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July 13, 2017

Iconic Rocker Bret Michaels to Perform on Chevy Court Stage at the Great New York State Fair

Rock star, Celebrity Apprentice winner and entrepreneur Bret Michaels will bring his long list of hits to the Chevy Court stage at the Great New York State Fair at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, Acting Director Troy Waffner announced today.

Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record-breaking touring sales, reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, product endorsements as well as being a devoted philanthropist, all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans. Rising to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, he helped define the rock n roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Their massive success includes selling over 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles. Equally as successful, Michaels’ solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums. His album, “Custom Built,” topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list.

When this multi-talented performer is not touring he can be found both in front of and behind the camera as a director, producer and a reality TV superstar. His first foray into reality TV brought the record-breaking “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels” franchise to VH1, one of the most successful shows in the network’s history, shattering weekly rating records during its run. Following three successful seasons of the show, he teamed up with VH1 for the docu-series “Life As I Know It,” setting even more records.

“Bret Michaels is an icon of rock ‘n’ roll.  This will be a terrific show and we are pleased to have it as a key part of our largest, greatest and most diverse Chevy Court lineup ever,” said Waffner.

Previously announced shows on Chevy Court include:

  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 2 pm, August 23
  • 3 Doors Down, 8 pm, August 23
  • The Family Stone, 2 pm, August 24
  • 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
  • Daya, 8 pm, August 29
  • Taylor Dayne, 2 pm, August 30
  • LeAnn Rimes, 8 pm, August 31
  • Blue Öyster Cult, 8 pm, September 1
  • Spin Doctors, 2 pm, September 3
  • Migos, 8 pm, September 3
  • UB40, 2 pm, September 4

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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