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Fair Entertainment Line-up 2012

Fair Entertainment Line-up 2012

Opening night of the fair will feature Sawyer Brown.

POSTED July 11, 2012 3:17 p.m.

July 13 — Sawyer Brown

For three decades Sawyer Brown have been creating hits like “The Walk,” “The Dirt Road” and “Drive Me Wild.”

“Country fans won’t want to miss out on this show,” said fair spokesperson Adrenna Alkhas. “Sawyer Brown will bring that old country soul to the opening night of the fair.”


July 14 — Foreigner

Foreigner, founded in 1976, has sold more than 70 million albums and has achieved multi-platinum success worldwide. Known for hits like “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Double Vision,” and “Hot Blooded,” Foreigner has spent more weeks on the Billboard chart at #1 than any Atlantic Records band in the same genre for the past 60 years.


July 15 — Fairapolooza

Fairapolooza is coming to the Stanislaus County Fair and showcasing two fun and funky bands.

ZaSu Pitts Memorial Orchestra and Mumbo Gumbo will be performing during the Fairapolooza concert.

 The ZaSu Pitts Memorial Orchestra, put together by Stephen Ashman, is the Bay Area’s most renowned and legendary rhythm and blues band. They have toured all over the world and headlined concerts and clubs for over 4,200 performances.

Mumbo Gumbo blends many genres, from rock to soul, afro-pop to lush balladry, zydeco to country, into a celebratory, danceable sound. They have released nine original-music cds and collected numerous "Sammie" and "Best of Sacramento" awards.  


July 16 — Kellie Pickler

“American Idol” alum Kellie Pickler has topped country charts with her hits “Best Days of Your Life,” “Red High Heels,” and her newest single “Tough.” She has performed four tours for the United Service Organizations, which she describes as “one of the highlights of her career and life.”


July 17 — The Peking Acrobats

The Chinese acrobatic sensation, The Peking Acrobats, will be trick cycling, contorting, and tumbling their way to the stage. The Peking Acrobats set a new “Guinness Book World Record” for Human Chair Stack. They balanced six people atop six chairs that reached 21 feet in the air without safety lines.


July 18 — The Wiggles

The Wiggles is a children’s entertainment act that uses song and dance to engage children in fun and education. The Wiggles started 21 years ago in Australia and have been awarded with 17 Gold, 12 Platinum, three Double Platinum, and 10 Multi Platinum Awards for sales of over 23 million DVD’s and 7 Million CD’s worldwide. Their TV shows are broadcast in more than 100 countries.


July 19 — Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker was first known as DJ in Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Tucker Band, and made his first solo debut in 2001 with the hit “Double Wide.” He also collaborated with Kid Rock on some of his biggest hits including, “Bawitdaba,” “Cowboy,” “Forever,” “Only God Knows Why,” and “All Summer Long.” He also performed with well known country sensation, Kenny Chesney, on the duet “When The Sun Goes Down.”


July 20 — Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels, the former frontman of Poison, launched a successful solo career and has found new fans with his appearances on reality shows “Rock of Love” and “The Apprentice.”

“Bret Michaels fans aren’t going to want to miss out on this night,” Alkhas said. “His authenticity is the foundation to his career and we are thrilled to have him.”


July 21 — LeAnn Rimes

Rimes has sold more than 40 million albums and is a two time Grammy Award winner, being the youngest recipient of the award. She has also been awarded three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes previously performed at the fair in 2007.


July 22 — Diego Verdaguer and Amanda Miguel

At the age of 14, Diego began pursuing his career in music by forming the group Reno y Rino. A short three years later, Diego was known for his first solo hit, “Yo Solamente Yo,” and his series of guest appearances on the youth television show “Sótano Beat.”

Later in life, Diego Verdaguer received two Latin Grammy nominations in 2009 for Best Ranchero Album and Best Regional Mexican Song for “Voy A Conquistarte”. His newest contribution to Spanish popular music is “Mexicano Hasta Las Pampas: Una Nueva Aventura.”

Amanda Miguel’s first single, “Papá cuando regreses,” was released when she was 23 years old. Her second big hit, “El me mintió,” was recorded with Diego Verdaguer. Her long awaited new album, “Anillo de Compromiso,” shows her love and commitment to Mexico and the Mexican people. The singer says this album will be her gift to the audience of her adopted country, Mexico.

Amanda and Diego fell in love in 1979 and have been recording successful music together ever since.


— All performances are free with fair admission and will be held at 8:30 p.m. on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage.

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