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Wednesday, August 30, 2023 1:00 PM

As Rochester native Danielle Ponder’s star continues to rise nationally, the Great New York State Fair looks forward to welcoming the singer-songwriter to the Chevrolet Music Series this summer. The soulful R&B performer will take the Chevy Court Stage at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30.

Danielle Ponder is already well known throughout Western New Yok and in the Finger Lakes region. She worked in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office – first as a public defender, then as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer – for nearly a decade, while performing regularly throughout Rochester’s music scene. While working as a public defender, Danielle also toured Europe, opening for George Clinton. In 2018, she decided to pursue music fulltime. Now, as Danielle steps into the national spotlight with her debut album, “Some of Us Are Brave” (released in September 2022), her unique sound – a mix of pop, R&B, blues, rock and soul – is infiltrating radio stations across the country. NPR has described her music as “anthemic while compassionate; soulful, while bold and strong.”

Danielle’s performance at the Great New York State Fair will take place on Women’s Day – and like all concerts in the Chevrolet Music Series – will be free with admission to the Fair.

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