Turlock – The Stanislaus County Fair is getting ready to welcome the incredible late ’60 s Jazz Rock band, Blood, Sweat, & Tears.
The band will play Saturday, July 13. This fusion group will be performing on the Coors Light Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by 104.1 The Hawk, and is free with the price of Fair admission.
“Blood, Sweat, and Tears will be a fun addition to the Fair this year,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “The beloved band’s spirit and liveliness has impacted many artists and on July 13th they will impact many fans.”
Blood, Sweat & Tears is not the first band to ever use a horn section, but they are the first to fuse it with rock, jazz and some blues thrown in for good measure. From the first ensemble in the late1960s, practicing in a loft on Bleeker Street in New York’s Greenwich Village and having crowds clapping on the street below between songs, founding member and drummer Bobby Colomby knew they were on the right course.
Since then, the band hasn’t stopped touring - for over 50 years! The first Blood, Sweat & Tears album, “Child is Father to the Man,” was released to little fanfare. After band member changes, the second album, self-titled, "Blood Sweat & Tears” was a success, rising to the top of the charts for seven weeks and yielding three top five singles. The album received the prestigious Grammy award for “Album of the Year” in 1970. That album earned quadruple Platinum status with sales of over 4 million units.
Blood Sweat & Tears went on to receive 10 Grammy nominations and winning three, among many other awards. Blood Sweat & Tears has had many configurations over its 50-plus years of touring. Blood Sweat & Tears is NOT a tribute band; far from it. The band is considered the first All Star Band, before changing band members was common.
The music is timeless, and fans are never disappointed.
The band members are always looking to inspire the next generation of musicians. Don’t be shy - walk up and talk to them. To this day Bobby Colomby (founding member) still handpicks the musicians for every tour. Colomby still uses the same theory: “Great Musicians Make Great Music.” Please enjoy the show!
The 2019 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 12 for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-winning experience that has been over 108 years in the making.
Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass are now on sale. Corporate ticket sales are also available to purchase at a highly discounted rate. Visit the Fair’s website for ticket information at www.stancofair.com.
The 2019 Fair will feature a spectacular children’s area presented by Sky Trek Aviation.
Also planned for 2019 are 10 nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals.
Metal-mashing motorsports in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured.
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The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family- and community-oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment and technology.
For more information about the award-winning Stanislaus County Fair, visit www.stancofair.com.