Boy band mania is coming to the Stanislaus County Fair with iconic pop and contemporary R&B group 98 Degrees.
The group will be performing at the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday, July 20 on the Coors Light Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by KHOP 95.1 and is free with the price of Fair admission.
“It’s always wonderful to have a talented group such as 98 Degrees come to our Fair,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “Guests will feel their passion and the iconic band will take them on a memorable journey of songs from the late ‘90s and early 2000s.”
In five short years – from 1997 to 2002 – the Pop and Contemporary R&B vocal group, 98 Degrees sold a staggering 10 million records, scored a chart-topping single, “Thank God I Found You,” with Mariah Carey and Joe, and collaborated with their collective idol, Stevie Wonder, on “True to Your Heart,” for the 1998 animated Disney film, Mulan. Their four-million-selling album, 98° and Rising (1998, Motown), spawned the top-five favorites “Because of You,” “I Do,” and “The Hardest Thing,” while 2000’s Revelation (Universal Records), which sold two million copies, peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and yielded a trio of hits, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” “My Everything” and “The Way You Want Me To.”
The group emerged at a time when teen-oriented acts such as the Spice Girls, The Backstreet Boys and NSYNC were just hitting the top of the charts around the world. They differentiated themselves from many of the other teen bands at the time as they wrote much of their own material, which reflected their own R&B influences.
Over the past 15 years, all four members have enjoyed other careers outside of music.
The 2019 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 12 for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-winning experience that has been over 108 years in the making. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, April 20. Visit the Fair’s website for upcoming ticket sale information at www.stancofair.com.
The 2019 Fair will feature a children’s area presented by Sky Trek Aviation. Also planned for 2019 are 10-nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals. Metal-mashing motorsports, Portuguese Bull Fight night, and one night of rodeo in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured.
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 award-winning Stanislaus County Fair, visit www.stancofair.com.