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Stanislaus Fair is ready to rock
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Joan Jett

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will have the crowds rocking out to “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” when they take the stage at this year’s Stanislaus County Fair.

 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will perform July 19 at the Stanislaus County Fair. The group will appear on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert is free with the price of fair admission.

“This is a show that rock ‘n’ roll fans will not want to miss,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are sure to make the Bud Light Variety Free Stage come to life.”

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.

Her profile once again skyrocketed with the release of the feature film, The Runaways, telling the story of the creation of the music group, staring Kristen Stewart as Jett. Jett’s independence and determination also made her the first female artist to own and operate an independent record company, Blackheart Records.

Opening the fair will be country music superstar Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise on July 18.

 The 2014 Stanislaus County Fair opens July 11 for a 10-day run. Discounted fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the fair season pass will be on sale beginning May 3. Corporate ticket sales are also available at a discounted rate. Visit the fair’s website for upcoming ticket sale information.