Singer, percussionist and author Sheila E will bring her soulful hits to the Chevrolet Music Festival with a free 2 p.m. performance Sunday, Sept. 1 on the Chevy Court stage during the 2019 Great New York State Fair. It will be her debut appearance at the Fair.
“We’re very excited to bring Sheila E to Chevy Court. From ‘The Glamorous Life’ to the work she did with Prince to her exciting current music, Sheila E is a performer with a lot to say. This will be a show that should not be missed,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.
Sheila E joins a lineup of exciting and diverse performers that includes:
- Bad Company, 8 p.m., August 21
- Grace Potter, 8 p.m., August 22
- Lindsey Stirling, 8 p.m., August 23
- Jimmie Allen, 2 p.m., August 25
- Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m., August 25
- Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, 2 p.m., August 26
- Midland, 8 p.m., August 26
- Blood Sweat & Tears, 2 p.m., August 27
- Farruko, 8 p.m., August 27
- The Mavericks, 2 p.m., August 28
- Ice Cube, 8 p.m., August 28
- Why Don’t We, 2 p.m., August 29
- Vince Neil of Motley Crue, 8 p.m., August 29
- Granger Smith, 8 p.m., August 30
- Theory of a Deadman, 8 p.m., August 31
- The Roots, 8 p.m., September 1
- lovelytheband, 1 p.m., September 2
- Gavin DeGraw, 6 p.m., September 2
At the Experience Stage:
- Grand Funk Railroad, 7 p.m., August 21
- Jackyl, 7 p.m., August 24
- Pop Evil, 7 p.m., August 25
- 38 Special, 7 p.m., August 27
- Rick Springfield, 7 p.m., August 31
About Sheila E
Sheila E. has established herself as one of the most talented percussionist/drummers and performers in the world. She became a top session and touring musician before the age of 20, performing and/or recording with George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Con Funk Shun, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, Patti LaBelle, and Stevie Nicks among others.
In recent years, Sheila E. has served as drummer of Ringo Starr's All Star Band and musical director for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce' Knowles, and Prince. Her producing, arranging, and performance talents have been showcased on the Latin Grammy Awards, Summer Olympics, WOW Awards, ALMAs, The Image Awards and the Academy Awards. Sheila was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction in recognition of her leadership as musical director for President Obama's “Performance at The White House: Fiesta Latina.” Recently, she released a powerful album, "Iconic: Message 4 America," which highlighted social injustice.
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.
Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of Governor Cuomo’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. Fair attendance is up more than 40% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.27 million people attending the Fair in 2018. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.
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