There is going to be some added "Fun, Fun, Fun" at the Stanislaus County Fair this year.
The Beach Boys will bring their surfing sounds of the '60s to the fair Aug. 1, capping off an eclectic lineup of live performances scheduled this year.
Inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Beach Boys produced numerous hits and critically acclaimed albums that shaped the musical landscape for the rock and pop artists who followed. Along with "Fun, Fun, Fun," the band's hits include "Surfin' USA," "California Girls" and "Good Vibrations."
"The Beach Boys bring back the endless summer nights of our youth," said Pennie Rorex, a county fair spokeswoman. "Their timeless tunes still enchant audiences around the country. This will be quite a concert for fair guests."
The Beach Boys will perform at 8:30 p.m. on the Variety Free Stage. The concert is hosted by Sunny 102.3 and is free with fair admission.
The fair opens for a 10-day run July 25.
Other performances scheduled this year for the Variety Free Stage include Bowling for Soup on July 26, Little Big Town on July 29 and The Doobie Brothers on July 30.
This year's fair is themed "Nuts are DINO-mite," a salute to the Central Valley's nut industry. The Almond Board of California, a major sponsor of the fair's themed tribute, will be offering free samples of almonds each day.
New to the fair this year will be Jurassic Journey, an 8,000-square-foot life-size dinosaur replica exhibit. The dinosaur exhibit is sponsored by Sky Trek Aviation and is making its California debut at the fair.
The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family- and community-oriented experience promoting agriculture, education, entertainment and technology.
For more information on this year's concert lineup, visit the Stanislaus County Fair's Web site at www.stancofair.com.