Sheila E. will bring her 'Glamorous Life' to the NYS Fair!

The Great NYS Fair has announced singer, percussionist, and author Sheila E will bring her soulful hits to Chevrolet Court with a free 2 p.m. performance Sunday, Sept. 1.

Sheila E's debut album included her career-defining song, "The Glamorous Life" and kicked her into superstardom in the '80s. She became a mainstream solo star in 1985 following the success of the singles, "The Belle of St. Mark", "Sister Fate," and "A Love Bizarre."

Sheila E. met Prince at a concert in 1978, and he was not only impressed but smitten. They collaborated during the Purple Rain recording sessions, and she provided vocals on the B-side to "Let's Go Crazy," "Erotic City" in 1984.

Shelia E has established herself as one of the most talented percussionist/drummers and performers in the world. She became a top session and touring musician before the age of 20, performing and/or recording with George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Con Funk Shun, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, Patti LaBelle, and Stevie Nicks among others. In recent years, she has served as drummer of Ringo Starr's All-Star Band and musical director for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce' Knowles, and Prince.

 

Chevy Court Concert Schedule:

Bad Company, 8 p.m., August 21
Grace Potter, 8 p.m., August 22
Lindsey Stirling, 8 p.m., August 23
Jimmie Allen, 2 p.m., August 25
Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m., August 25
Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, 2 p.m., August 26
Midland, 8 p.m., August 26
Blood Sweat & Tears, 2 p.m., August 27
Farruko, 8 p.m., August 27
The Mavericks, 2 p.m., August 28
Ice Cube, 8 p.m., August 28
Why Don’t We, 2 p.m., August 29
Vince Neil of Motley Crue, 8 p.m., August 29
Granger Smith, 8 p.m., August 30
Theory of a Deadman, 8 p.m., August 31
The Roots, 8 p.m., September 1
lovelytheband, 1 p.m., September 2
Gavin DeGraw, 6 p.m., September 2

Experience Stage:

Grand Funk Railroad, 7 p.m., August 21
Jackyl, 7 p.m., August 24
Pop Evil, 7 p.m., August 25
38 Special, 7 p.m., August 27
Rick Springfield, 7 p.m., August 31

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The fair showcases the best of New York agriculture and provides top-quality entertainment. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2.