State Fair Concerts Complement “CNY Rising” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy
One of the most popular performers ever to grace the Chevy Court stage is returning to the Great New York State Fair for the fourth year in a row. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will feature the band’s hits and much more at 2 p.m. Monday, August 26. All shows in the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage are free with Fair admission. This is Noone’s ninth appearance at the Fair. It comes on the first of three Senior Days, which feature free admission for anyone age 60 and older.
“We almost never bring performers back in consecutive years, but we make a big exception for Peter Noone. He puts on a great show and is wonderful with his fans. We’re always happy to welcome Peter Noone to the Fair,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.
Peter Noone joins a star-studded and diverse lineup that includes:
- Bad Company, 8 p.m., August 21
- Lindsey Stirling, 8 p.m., August 23
- Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m., August 25
- Midland, 8 p.m., August 26
- Why Don’t We, 2 p.m., August 29
- Granger Smith, 8 p.m., August 30
In addition, Rick Springfield will perform on the Experience Stage at 7 p.m., August 31.
Over the Fair’s 13 days, the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and at the New York Experience Stage will feature more than two dozen national touring group performances in diverse genres. Chevrolet sponsors the performances on both stages.
Accelerating CNY Rising
Today's announcement complements “Central NY Rising,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The State has already invested more than $5.6 billion in the region since 2012 to lay the groundwork for the plan – capitalizing on global market opportunities, strengthening entrepreneurship and creating an inclusive economy. Today, unemployment is down to the lowest levels since before the Great Recession; personal and corporate income taxes are down; and businesses are choosing places like Syracuse, Oswego and Auburn as a destination to grow and invest in.
Now, the region is accelerating Central NY Rising with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2015. The State’s $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region’s plan, as submitted, projects up to 5,900 new jobs. More information is available here.
Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s first state fair and the largest state fair in the East. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture and provides top-quality entertainment. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.
The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, on Snapchat at nysfair and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Peter Noone
Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede’s College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama. As a child, he played “Stanley Fairclough” in the long-running British soap opera “Coronation Street.” He was also featured in the television series “Knight Errant,” “Family Solicitor” and “Monro’s Saki Stories.”
At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman,” lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Silhouettes,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” “Wonderful World,” “Just A Little Bit Better,” “There’s A Kind of Hush,” “A Must To Avoid,” “Listen People,” “No Milk Today,” “The End of the World,” “Leaning On A Lamp Post,” and “Dandy.” Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over 52 million recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums went gold.
As “Herman,” the photogenic Noone graced the cover of nearly every international publication, including Time magazine. He performed on hundreds of television shows and appeared with such luminaries as Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin and Danny Kaye. He was cast as the engaging “Duke of Cheshire” in ABC’s musical version of “The Canterville Ghost.” Soon thereafter, he portrayed the title role in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Pinocchio.” He also starred in three highly successful feature films for MGM: “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “Hold On!” and “When The Boys Meet The Girls.”
With characteristic zeal, Peter took on leading roles in full-scale theatrical productions of “Dick Whittington,” “Aladdin” and “Sinbad The Sailor.” These live stage spectaculars were mounted at major theatres throughout Great Britain and Noone received critical acclaim for his outstanding work. In the eighties, Peter starred on Broadway in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance.” He won rave reviews for his superb portrayal of the dashing young hero, Frederic. His performance was so well received, that he went on to reprise the role at the world-famous Drury Lane Theatre in London. Noone charmed audiences worldwide as he continued to play Frederic with both the U.S. National Touring Company and the International Touring Company of “Pirates.”
Peter’s acting career flourished with guest-starring roles in prime-time television series such as: “Married With Children,” “My Two Dads,” “Dave’s World,” “Easy Street,” “Too Close For Comfort” and “Laverne and Shirley.” In a memorable episode of “Quantum Leap,” he shed his nice guy image to portray Dwayne, a scheming promoter with murderous intentions. He starred as Apoo, a frustrated African relief worker, in the Los Angeles stage premiere of “Topokana Martyr’s Day” and as Alfred Von Wilmers in the U.S. national tour of the smash Broadway hit “Romance, Romance.”
The nineties found Peter embarking on a four-year stint as the winsome host of VH1’s “My Generation,” the highest-ever-rated half hour retrospective of pop/rock music. More recently, he was featured in the recurring role of Paddington on the CBS daytime drama “As The World Turns.” His legion of fans eagerly awaited each episode and Peter quickly became a favorite of the soap opera magazines and online message boards. He began the millennium with his successful entry into cyberspace and the New York Daily News dubbed him “The King of the Sixties on the Internet” due to the overwhelming popularity of his websites: peternoone.com and hermanshermits.com.
Accompanied by his band, Herman’s Hermits, Noone currently performs more than 200 concerts a year. He consistently plays to sold-out venues and his admirers span the generations. Today’s teen girls scream just as passionately as their mothers did back in 1965, prompting VH1 to select Noone as their viewer’s choice for the “Sexiest Artist of the Year.” There is no doubt that Peter Noone’s extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages for a long, long time to come.