Extra! Extra! Read all about it!The newsboys will “Step up to the Microphone” at the 2009 Stanislaus County Fair.
Newsboys, one of the most successful Christian music bands, will perform on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at the Stanislaus County Fair. They will appear on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. This concert is hosted by Celebration Radio 101.5 KAMB and is free with the price of fair admission.
“Newsboys are an impressive addition to this year’s free concert line-up,” said Pennie Rorex, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “They will be performing songs from their upcoming CD. Monday night at the fair is going to be an amazing night of Christian music.”
Best known for their awe-inspiring live shows, newsboys have had 18 years of heavy touring which has made their live show an incredible entertainment experience that changes lives. The newsboys have garnered four Dove awards and a Billboard Music Video Award, along with numerous Dove Award Nominations and four Grammy nominations. The group has had a string of number one hits including “Step Up to the Microphone,” “Good Stuff” and “He Reigns” and now the native Australians will be releasing their newest album In the Hands of God on May 5, 2009.
In March, newsboys featured its new front man, Michael Tait. “When I received the initial call from newsboys, to consider joining the band as lead singer, I was speechless,” said Tait. Before joining newsboys Tait was a member of dc Talk, the two bands have toured together for years and now cross paths again in 2009.
The Stanislaus County Fair’s 2009 lineup on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage includes:
Grand Funk Railroad – Friday, July 31, 2009
newsboys – Monday, Aug. 3, 2009
Rick Springfield – Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009
Gretchen Wilson – Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009
Josh Turner – Friday, Aug. 7, 2009
The 2009 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 31 for a 10-day run. Discounted fair admission and unlimited ride wristband eTickets are now on sale at www.stancofair.com. Food Maxx Arena event tickets go on sale Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 10 a.m. Visit the fair’s website for detailed ticket sale information.
To receive future fair concert announcements by text message, text the word “FAIR” to 47645. Fair enthusiasts can also follow how the 2009 fair is developing at twitter.com/stancofair. In addition, you can find fair news at facebook.com by searching for ‘StanislausCounty Fair.’ Fair news and event listings are also available at myspace.com/stancofair.
The Stanislaus County Fair is now in its 98th year celebrating Stanislaus County’s rich agricultural heritage. The theme of this year’s fair, “Renewable Fun,” encourages both adults and children to appreciate the blending of tradition with innovation in order to preserve our environment while enjoying its abundance.
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 Stanislaus County Fair log onto its website at www.stancofair.com.