Kool & The Gang, Joe Jonas’s DNCE Fill Out Chevy Court Lineup for The 2017 Great New York State Fair

A Tribe Called Red, Symphoria, Tinashe Also Join Most Diverse Lineup Ever 

The 2017 Great New York State Fair will “Celebrate” its finale with one of the greatest funk and R&B outfits of all time, as Kool & The Gang hit the Chevy Court stage at 6 pm on Labor Day, Sept. 4, Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today.

The Fair also announced several other shows, filling out all but one slot in a lineup Waffner calls the greatest and most diverse in the history of Chevy Court.  DNCE, the dance-rock group headed by ex-Jonas Brother Joe Jonas, will perform at 8 pm Saturday, Sept. 2.  Rock band Skid Row performs at 2 pm August 31. R&B singer songwriter Tinashe performs at 2 pm Saturday, Sept. 2.  The Canadian First Nations electronic DJ collective A Tribe Called Red returns after an excellent performance at last year’s Six Nations Day with a 2 pm show Sept. 1.  The Syracuse-based symphony orchestra Symphoria presents an exciting pop culture-influenced show Saturday, August 26 at 8 pm.

The Fair also announces that Post Malone has cancelled his appearance at the Fair, scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, August 27.  A replacement for that show, the final opening on the Chevy Court lineup, will be announced soon.

“Now that everyone can see the entire Chevy Court lineup, it’s clear that we’ve achieved our goal of providing the biggest and most diverse lineup in our long history.  We’ve truly tried to find something for everyone while growing our reputation as the best free stage at any state fair in the country.  And our closing show should be a great party with Kool and The Gang. That’s a group with so many terrific hits and timeless songs that make everyone want to dance.  We’re closing the Fair on a high note,” said Waffner.

Fireworks will light the skies over the Fairgrounds to bring the 2017 Fair to an end after the Kool and The Gang show, at approximately 9 pm.

The full Chevy Court lineup is:

  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 2 pm, August 23
  • 3 Doors Down, 8 pm, August 23
  • The Family Stone, 2 pm, August 24
  • Chevelle, 8 pm, August 24
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 2 pm, August 25
  • The Beach Boys, 7 pm, August 25
  • DJ Khaled, 2 pm, August 26
  • Symphoria, 8 pm, August 26
  • TBA, 2 pm, August 27
  • Earth Wind & Fire, 8 pm, August 27
  • Peter Noone, 2 pm, August 28
  • Kansas, 8 pm, August 28
  • The Marshall Tucker Band, 2 pm, August 29
  • Daya, 8 pm, August 29
  • Taylor Dayne, 2 pm, August 30
  • Bret Michaels, 8 pm, August 30
  • Skid Row, 2 pm, August 31
  • LeAnn Rimes, 8 pm, August 31
  • A Tribe Called Red, 2 pm, September 1
  • Blue Öyster Cult, 8 pm, September 1
  • Tinashe, 2 pm, September 2
  • DNCE, 8 pm, September 2
  • Spin Doctors, 2 pm, September 3
  • Migos, 8 pm, September 3
  • UB40, 1 pm, September 4
  • Kool and The Gang, 6 pm, September 4


Concerts at Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet.

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 23 to September 4, 2017. The Fair's mission, reflected in its theme, "FIND YOUR GREAT," is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website. Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, on Snapchat at nysfair and enjoy photos from the Fair at Flickr.com/photos/nysfair. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.