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Dwight Yoakam to perform at Fair

Country superstar Dwight Yoakam is set to bring his rhinestone- bedazzled, honky- tonk show to the Stanislaus County Fair.

Yoakam will be performing on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. on July 14. The concert is free with fair admission.

 “Dwight Yoakam is a legendary country performer,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “We know this will be a performance fans will be raving about for years to come.”

Yoakam’s distinctive vocals, accented with his Kentucky croon, first made their debut to the public at large with his first album release in 1985.  Its release immediately yielded hit singles, and over the course of over 21 albums — totaling more than 25 million in sales worldwide — Yoakam has continued to passionately sing, write, and play music brimming with hard country and rock & roll. His latest release, “Second Hand Heart” was self-produced and reflects where he has been, but also where he is going.

“Songs never die – they’re just reborn,” Yoakam said. “All of us have that need to remind ourselves that life is always worth trying, every day — surviving to hope”.

The 2016 Stanislaus County Fair opens July 8for a 10-day run. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning April 30. Corporate ticket sales will also be available to purchase at a highly discounted rate.  Visit the Fair’s website for upcoming ticket sale information at