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Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock on Friday, July 14. Members of the legendary band currently are (left to right): Eric Bloom (lead vocals, “stun guitar,” keyboards, synthesizer), Richie Castellano (keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Jules Radino (drums, percussion), Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (lead guitar, vocals) and Danny Miranda (bass, backing vocals). - photo by Contributed to the Courier

The Stanislaus County Fair has announced two more entertainment acts for this summer’s event – platinum album rock band, Blue Oyster Cult on Friday, July 14 and country singer Ashley McBryde on Saturday, July 15 – both to perform on the Coors Light Stage at 8:30 p.m. on their respective nights.

The concert will be hosted by 104.1 The Hawk and is free with the price of Fair admission.

Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed on Long Island in Stony Brook, New York, in 1967. Best known for the singles “The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You” and “Godzilla,” the band has sold 25 million records worldwide, including 7 million in the United States alone.

The intense creative vision of BÖC’s original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda, and drummer Jules Radino.

Arkansas born and raised McBryde, 39, released her debut single “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” in 2017 which was followed by her corresponding studio release Girl Going Nowhere (2018). Both the album and the single received critical acclaim and led to recognition from several music associations. It was followed by 2019’s Never Will, which was also met with critical acclaim. Its lead single “One Night Standards” reached the top 20 of the American country songs chart and topped the Canadian country survey.

McBryde has received one Grammy Award from six nominations, one Country Music Association Award, three Academy of Country Music Awards, and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy. She earned one of country music’s crowning achievements when she was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Her musical style combines country with the genres of rock, bluegrass, country pop and country rock.

The 2023 Stanislaus County Fair will run July 7-16. Discounted admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, April 22.

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Ashley McBryde
Country singer Ashley McBryde will take the stage at the Stanislaus County Fair’s Coors Light Stage at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 15.