|Friday, September 1, 2023||6:00 PM|
The Fray will return to the Great New York State Fair for the first time since 2009 this summer and play Chevy Court at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1.
The Fray formed in 2002 when high school friends Isaac Slade (lead vocalist and pianist) and Joe King (vocals, guitar) ran into one another in a Denver guitar shop. After adding Ben Wysocki (drums) and Dave Welsh (lead guitar), the band landed on a name by asking people to write down ideas on pieces of paper. The winning suggestion, The Fray, was selected randomly.
The band as we know them today burst onto the pop music scene in the mid-2000s with hits including “How to Save a Life,” You Found Me,” and of course, “Over My Head (Cable Car).” Following a successful second album in 2009, the band earned a spot on Billboards’ Artists of the Decade list.
As is the case with all entertainment included in the Chevrolet Music Series, The Fray’s performance at The Fair is free with Fair admission.