Skid Row and Kool and the Gang will take over Chevy Court at the 2017 Great New York State Fair.

The Grammy Award Winning American funk, rhythm, and blues band will take the Chevy Court stage at 6 pm on Labor Day, Sept. 4. Some of our favorite hits include

Ladies' Night, Too Hot, Celebration,  Get Down on It, and Joanna.

In 1964, thirteen-year-old Robert Bell, his brother Ronald, and five high-school friends in Jersey City, New Jersey, formed an instrumental band called the Jazziacs. They changed their name to Kool & the Flames in 1967, then Kool & the Gang in 1969. with huge success in the 70's, 80's and are still going strong today with original members Robert "Kool" Bell on bass, Ronald Bell on  tenor saxophone, George Brown on drums
Dennis Thomas on alto saxophone. Now THEY have a reason to Celebrate!

Fireworks will light the skies over the Fairgrounds to bring the 2017 Fair to an end after the Kool and The Gang show, at approximately 9 pm.

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The Fair also announced Rock band Skid Row will perform at 2 pm August 31. Skid Row was formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. Original members still with the group include Rachel Bolan on bass, Dave "The Snake" Sabo on rhythm guitar, and Scotti Hill on lead guitar.

The group was hugely successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with its first two albums Skid Row and Slave to the Grind which gave us hits like, 18 and Life and I Remember You.

The full Chevy Court lineup is:

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
DJ Khaled, 2 pm, August 26
Symphoria, 8 pm, August 26
TBA, 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
Bret Michaels, 8 pm, August 30
Skid Row, 2 pm, August 31
LeAnn Rimes, 8 pm, August 31
A Tribe Called Red, 2 pm, September 1
Blue Öyster Cult, 8 pm, September 1
Tinashe, 2 pm, September 2
DNCE, 8 pm, September 2
Spin Doctors, 2 pm, September 3
Migos, 8 pm, September 3
UB40, 1 pm, September 4
Kool and The Gang, 6 pm, September 4

Concerts at Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet.

The Fair's mission for 2017 is "FIND YOUR GREAT," and will showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment. Concerts at Chevy Court during the 13 Days of the 2017 New York State Fair are free to Fairgoers with your Fair admission.


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