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Countrys Colt Ford to perform at Fair July 10
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Colt Ford will perform July 10 in Turlock at the County Fair. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

The Stanislaus County Fair has booked Colt Ford to perform on Friday, July 10 on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The 8:30 p.m. concert will be hosted by KAT Country 103 and is free with the price of Fair admission.

"Colt Ford will bring a different country edge to the Fair and we are thrilled to have him," said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. "His high energy performance will make for the perfect opening night of Fair."

With his innovative blend of country music and hip-hop rhythms, Ford is a cultural force who is ready to go from cult status to a household name. He will next be seen sharing the stage with Toby Keith on his "Shut Up and Hold On" summer tour, where thousands of red Solo cups will be raised in celebration. The follow-up to 2012's chart-topping Declaration of Independence, which remained on the Billboard Country Album chart for more than 58 weeks, Thanks for Listening features collaborations with such pals as Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Chase Rice, and Justin Moore. The album is a celebration of the things near and dear to Colt Ford's heart - America, country music, hard work, and celebrating life with family and friends.

In a world of cultural barriers, Colt Ford brings two diverse backgrounds together, pointing out how close country and hip-hop can be.

"They're both about story-telling," said Ford, "talking about real life from a unique perspective."

The 2015 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 10 for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-winning experience that has been over 100 years in the making. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, May 2. Corporate ticket sales are also available to purchase at a highly discounted rate. Visit the Fair's website for upcoming ticket sale information at

The 2015 Fair will feature a spectacular children's area, which will include the highly-popular Wizards Challenge Exhibit, presented by Sky Trek Aviation. Also planned for 2015 are 10-nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, more than 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals. Metal-mashing motorsports and CCPRA rodeo will also be featured in the FoodMaxx Arena.