Mor­ris Day And The Time Bring Funk To The Fair

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Funk le­gends Mor­ris Day and the Time bring their en­dur­ing swag­ger to Tur­lock for the 2017 Stanis­laus County Fair.

Mor­ris Day and the Time will be per­form­ing Tues­day, July 18 at the Stanis­laus County Fair on the Bud Light Va­ri­ety Free Stage. The con­cert will be hosted by KWIN and will be­gin at 8:30 p.m. The con­cert is free with the price of Fair ad­mis­sion.

“This funk group will get our Fair guests danc­ing in no time,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesper­son for the Stanis­laus County Fair. “It will be a great way to cel­e­brate the legacy of long­time col­lab­o­ra­tor Prince.”

Mor­ris Day played an es­sen­tial role in the de­vel­op­ment of the iconic pop-funk sound of the 1980s. His ex­u­ber­ant stage pres­ence and col­or­ful show­man­ship mir­ror that of long­time friend Prince. Day’s in­volve­ment with Prince traces back to 1980 when his com­po­si­tion “Party up,” orig­i­nally recorded when he was a mem­ber of the En­ter­prise, was cov­ered on Prince’s al­bum “Dirty Mind.” As a found­ing mem­ber of Prince’s band the Time, Day re­mains a true funk trail­blazer. He worked with the group un­til 1984 when he launched his solo ca­reer, be­fore re­turn­ing in the 1990s.

The Time gained pop­u­lar­ity with feel-good tracks such as “Jerk Out” and “Jun­gle Love.” In fact, “Jun­gle Love” was fea­tured in Prince’s 1984 film Pur­ple Rain. Band mem­bers went on to ex­plore other av­enues of the mu­sic busi­ness, such as pro­duc­ing mu­sic for Janet Jackson be­fore ul­ti­mately re­unit­ing. Mor­ris Day and the Time con­tinue to tour and in­spire some of the big­gest names in the in­dus­try in­clud­ing Ri­hanna and Bruno Mars.

The 2017 Stanis­laus County Fair opens Fri­day, July 14 for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-win­ning ex­pe­ri­ence that has been over 106 years in the mak­ing. Dis­counted Fair ad­mis­sion tick­ets, un­lim­ited ride wrist­bands, and the Fair sea­son pass will be on sale be­gin­ning Satur­day, April 29. Visit the Fair’s web­site for up­com­ing ticket sale in­for­ma­tion at www.stan­co­fair.com.

The 2017 Fair will fea­ture a spec­tac­u­lar chil­dren’s area pre­sented by Sky Trek Avi­a­tion. Also, planned for 2017 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. Me­tal­mash­ing mo­tor­sports and three nights of rodeo in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be fea­tured.

PHOTO CON­TRIB­UTED

Tak­ing the stage on Tues­day, July 18 will be Mor­ris Day and the Time, bring­ing their en­dur­ing swag­ger to the Stanis­laus County Fair.

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