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Stanislaus County Fair holds contest to find musical act

The Modesto Bee and the Stanislaus County Fair are looking for a local band, duo or solo singer or musician to perform at the fair. It's a chance for local entertainers to show their stuff and get a break to perform before a big crowd at the fair.

The winning act will perform on Thursday evening, July 22, on the Cencal Beverage Co. Center Stage.

It'll be Kids Free Night at the fair -- children ages 12 and under will be given free admission. It's also the night when the popular group Boys Like Girls will perform on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage.

So with lots of kids and families in attendance, The Bee and the fair are looking for a family-friendly act. Individuals entering the contest must live in or bands must be based in one of five California counties: Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus or Tuolumne.

Readers of The Modesto Bee and modbee.com will vote for their favorite acts on modbee.com. The highest-rated act will win, subject to review and approval by officials of the Stanislaus County Fair.

The winning act will perform from 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 22.

The winning performer or group must have transportation to the fair and must supply any instruments, amplifiers, microphones, speakers or any other audio/video equipment.

To enter the contest -- and for complete details and official rules -- go to this link.

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