symphony orchestras in the world, including San Francisco, Jacksonville, Atlanta’s symphony orchestra and the renowned Boston Pops. They were a smash hit at Night of the Proms, which spanned over 50 sold-out performances throughout Germany, Holland and Belgium, and have secured the group many more successful tours in Europe. In 2004, the group recorded a live CD/DVD, which captured the energetic Pointers performing the hits that fans of all ages continue to enjoy! Ruth, Issa and Sadako maintain a busy touring schedule and perform the music of The Pointer Sisters all over the world.
New this year: General Admission wristbands
Wristbands will be required to access free general admission seats. Wristbands will only be available at the Revelation booth in Playland starting at 2pm on the day of the concert and will be time-stamped to ensure guests get into the venue on a first come, first in basis. Visit this page for more info about Summer Night Concert wristbands.
Reserve seats now!
Concerts are FREE with admission but a limited number of reserved seats are available for purchase starting at just $20.
Reserved seats can be purchased online or onsite during The Fair from the ticket booth located outside the venue entrance within the fairgrounds (subject to availability).
Please be advised, this concert venue has a capacity limit and, for everyone’s safety, we will need to close the venue once this capacity has been reached.
Frequently Asked Questions
Summer Nights Concerts are performed in the outdoor venue, the PNE Amphitheatre. Please be advised, this concert venue has a capacity limit and, for everyone’s safety, we will need to close the venue once this capacity has been reached. This is an outdoor venue and as such, refunds are not given due to inclement weather. The Amphitheatre will open for each concert starting at 6:30pm for those with reserved tickets or time-stamped wristbands.
Reserved seating is available at stage front and in a reserved bleacher section for select shows. Lawn Chairs are not permitted in the venue.
The Summer Night Concerts are FREE with Fair Gate admission*, but guests have the option to upgrade to a reserved seat or book a private suite.
*iHeart Radio on Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 will not be included with Fair Gate admission. iHeart Radio concert-goers must purchase Fair Gate admission in addition to concert tickets to gain entrance to the PNE Amphitheatre.
Cameras & videos
The Fair at the PNE requires that all photographs or videos taken by guests be used for their personal enjoyment ONLY. Any use, reuse or reproduction for commercial purposes without the express written consent of the PNE is prohibited. Professional cameras and cameras with detachable lenses are not permitted. Cameras are also not permitted on rides.
PNE Amphitheatre: Amenities and Code of Conduct