Soulful New York City Group Lawrence to Make Its Great New York State Fair Debut

Soul-pop band Lawrence will make its Great New York State Fair debut Sunday, August 28 at 2 p.m. on the Chevy Park stage in the New York Experience festival grounds.

The eight-piece New York City band is fronted by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. New Yorkers may recognize their recent hit, “Don’t Lose Sight,” from performances on Jimmy Kimmel’s and Stephen Colbert’s late-night comedy shows as well as at the Coachella music festival.

“The Fair exists to highlight the best things made in New York, whether it’s food and drink or great performers,” said State Fair interim Director Sean Hennessey. “Lawrence is an exciting band with a bright future. This is a show fans of old-school soul, funk, and modern pop need to circle on their calendars.”

All concerts in the Chevrolet Music Series are free with Fair admission. Tickets, just $3, are on sale now at the State Fair’s website. All concerts at the Fair are sponsored by Chevrolet. The full schedule is posted at The Fair’s website, on pages dedicated to Chevy Park and Chevy Court concerts.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of the state’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. The 2022 Fair begins Wednesday, August 24, and continues through Monday, September 5.  

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Audiences are encouraged to learn more about the Great New York State Fair online, and follow the fun on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Guests are invited to see photos from the Fair on Flickr and ideas are always welcome. New Yorkers are encouraged to send suggestions via email to