The New York State Fair has announced all but one of the acts that will perform as part of this year's 24-performer lineup on Chevy Court, offering an array of shows that will appeal to a broad audience of Fairgoers. Two different acts will perform each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All shows at Chevy Court are free with Fair admission. Today's announcement includes three more performers.
Country music band Sawyer Brown, R&B performer Jermaine Paul, and country music artist Candy Coburn with Iroquois singer, composer and acoustic guitarist Joanne Shenandoah will appear in the 2012 Chevy Court concert series.
"We want families to come to the Fair for a variety of experiences," said Dan O'Hara, State Fair director. "The concerts on Chevy Court allow us to do just that, and the best part is that it's free with your advance sale admission ticket."
Beginning with an audition on the talent show Star Search, country music band Sawyer Brown have proved they belong in the music business. Over the past two decades, the band has released over 50 singles, played over 3,500 shows, released gold and platinum albums, and now they will take the Chevy Court stage on Friday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. Their hits include "Some Girls Do," "The Dirt Road," "Step That Step," "Thank God For You."
R&B artist Jermaine Paul from Harriman, New York will perform on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. In 2012, Jermaine Paul became a household name when he became a contestant on season 2 of The Voice. He ultimately won the season, after performing well known songs such as "Complicated," "Livin' on a Prayer," "Against All Odds," "Open Arms," and "I Believe I Can Fly." His first single "Butterfly Kisses," was released in June of this year.
Candy Coburn has had success for several years in country music. Her 2007 release Rev It Up included three singles that topped the charts including "Hard to Be Good in Texas," "Rev It Up," and "Big Dream in a Little Town." She is most notable for her song "Pink Warrior," which was released to raise awareness about the fight again breast cancer. Her latest single "Don't Walk Away," was released in January of this year.
Joanne Shenandoah will open for Candy Coburn on Monday, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. Joanna Shenandoah has won over 40 music awards, including a Grammy Award and a record 13 Native American Music awards. She has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, three Presidential Inaugurations, Woodstock '94 and many other historical and prestigious events.
These performers are part of a revamped format that was introduced in 2009 that will bring 24 national acts to the Chevy Court stage instead of the traditional 12. These changes have set records for attendance at Chevy Court concerts and enhanced the overall entertainment options for Fairgoers. Last year's Chevy Court performance by Bruno Mars was attended by nearly 35,000 people.
Acts that were previously announced for Chevy Court include pop duo Karmin performing at 2 p.m. Aug. 23; alternative rock band Neon Trees performing at 8 p.m. Aug. 23; singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson performing at 8 p.m. Aug. 24; Disney Channel actress and singer Bridgit Mendler performing at 2 p.m. Aug. 25; rock band The J. Geils Band performing at 8 p.m. Aug. 25; country music singer and pianist Ronnie Milsap performing 2 p.m. Aug. 26; country singer Gary Allan performing 8 p.m. Aug. 26; jazz and swing band the Buddy Rich Big Band performing at 2 p.m. Aug. 27; rock band Three Dog Night performing at 8 p.m. Aug. 27; "Jersey Boys" quartet The Midtown Men performing at 2 p.m. Aug. 28; rock band Collective Soul performing at 8 p.m. Aug. 28; Nickelodeon actress and singer Victoria Justice performing at 8 p.m. Aug. 29; The Food Network star Guy Fieri appearing at 2 p.m. Aug. 29; R&B/ hip hop singer Mike Posner performing at 2 p.m. Aug. 30; The Happy Together Tour featuring popular music from the 1960's and 1970's appearing at 8 p.m. Aug. 30; Pop singer-songwriter Christopher Cross performing at 2 p.m. Aug. 31; American funk/soul band The Commodores performing at 8 p.m. Aug. 31; rock musician Eddie Money performing at 2 p.m. Sept. 1; rock band Theory of a Deadman performing at 8 p.m. Sept. 1; and southern-rock band The Charlie Daniels Band performing at 8 p.m. Sept. 3.
All shows on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission. The 2012 Fair will run from Aug. 23 to Sept. 3.
There is one only more Chevy Court concert left to be announced. This very exciting announcement will be made as soon as possible.