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May 31, 2017

Hard Rocking Chevelle to Play Chevy Court Concert at the 2017 Great New York State Fair

The family band known as Chevelle will bring rock-hard music to the stage at Chevy Court when they make their debut appearance at the Great New York State Fair at 8 pm on Thursday, August 24, Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner said today.

Brothers Pete and Sam Loeffler and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini are touring behind the group’s eighth album, “The North Corridor.”  All of their major-label albums have hit the top 20 on the Billboard albums chart and three hit #1 on the hard rock albums chart. The new album marks a return to the heavier, harder sound of Chevelle’s earliest work with mature, message-oriented lyrics that reflect two decades of writing and the changes in their lives.

“We work hard to produce a lineup that has something for everyone, and I know music fans who like their music loud and hard will enjoy an evening with Chevelle. They’re an important part of the most diverse and best lineup in Chevy Court history,” said Waffner.

The show takes place on the first of two Three Dollar Thursdays, when admission to the Fair is just $3. All concerts at Chevy Court are free with admission.  Chevrolet’s sponsorship makes possible the best lineup of free national touring acts at any state fair.

Chevelle joins a growing lineup of shows that includes:

  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 2 pm, August 23
  • 3 Doors Down, 8 pm, August 23
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 2 pm, August 25
  • The Beach Boys, 7 pm, August 25
  • Peter Noone, 2 pm, August 28
  • Kansas, 8 pm, August 28
  • The Marshall Tucker Band, 2 pm, August 29
  • Taylor Dayne, 2 pm, August 30
  • LeAnn Rimes, 8 pm, August 31
  • Spin Doctors, 2 pm, September 3

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.

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, on Snapchat at nysfair 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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