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June 22, 2017

Soul Superstars Earth Wind & Fire to Perform on the Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair

One of the greatest bands of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire, will bring the soulful grooves that have kept people dancing for decades to a special show on Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 27, Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today.

With a signature sound beyond categories and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, Earth, Wind & Fire’s legendary journey began in 1969 and has set the standard for music of all genres. The band has released a total of 23 albums, recorded eight #1 R&B singles, produced eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums, earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold more than 90 million albums worldwide. In 2000, EWF was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science bestowed its highest honor and presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award to the band in 2016 the ninth Grammy Award for the band.

“We’re honored to host Earth, Wind & Fire at the Fair for the very first time.  It’s hard to believe they’ve never performed here before, but that just makes this show even more special.  They’re a major part of what I believe is the greatest, most diverse Chevy Court lineup in our history,” said Waffner.

Earth, Wind & Fire joins a lineup that includes:

  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 2 pm, August 23
  • 3 Doors Down, 8 pm, August 23
  • Chevelle, 8 pm, August 24
  • 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

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.

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 Flickr.com/photos/nysfair. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.


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