|Thursday, August 23, 2018||2:00pm|
Dave Mason and Steve Cropper, musicians who are part of some of the greatest songs of rock and soul music, will perform at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 23 at Chevy Court during the 2018 Great New York State Fair. Their performance comes on the first of two $3 Thursdays, which features $3 admission at the gate for all fairgoers. Concerts at Chevy Court, which drew more than a quarter million people in 2017, are sponsored by Chevrolet and are free with admission to the Fair.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Dave Mason and Steve Cropper, join for the first time on one stage to deliver a night of timeless music and endless hits, performing material that defined a generation. Dave Mason, founding member of the band Traffic, highly successful solo artist, consummate guitarist, songwriter and producer, has performed and recorded with numerous members of the pantheon of pop and rock and roll music, including Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Winwood and More. Steve Cropper, has been a member of Booker T and the MG’s, the Stax Records house band during the label’s most influential period, and backed artists such as Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Wilson Picket, Sam & Dave and Rufus Thomas, and played with The Blues Brothers Band. Cropper was ranked #39 on Rolling Stone’s top 100 Guitarists of all time.This collaboration and multi-media show will include some of each artists beloved and most memorable hits including, “All Along The Watchtower,” “Only You Know and I Know,” “Every Woman,” and “We Just Disagree,” plus the rock anthem “Feelin’ Alright,” (Sittin’ On) “The Dock of the Bay,” “Green Onions,” “In the Midnight Hour” and “Knock on Wood.”