Waukesha County Fair announces two headlining bands

WAUKESHA (WITI) -- A classic "intelligent rock" band and a prolific rock & roll icon, both from the 70s, will thrill their many long-time fans at the Main Stage of the 172nd Waukesha County Fair at 7:30 pm on Friday, July 18. Eddie Money and Blue Oyster Cult have been announced as Waukesha County Fair headliners.

Eddie Money

This straight up rock & roll icon has been making music and delivering it to his fans since the mid 70s and wouldn't have it any other way.

With hits like "Two Tickets to Paradise", "Baby Hold On", "Walk on Water", "Think I'm In Love" and "Shakin", Eddie continues to be one of the hardest working men in rock & roll.

A student of legendary vocal coach Judy Davis and prodigy of manager Bill Graham, the early days of MTV and music videos launched Eddie Money into stardom.

An accomplished musician, he sings, writes and plays the saxophone, harmonica and piano.

Blue Oyster Cult

The Long Island, NY-based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work for nearly four decades.

They occupy a unique place in rock history for having earned both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success with classic hits such as the haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla", "Burnin' for You" and so many more.

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

July 16-20, 2014 marks the 172nd anniversary of the Waukesha County Fair, the oldest Fair in the state of Wisconsin.

The Waukesha County Fair Association is a non-profit volunteer organization that is completely separate and receives no funding from Waukesha County or the City of Waukesha.

Its mission is to "provide quality family entertainment which preserves our rural heritage and is dedicated to educating and entertaining all ages in Waukesha County and surrounding communities."