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May 27, 2015

Legendary Steve Miller Band to Rock Chevy Court on the Final Sunday of the Great New York State Fair

Classic Band Returns for First Time Since 1997

You can call him the Space Cowboy, but the Great New York State Fair is calling Steve Miller the ideal way to spend the evening of Sunday, September 6 as the legendary blues/rock artist and his band plays what is likely to be one of the biggest shows of the Chevy Court season, Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today.  The show begins at 8 p.m.

One of rock music’s all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 45 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound made him one of the key artists in classic rock radio and his songs remain radio staples “The Joker,” “Rock’n Me,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Fly like an Eagle,” “Abracadabra,” and many more.  Miller released a live version of “The Joker” album in 2014 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original number one studio album.  Miller continues to record new music, well into his fifth decade as an in-demand artist who draws huge crowds around the world.

“The Steve Miller Band is one of the great classic rock groups and the band’s music is perfect for a Sunday night party.  We’ve worked hard and invested more than ever to create the strongest Chevy Court lineup in our history, and this show is right at the top of the list of must-see events,” said Waffner.

The Steve Miller Band last appeared at the Great New York State Fair on August 26, 1997 on the Grandstand.

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

  • Everclear -   2 p.m., opening day, Thursday, August 27
  • Rick Springfield -  8 p.m., Thursday, August 27
  • Orleans - 2 p.m., Friday, August 28
  • Melissa Etheridge - 8 p.m., Friday, August 28
  • Dan + Shay 2 p.m., Saturday, August 29
  • The Oak Ridge Boys - 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 1
  • Salt-N-Pepa - 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 2
  • Snoop Dogg - 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 2
  • Meghan Trainor -  8 p.m., Thursday, September 3
  • Six Nations Day Celebration, with traditional dancers and The Ripcords - 1 p.m., Friday, September 4
  • Nick Jonas -  6 p.m., Monday, September 7

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 to 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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