The Roots, one of hip-hop music’s greatest groups and the house band for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 2 on the Chevy Park stage. The Chevy Park stage is in the New York Experience festival area near the Midway. All shows in the Chevrolet Music Festival are free with $3 admission to the Fair.
The legendary Roots Crew have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four GRAMMYS, including "Best R&B Album" for Wake Up!, "Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance" for "Hang in There" (with John Legend), and "Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance" for "Shine." The Roots were named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone and serve as the official house band on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The Roots join a lineup of more than 50 national touring shows presented in the Chevrolet Music Festival, the largest free music festival at any state fair in America.