Grand Funk Railroad & Blue Oyster Cult
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Grand Funk Railroad & Blue Öyster Cult

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Date: July 10, 2021
Cost: $5.00 - $150.00

6.1.20 Press Release

See you July 10, 2021!

See Grand Funk Railroad & Blue Oyster Cult on Sat, July 10th starting at 7pm for an evening of Classic Rock at the 2021 Northern Wisconsin State Fair!

Ticket Prices (Will Increase by $5 Day of Show):
VIP Experience $150/person (includes front 3 rows Premium area)
Premium Seating (Rows 4-10) $50.00/person
Reserve Seating $30.00/person
Grandstand Seating $20.00/person
Note, all concert tickets increase $5.00 day of show.


With a limited amount of tickets, 70 to be exact, enjoy the following from 5-10 pm on Saturday, July 10th:
  • 1 Premium Seat in Front 3 Rows
  • 1 Adult General Fair Admission Ticket
  • A catered meal
  • Refreshments (beer, wine, soda, and water)
  • Independent lounge area
  • Restrooms w/ A/C
  • Separate Entry/Exit to VIP Area 5pm-10pm
*You must purchase a 2021 General Fair Gate Admission ticket per concert ticket purchased in order to enter the fairgrounds (with the exception of VIP tickets). Concert tickets do NOT include 2021 Fair Gate Admission (with the exception of VIP tickets). Note, all concert tickets increase $5.00 day of show. Convenience fees apply for the convenience of purchasing online.



The Northern Wisconsin State Fair (July 7-11, 2021) and Northwestern Bank are thrilled to announce they will be donating a combined $2 per Northwestern Bank Grandstand ticket sold to the 2021 Leinenkugel’s Main Stage Entertainment to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley- Chippewa Falls Center.

Northwestern Bank Grandstand tickets are being sold for Trace Adkins, Wednesday, July 7th, LANCO for Friday, July 9th, and Grand Funk Railroad and Blue Öyster Cult for Saturday, July 10th. (Hairball Grandstand Seats are Free with Fair Admission)

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Grand Funk Railroad and Blue Öyster Cult Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 10th
07/10 Grand Funk Railroad & Blue Oyster Cult VIP Experience
July 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM
VIP Experience: Includes FRONT OF STAGE SEATING, Fair admission, separate from general public, catered meal, beer, wine, soda, private restroom with A/C, and separate entry/exit to VIP area 5pm-10pm. Convenience fee applied at checkout.
Grand Funk Railroad and Blue Öyster Cult Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 10th
07/10 Grand Funk Railroad & Blue Oyster Cult - Premium, Reserve, and Grandstand Seating
July 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Premium, Reserve, and Grandstand Seating. Concert Tickets do NOT include Fair Admission. A convenience fee will be applied at checkout.
2021 Adult 5 Day Admission - Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 7-11, 2021
2021 Adult 5 Day Admission
5-Day General Admission ticket, redeemable one time ONLY at the main gate in exchange for a 5-Day General Fair Admission Wristband.
One Day Admission to the 2021 Northern Wisconsin State Fair, July 7-11!
2021 Adult Fair Gate Admission
General Admission is valid for ONE DAY during fair, July 7-11, 2021. You must present this ticket to enter the fairgrounds. Convenience fee will be applied to this ticket at checkout.
One Day Youth Admission for 2020 Northern Wisconsin State Fair, July 7-11!
2021 Youth Fair Gate Admission
Youth General Admission, Ages 6-11. Valid for ONE DAY during fair, July 7-11, 2021. Children under 6 are FREE.
Grand Funk Railroad & Blue Öyster Cult
July 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-­‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.

The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

Upon the release of BÖC's self-­‐titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-­‐yet-­‐heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song. BÖC's canon includes three stone-­‐cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's Agents of Fortune, the pummeling "Godzilla" from 1977's Spectres and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You" from1981's Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BÖC songs include "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "Then Came the Last Days of May," "I Love the Night," "In Thee,""Veteran of the Psychic Wars," "Dominance and Submission," "Astronomy," "Black Blade" and "Shooting Shark."

The intense creative vision of BÖC's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda, and drummer Jules Radino.

We realized we're a 'classic rock' band. That's what we are, that's what we do best, that's what we know. The band members are proud of BÖC's classic sound, and pleased the band is creating vibrant work for disenfranchised music lovers who don't like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound-­‐alike, formulaic rap-­‐metal, which monopolizes the radio airwaves and best-­‐seller charts.

BÖC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule that brings new songs and classics to original fans and, as Bloom puts it, "teen-­‐agers with green hair.



“You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!”

David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine

Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top selling American rock group of the 70’s is “COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN”. Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to be touring in 2020 marking a 51-year milestone. After playing to millions of fans on the band’s tours from 1996 to 2019, Grand Funk’s SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL TOUR 2020 will continue to reach both new and long-time fans.

Known as “The American Band”, the high-energy five-piece group will play forty shows all over the USA this year. Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the multi-million selling hit, "We’re an American Band") and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God of Thunder”. Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars”. Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special. Max penned and sang 38’s biggest hit “Second Chance” and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet. Lead guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and also has credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier. (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by Grand Funk). Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami. Affectionately called “Dr. Tim”, his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man Robert Palmer.

Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape fifty years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits "We’re an American Band", "I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home", "Locomotion", and "Some Kind of Wonderful" still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio. "We’re an American Band" has received notoriety in recent years being used in movie sound tracks and in television/radio advertising. The huge hit was featured in a General Motors national TV ad campaign and in Disney’s animated feature film The Country Bears. "We’re an American Band" was featured in the Cuba Gooding Jr. film RADIO, and also in the swashbuckler SAHARA starring Matthew McConaughey.

Internationally acclaimed Grand Funk has toured the world, selling out in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and South America. A 1971 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles. The group’s widespread appeal is also evident in its prestigious recording achievements. Over their career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits and two Number One singles ("We’re an American Band" and "Locomotion", both selling more than one million each). The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with record sales in excess of 25 million copies sold worldwide. The most recent gold CD award was presented to the band for their greatest hits package Grand Funk Railroad the Collectors Series.

The multi-talented band carries on the tradition of Grand Funk hits and creates a new chapter in the legacy of Grand Funk Railroad. GFR drew 25,000 people to their Molson Canal Series Concert outside Buffalo 20,000 in Albany, New York, and 20,000 fans to downtown Orlando, Florida. EMI/Capitol (Universal Music) released a new Grand Funk Greatest Hits package that includes a bonus DVD of rare concert footage. Grand Funk’s 2019 FIFTY YEARS OF FUNK TOUR was a huge success and now, with the group’s SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL TOUR 2020, seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the group for the first time will be able to celebrate with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD!
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