Blue Oyster Cult is scheduled for a European tour next year, but you can catch them up close and in person at the 2021 Dodge County Fair. On Saturday, August 21, the hard rock group with their heavy metal influence, will take the stage at 8pm. The group has been making music and traveling the world since the early seventies.

Concert attendees will recognize their popular American rock sound, with popular hits that span several decades, like” “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (reaching number 12 on the Billboard charts), “Burnin’ For You” and “Godzilla”. Since the band’s formation, fans have purchased more than 25 million of their records worldwide.

After a nineteen years, the group released “The Symbol Remains” in the Fall of 2020. This was their first studio album of new tracks in almost two decades. Their fifteenth studio album features anticipated tracks, like “Box in my Head” and “Nightmare Epiphany”. The band currently consists of its five seasoned members: Eric Bloom (lead vocals), Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (guitar/vocals), Richie Castellano (guitar/keyboard/vocals), Danny Miranda (bass), and Jules Radino (percussion).

After a brief intermission, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will continue to keep the crowd on their feet, with five decades of hits like “We Built this City” and “Sara”.

This concert is free with your paid gate admission to the fair. Arrive early to secure your seat for this double-header. The concerts will be held, rain or shine (unless there is severe weather).  Attendees can also enjoy the horse pull at 9am and the Farm tractor pull scheduled at 1pm. Families will enjoy half-price ride tickets on Saturday afternoon. Receive twenty midway tickets for only $10. Family Day will take place on the midway from noon until 5pm.  There are a number of other family-friendly shows and showmanship events scheduled throughout the day on Saturday.

Visit our Facebook page for updated information on the 2021 Dodge County Fair, which is scheduled in Beaver Dam on August 18-22. Subscribe to our newsletter, which includes a listing of free entertainment, live music, exhibitions and fair updates. Additional free evening entertainment includes: Badger State Tractor Pull (Wednesday), Nitty Gritty Dirtband (Thursday), Jordan Davis (Friday), and two demolition derbies (scheduled on Sunday at 1pm and 6pm).

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