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March 30, 2015

Award-Winning Rocker Melissa Etheridge to Perform on Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair

Etheridge Brings Three Decades of Hits to Aug. 28 Show

Melissa Etheridge, who has poured her life’s triumphs and tragedies into some of rock’s best-known hits, will perform at Chevy Court during the Great New York State Fair on Friday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m., Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today.

Etheridge, who has two Academy Awards and a Grammy to her credit, will take the stage to perform songs from her latest album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like “Come to My Window”, “I’m The Only One” and “I Want To Come Over”.  Known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence, Etheridge will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs.

“We’re excited and proud to present Melissa Etheridge this year.  She has been an inspiration to women and makes great rock and roll music.  In a year of great performances on Chevy Court, she is a true icon and this is a show that should not be missed,” said Waffner.

The Fair has previously announced several shows for the free stage at Chevy Court:

  • Everclear, at 2:00 p.m. opening day, Thursday, August 27
  • Rick Springfield, at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 27
  • Orleans, at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 28
  • The Oak Ridge Boys, at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1
  • Meghan Trainor, at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 3

Concerts on Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet.

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 27 September 7, 2015.  The Fair’s mission, reflected in its theme, “Summer’s Best in Show,” is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment. 

In addition to the annual New York State Fair, the Fairgrounds host dozens of agricultural events throughout the year, including some of the Northeast’s most prestigious horse and livestock shows.

The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website.  Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair at Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at

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