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April 01, 2015

Entertainment Icon Snoop Dogg to Perform on Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair

One of the biggest names in entertainment, Snoop Dogg, comes to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair for the first time on Wednesday, September 2, at 8 p.m., Acting State Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today. His appearance completes an all-classic rap lineup for the day, which begins with Salt-N-Pepa at 2:00 p.m.

“We’re very excited to bring an artist of Snoop Dogg’s stature to the Fair, as part of a strong lineup of performers that reflect the diverse cultures of New York.  It’s also going to be an amazing show by an artist who has a lot to say.  This is one of the shows that should absolutely not be missed,” said Waffner.

Snoop Dogg has been dominating the music scene ever since his debut album hit number one on the Billboard charts on its very first week.  He’s best-known for singles such as “Gin and Juice” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” but his embrace of wider styles of music such as hip hop, funk, soul, and reggae have kept him a relevant, important artist.

On May 12, Snoop Dogg will release his album “BUSH,” executive produced by Pharrell. “BUSH” will be Snoop Dogg’s first album from Columbia Records. The first single, “Peaches N Cream,” featuring Pharrell and Charlie Wilson, was released earlier this month.  “BUSH” is now available for pre-order on iTunes:

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
  • Melissa Etheridge, at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28
  • The Oak Ridge Boys, at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1
  • Salt-N-Pepa, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 2
  • 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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