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2023 Stanco Fair LogoFor more information contact:
Jose Piña
Marketing Manager
(209) 668-1333 ext. 340 – Office

For Immediate Release:

March 24, 2023


Stanco Fair is ready Rock out!


July 12, 2023


Turlock, CA (March 24, 2023) – “Can we forget about” the plans you made on July 12th and instead come rock out to this performance at the Stanislaus County Fair. Where life happens!

 The Stanislaus County Fair Welcomes Billboard Music Award winner “Lit” on Wednesday July 12th, at The Coors Light Stage at 8:30 p.m. Concert will be hosted by The Hawk 104.1 and is free with the price of Fair admission.

            “Please tell me, please tell me why you haven’t penciled in this amazing band!” said Jose Piña, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. This year, StanCo Fair is excited to Rock and Roll with the band Lit.

Just as the nineties dissolved into the 21st century, Lit charged up rock ‘n’ roll uncompromising punk energy and a power pop punch. However, the Orange County-born band left an imprint on popular culture that only fissured wider over the years like a California fault line. Who could forget the immortal lyric, “Can we forget about the things I said when I was drunk?” or the time Pamela Anderson devoured the band whole in the “Miserable” music video – HERE. The group outlasted the next two decades as well. They stood out as the rare act whose presence could be felt loud and clear at Woodstock ’99. Twenty years after its initial release, the Billboard Music Award-winning “My Own Worst Enemy” HERE not only went double-platinum, but Post Malone also covered it on Instagram Live as did Kelly Clarkson HERE and Jimmy Fallon on his late night show HERE. Further speaking to their enduring influence, they’ve inspired think pieces by everyone from American Songwriter HERE to Kerrang! HERE, while Consequence of Sound named them one of the “100 Best Pop Punk Bands.” Not to mention, their music blared through American Reunion, Central Intelligence, Parks and Recreation, Rock Band, and beyond as they also impressively averaged over 2.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify. The guys have amassed a catalog highlighted by fan favorites such as the platinum A Place in the Sun [1999], Atomic [2001], Lit [2004], The View from The Bottom [2012], and These Are The Days [2017]. Meanwhile, they teased the next chapter with “Yeah Yeah Yeah” in 2021, arriving to acclaim from Loudwire, Alternative Press, and more.

Now, the quartet—brothers Ajay [vocals] and Jeremy Popoff [guitar], Kevin Baldes [bass], and Taylor Carroll [drums]—continue to do what they do best on their seventh full-length album and 2022 debut for Round Hill Records, Tastes Like Gold. “We made a conscious decision to go back to when we had arrived at what we represented musically,” says Ajay. “It took a little bit of time to cleanse the palette and hit reset. However, the creativity flowed better than it had in the past couple of decades.”

“We just decided to make what people expect from Lit and, honestly, what we expect from Lit,” explains Jeremy. “Our fans have been very cool and gracious over the years. They’ve allowed us to grow, change, morph, and explore. At the end of the day though, Lit means something to people, and we wanted to get back to that. Once the lockdowns happened, it was even more difficult to go back to that place when we were in our early twenties in an Anaheim warehouse with cases of cheap beer and friends without a care in the world other than the next show. While everybody reevaluated the whole world, we tried to make a really fun rock ‘n’ roll record.”

“We managed to not only make a classic record with a modern approach, but we did it during a pandemic,” Jeremy leaves off. “We realized you don’t have to be consumed by negativity and social media to the point where it stifles your ability to have fun, be happy, and do what you’re good at. Maybe the music inspires you to turn all of the other stuff off and get back to what makes you happy.” 

The 2023 Stanislaus County Fair is July 7-16. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, April 22, 2023. Visit to find information on fair entertainment, local exhibits and livestock. To receive future Fair announcements follow us on Facebook at and Twitter or Instagram @stancofair.

The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family-friendly and community-oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment, and technology.