Danielle Ponder’s Performance Canceled Due to Unforeseen Circumstances
The rumors are true: The Great New York State Fair will welcome The Seven Wonders, a Rochester-based band, to Chevy Court this week. The Fleetwood Mac tribute band will take the Chevy Court Stage at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30. The Seven Wonders are replacing fellow Rochester native and R&B singer, Danielle Ponder, who had to cancel two weeks of performances due to unforeseen circumstances including her performance at The Fair.
The Seven Wonders is made up of seven world-class musicians with a shared goal to pay homage to the music of Fleetwood Mac. Musicians Teagan Ward, Matthew Stephens, Katy Eberts, Jon Sheffer, Matt Ramerman, Kyle Vock, and Taylor Lee Smith deliver powerful renditions of Fleetwood Mac’s timeless, beloved tracks including “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” and more. Since forming in 2017, The Seven Wonders has garnered national attention for their high-energy performances and ability to reconnect fans with music they love.
The Seven Wonders’ performance at The Fair coincides with The Fair’s celebration of Women’s Day. Chapel Hart will perform at 6:00 p.m. at Chevy Court, followed by Ann Wilson of Heart and Tripsitter to close out the day at 8:00 p.m. at Suburban Park. Like all performances in the Chevrolet Music Series, the performance is included in the price of Fair admission. Admission tickets and parking are on sale now at The Fair’s website.
“We’re so grateful to have The Seven Wonders join our musical line-up, especially with such short notice,” said Fair Director Sean Hennessey. “The music of Fleetwood Mac is beloved among many and their hits are relatable too. These are anthems about love and heartbreak, and cover such themes as personal empowerment and perseverance through hardship. While we wish Danielle Ponder the best and will miss having her here, The Seven Wonders are a great addition to our Women’s Day line-up.”
The State Fair concert will be the second show The Seven Wonders has performed in Syracuse this month. Just last week they played at Middle Ages Brewing Company – a rescheduled performance from July after a car accident on The Thruway. Band member Katy Eberts was injured, but is recovering. Mel Muscarella is filling in for her in the interim.
Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment, and is a key piece of the state’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. It is the oldest fair in the United States and is consistently recognized as being among the top five state fairs in the nation.
The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Audiences are encouraged to learn more about the Great New York State Fair online, browse photos on Flickr, and follow the fun on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.