The Stanislaus County Fair welcomes Ulices Chaidez on Sunday, July 14, 2019. He will be performing on the Coors Light Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by La Favorita and is free with the price of Fair admission.
“Hispanic acts always attract such an energetic crowd to our Fair,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “We are excited to welcome Ulices and his band this year.”
This trio of new generation Mexican Regional corrido and banda trio is led by the teenage singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Ulices Chaidez.
The band hails from Navolato Sinaloa, and its name is an homage to one of Chaidez’s heroes, the late Airel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho. Chaidez has been playing music since he was six. Besides guitar, he plays fife, bass, and drums, and is studying accordion and violin. He worked with another group of guitarists while he was in high school (Ulices Chaidez y Sus Humildes), playing festivals and talent competitions locally and regionally. A Del Records executive caught one of their YouTube videos and signed the young singer, who was then 15.
His new band, the Plebes, were formed with the same instrumentation as Camacho’s group. Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes issued their first single, “Andamos en el Ruedo,” in August 2016. It went straight to the top spot on several Latin Songs charts, and the band was profiled in Billboard. The song’s video received over 1 million views. Their debut full-length, also titled Andamos en el Ruedo, was issued in October, with the group’s sophomore effort, El Elegido, arriving the following year.
The 2019 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 12 for a 10-day run. Visit the Fair’s website for ticket information at www.stancofair.com. The 2019 Fair will feature a spectacular children’s area presented by Sky Trek Aviation along with 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 in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured.