Event Date & Time

Saturday October 22nd, 2016

Event Location

San Joaquin County Fairgrounds
1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206


!Rev your engines for the Stockton Auto Show & Family Festival, held on Saturday October 22, from 10am-5pm at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Attendees will enjoy live music on our entertainment stage, FREE Kids Zone, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Bounce House Jumpers, inflatables, Sparkles the Clown and more!, Food Truck Competition, New Auto Exhibits, Beer Gardens, Wine Down Lounge, local Vendors, and over 100 classic and custom cars & trucks!

General Admission: $10
Kids 12 and under: FREE
Classic Car Show Registrants: $25

Special Guest

Rose Royce

As a principal vehicle for former Motown hitmaker Norman Whitfield's engaging compositions, Rose Royce ascended to the top of the Soul Music world with a string of great hits and a tight, full sound that rivaled many of the best self-contained soul and funk groups of that era.

Formed by trumpeter/vocalist Kenny Copeland, drummer Henry Garner, trumpeter Freddie Dunn, and keyboardist Michael Nash, in the mid 70s, the group first served as a backup band for Edwin Starr, who introduced them to his "War" producer, Whitfield. This led to regular work with many of Whitfield's other Motown acts, including the Undisputed Truth.

Rose Royce is a nine member band which Norman Whitfield-produced MCA soundtrack to the Richard Pryor movie Car Wash. With its hand-clapping, funky intro, exciting vocals and the band's great performance, the title track became one of the biggest dance songs ever, leaping to #1 on the pop and soul charts and taking Rose Royce with it. Fortunately, the group turned out to be neither a one-hit-wonder nor just a dance band. Rose Royce's follow up from the soundtrack, "I Wanna Get Next To You," was a gorgeous ballad as strong as anything Whitfield had provided to the Temptations and the performance was again outstanding.

Car Wash moved Rose Royce to the head of the R&B pack, and the group capitalized on its position with In Full Bloom, the band's formal debut album (on Norman Whitfield's own Whitfield Records), which topped the charts and landed the big hit, "Ooh Boy." In 1978 Rose Royce again proved to be a great love song group, hitting the charts with two now-classic ballads, "Wishing On A Star" and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (later remade by Beyonce) and the top five album Rose Royce Strikes Again.

Rose Royce continues to this day with the foundation of Copeland, Garner, Dunn, and Nash who self-released the album Live In Hollywood. A resurgence of their music, through the continuing popularity of "Car Wash" and the cover of some of their ballads by new generation singers, has made Rose Royce a popular touring act again and kept the classy funk and soul flowing well into the 21st Century.

General Admission: $10 - Kids 12 and under: FREE


Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided by the following local food trucks: 209 Charles Place, Stevie's Steamers, Grubb City, Go Falafel, Victoria's Taquiza's, Mama's and the Tapa's, Southern Comfort Food Truck, Rita's Italian Ice, and Malou's Lutong Bahay.


Security monitored parking is $5 each vehicle cash only at entry gates.

Classic Car Show

Entry Fee: Car/Truck $25 pre-reg. / $40 day of event or non pre-reg. Deadline to pre-register is September 9th Registration includes 2 entry passes & dash plaque for first 100 registrants. No saving spots, outside alcohol or refunds