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Country legend, girl group and original runaway to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair opens its all-star concert line-up with five-time Grammy winner Wyonna Judd on July 11, and the stars keep on coming throughout the fair's 10-day run.

Judd has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her epic 30-year career.  Charting countless singles including 20 #1 hits and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.”

 “Wynonna is a staple in the country music industry for over 30 years,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “We are extremely thrilled to have such a legend perform at our Fair.”

Legendary Billboard chart topping group, Kansas, will be shaking things up at the fair on July 12, followed by Hispanic platinum recording artists Banda Machos with special guest La Unica Sonora Santanera on July 13.

Three time Broadcast Music Inc. song of the year winner Rodney Atkins will take the stage on July 14. The "Celebration" will continue with Kool & the Gang on July 15.

“Kool & the Gang brings back many nostalgic memories,” said Alkhas. “They have provided their fans with a variety of great hits and we can’t wait to ‘celebrate’ with them.”

American girl group Fifth Harmony will take the stage on July 16. The group consists of  members Dinah Jane Hansen, Ally Brook, Camila Cabello, Normani Kordei, and Lauren Jauregui.  After ending up in 3rd place on the American version of the "X-Factor", the group was signed by Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid’s record labels, Sysco Music and Epic Records. 

Their debut "Better Together", released in October 2013, skyrocketed to #2 on iTunes and now officially lands the group their first Top 10 album, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

The girls have been picked to be a part of Disney's "Next Big Thing" Campaign, MTV & Pop Tarts “Crazy Good VMA Concert,” and won the fan-voted Vevo’s Lift Artist Award. Cumulatively, they have 70 million total YouTube views, 625,000-plus Facebook fans and over 1 million Twitter followers.

Loverboy will bring their trademark red leather pants, bandanas, big rock sound and high-energy live show to the fairgrounds on July 17.  Legendary music icons Three Dog Night are set  to perform on July 18.

Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, will perform on July 18 at the Fair. This Grammy nominated band had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including three #1 singles, 11 Top 10s, 18 straight Top 20s, 7 million selling singles and 12 straight Recording Industry Association of America Certified Gold LPs. Their hits appeared on best selling charts in all genres (pop, rock and country).

The final Saturday night of the fair will feature Joan Jett and the hard-rocking Blackhearts.

“This is a show that rock ‘n’ roll fans will not want to miss,” said Alkhas.  

As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, Jett has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You” and “Crimson and Clover.” Recently Jett released her latest album “Unvarnished” in October 2013. Jett was one of only two women named to Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitar players of all time. Since co-founding the all-girl punk group, the Runaways, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye.

Popular Latin Spirit Award Winner Ezequiel Pena will perform on the final night of the Stanislaus County Fair.

“Ezequiel Pena has made a name for himself in both Mexico and the United States,” said Alkhas. “He offers a unique style and sound who is sure to wow the crowd.”