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June 20, 2016

Dashboard Confessional to Perform at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair Saturday, August 27

Three Days Grace

It will be a night of emotional, intimate rock when Dashboard Confessional takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 27 at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair, Acting Director Troy Waffner announced today.

Propelled by Chris Carrabba’s heartfelt lyrics, sweeping acoustics, and his charismatic presence, Dashboard Confessional stands as one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s.  Critically acclaimed and embraced by a legion of fans, Dashboard’s brand of alternative rock swept through a generation who embraced their albums and sold out arenas.

Their breakthrough second album, 2002’s “The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most,” included the trademark single “Screaming Infidelities.”  Their third album, “A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar,” gave them their first top ten Modern Rock single, “Hands Down,” and reached #2 on the Top 200.  To date, Dashboard Confessional has a platinum album with their live release, “MTV Unplugged,” three RIAA certified gold-selling albums, and has had numerous songs featured on TV and in movies.

“Dashboard Confessional has never been here and I know this will be a terrific night for the group’s many fans.  It’s also a great night to discover or rediscover a band with some of the most original music of the last decade,” said Waffner.

Performances previously announced for Chevy Court include:

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.
  • Kesha, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m.
  • Toto, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.
  • MAGIC!, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m.
  • Air Supply, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. 
  • Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. 
  • Herman’s Hermits, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m.
  • Brian Wilson presents "Pet Sounds" - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m.
  • Survivor, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. 
  • The Commodores, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. 
  • Macy Gray, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m.
  • Three Days Grace, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.
  • Flo Rida, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.
  • A Tribe Called Red, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m.
  • Culture Club, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m.
  • X Ambassadors, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m.
  • Rachel Platten with A Great Big World, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m.
  • Chicago, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m.

Chevy Court’s 23 free shows are part of the Fair’s commitment to providing the best and most diverse lineup of music available.  Each year, the Fair and its vendors provide approximately 500 free musical performances. Concerts at 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 25 to September 5, 2016.  The Fair’s mission 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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