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Sugar Ray signs on for County Fair show
• Mark McGrath will be at Turlock show on July 13
Sugar Ray to Fair
Sugar Ray will perform in Turlock at the Fair on Wednesday, July 13. Left to right are drummer Dean Butterworth, Mark McGrath and lead guitarist Rodney Sheppard.

The Stanislaus County Fair has booked Sugar Ray! for a Wednesday, July 13 show on the Coors Light Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by KHOP @95.1 and is free with admission.

“We are so excited to have Sugar Ray at the fair this year,” said Jose Pina, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “These unforgettable songs will have you singing along and dancing to your favorite hits.”

After over three decades, co-founded by Mark McGrath (vocals) and Rodney Sheppard (lead guitar), the band is beyond sales of 10 million records, four top 10 songs, streams in the hundreds of millions, and millions of tickets sold, the band embody the endless summer of popular music and culture. 

“You could say we’re still performing because the music means a lot to us,” observes McGrath. “However, the real reason is it means a lot to so many other people. All the time, we hear fans say, ‘Boy, those songs were so important to me growing up’ or ‘I listened to you on my first date with my girlfriend, and now she’s my wife.’ I’m the last guy to brag about this band and the first one to make fun of it, but we wrote some killer tunes.”

Some of their hits include “When It’s Over” and “Fly.”

The 2022 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 8 for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-winning experience that has been over 109 years in the making. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, April 30, 2022. Corporate ticket sales will also be available to purchase at a discounted rate. Visit the Fair’s “new” website for upcoming ticket sale information at