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Friday, August 23, 2024 1:00 PM

American pop legend Sophie B. Hawkins will take the Chevy Court stage at The Great New York State Fair at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 23, 2024. A native New Yorker and dynamic creative force known for a spellbinding live show, Hawkins’ appearance at The Fair is part of her tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of her platinum-selling debut album, Tongues and Tails.

The Grammy® nominated singer/songwriter/musician will showcase music from her well-received recently released album, Free Yourself, featuring original new video and the single, “Love Yourself,” a soul-stirring piece of symphonic pop threaded with Hawkins’s true-to-life storytelling—an undeniable anthem for rising above negativity of all kinds and embracing absolute self-love, a fitting celebration to complement The Fair’s Pride Day festivities.

Hawkins emerged on the musical landscape with the arrival of Tongues and Tails, and its iconic lead single “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” and defied categorization embracing her individuality by embodying a daring fluidity as a musician. She challenged the norms of gender expression and sexual orientation at a time when political, social, and sexual labels were more rigid.

Sophie’s career arc includes releasing six widely beloved albums, breaking chart records with her smash hit “As I Lay Me Down,” four worldwide singles from Whaler, songs in cultural touchstone TV shows and films (from recent hits Stranger Things, Euphoria, Ozark, and PEN15, to landmark series Beverly Hills, 90210, Dawson’s Creek, The L Word and more), and a starring role as Janis Joplin in the critically acclaimed musical Room 105.

All concerts in the Chevrolet Music Series are free with Fair admission.

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