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July 05, 2017

Grammy-Winning Pop Star Daya to Perform at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair

Eighteen-year-old pop star Daya brings her Grammy-winning talents to the Chevy Court stage at the Great New York State Fair for a show on Tuesday, August 29 at 8 p.m., Acting Director Troy Waffner announced today.

The multi-ethnic and multi-platinum Pittsburgh, PA singer/songwriter moved the needle with her first two singles, “Hide Away,” and “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” each delivering a timely message of female empowerment that marked Daya as a breakout artist to watch. Her later collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down,” went #1 on pop radio and earned Daya her first Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.  Her independently-released debut album, “Sit Still, Look Pretty” has also been RIAA Certified Gold. Born Grace Martine Tandon, her performance name, “Daya,” is the Hindi word for compassion.

“Our Chevy Court lineup this year looks to be not only the most diverse in our history but also one of our very best. I urge fans of pop music to make time to see Daya, especially young women who can see a positive role model who sings about being yourself and taking control of your own life.  It’s a wonderful message and we’re really fortunate to be able to bring it to the Fair,” said Waffner.

The show takes place on the second Senior Day, which is also Fire and Rescue Day.  All senior citizens and emergency services workers with identification are admitted free of charge.

Daya joins a star-studded and diverse 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
  • Post Malone, 2 pm, August 27
  • Earth Wind & Fire, 8 pm, August 27
  • 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
  • Migos, 8 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 Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at

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