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‘Great White’ is first booking for Fair
Great White band
Great White will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair on July 12. Left to right are: Audie Desbrow, Michael Lardie, Brett Carlisle, Mark Kendall and Scott Snyder.

The Stanislaus County Fair announced its first entertain act booking for this summer’s fair – Great White, which will take the Modelo Free Variety Stage on July 12.

“The band promises to deliver a show that will have fairgoers dancing, singing, and creating lasting memories.” said Fair spokesman Jose Piña.

Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums, and clocked the top of MTV four times.  

In its 40 years in the music business, the rock band enlists Brett Carlisle to take over vocal duties and lead the charge on hit after hit. Their songs include the Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.”

To experience their hits live in concert— “Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light” — is to ride an emotional wave of sultry connections, arousing lyrics, and an all-out marathon of hard-hitting orchestrations. Audiences might also hear tracks like “Stick It”, “The Angel Song”, “Big Time” or one of the many deep cuts from Great White’s 13 studio albums.

California-based Great White is Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Audie Desbrow (drums), Scott Snyder (bass), and Brett Carlisle (vocals).

Since 1982, the Great White sound has captivated audiences worldwide with crushing, blues-based guitar riffs and swagger that invokes an emotional high for anyone that listens. The band’s core writing team of Lardie and Kendall forged numerous hits over the years, and when Desbrow joined in 1985, the grooves hooked an amazing stride. Now for more than a decade, Snyder has merged his unforgiving rhythm to Desbrow’s relentless percussion. Carlisle, born and raised in Alabama, brings a Southern rock charm laced with Bayou blue-based grit.  

From an early gig at the famed Los Angeles’ Troubadour, to sharing arena stages with rock’s biggest names like Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Scorpions, to globe-trotting alongside contemporaries Slaughter, Vixen, Skid Row, Vince Neil and more – Great White continues to bring its exhilarating live performance to the masses.

The 2024 Stanislaus County Fair will run July 5-14. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, April 27.