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March 28, 2017

3 Doors Down to Perform on the New Opening Night at Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair

The Band Behind Big Hits Like “Kryptonite” Will Be First-Ever Wednesday Night Fair Opener

Rock band 3 Doors Down returns to the Great New York State Fair to provide an exciting climax to the Fair’s earliest start in at least a century, Acting Director Troy Waffner announced today.  The band’s 8 p.m. performance on Chevy Court will close the first day of the Fair’s expanded 13-day schedule.

Formed in 1995, Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 16 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards. Their debut, “The Better Life,” became certified six-times RIAA platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit “Kryptonite.” This was followed by 2002’s sophomore album, “Away from the Sun,” which went triple-platinum and saw similar success with “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” 2005’s platinum “Seventeen Days” and 2008’s “3 Doors Down” each earned No. 1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while “Time of My Life” landed at No. 3 in 2011. Ignited by the single “In The Dark,” 3 Doors Down unleashed their sixth full-length album, “Us and the Night,” which debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016.

"We’re excited to begin this new day of Fair programming with such a great band.  I know everyone’s going to love having one more day to enjoy the Fair and 3 Doors Down will bring that new day to a thrilling close," said Waffner.

This will be the 3rd appearance at the Great New York State Fair for 3 Doors Down, having performed here in 2005 and 2011.

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 23 to September 4, 2017. The Fair's mission, reflected in its theme, "FIND YOUR GREAT," is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

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