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Actor-singer to perform at Fair
Dennis Quaid to perform in Turlock July 22
Dennis Quaid has contracted with the Stanislaus County Fair to perform in Turlock on July 22. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Dennis Quaid and the Sharks are bringing Hollywood to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair.

Dennis Quaid and the Sharks will be performing Saturday, July 22, at the Stanislaus County Fair on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. The concert is free with the price of Fair admission.

"Dennis Quaid and the Sharks are sure to be a fun treat for all of our Fair guests," said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair.

Quaid is best known as an actor, with a variety of dramatic and comedic roles under his belt including performances in The Rookie and The Parent Trap. When he is not flexing his acting chops, he is performing with his band the Sharks. His musical journey began when he was invited onstage to perform with fellow actor Harry Dean Stanton and his longtime band, the Harry Dean Stanton Band. Quaid's performance went over so well that he was approached by a member of Stanton's band to start a new group.

Dennis Quaid and the Sharks specialize in rock & roll and country soul with the occasional Jerry Lee Lewis classic thrown into the mix. Quaid serves as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist. He has firsthand experience performing Jerry Lee Lewis tunes, having played "The Killer" in the 1989 biopic Great Balls of Fire. Dennis Quaid and the Sharks have performed in front of thousands of people receiving rave reviews for their stage presence. Dennis Quaid is not just another actor turned rocker - he is a bona fide rock star.

The Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 14 for a 10-day run. Discounted admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, April 29. 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

The 2017 Fair will feature a spectacular children's area presented by Sky Trek Aviation. Also, planned for 2017 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 and three nights of rodeo 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