NY – March 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Rock band 3 Doors Down returns
to the Great New York State Fair
to provide an exciting climax to the Fair’s earliest start in at least
a century, Acting Director Troy Waffner announced Tuesday (March 28). The
band’s 8 p.m. performance on Chevy
Court will come on the first day of the Fair’s expanded 13-day schedule.
Formed in 1995, Grammy Award-nominated
multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates
audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 16 million
albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American
Music Awards. Their debut, “The Better Life,” became certified six-times
RIAA platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit “Kryptonite.”
This was followed by 2002’s sophomore album, “Away from the Sun,” which
went triple-platinum and saw similar success with “When I’m Gone” and “Here
Without You.” 2005’s platinum “Seventeen Days” and 2008’s “3 Doors Down”
each earned No. 1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while “Time of My Life”
landed at No. 3 in 2011. Ignited by the single “In The Dark,” 3 Doors Down
unleashed their sixth full-length album, “Us and the Night,” which debuted
in the top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016.
“We’re excited to begin this
new day of Fair programming with such a great band. I know everyone’s going
to love having one more day to enjoy the Fair and 3 Doors Down will bring
that new day to a thrilling close,” said Waffner.
This will be the 3rd appearance
at the Great New York State Fair for 3 Doors Down, having performed here
in 2005 and 2011.
Concerts at Chevy
Court are sponsored by Chevrolet.
About the Great New York
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
The 375-acre New York State
Fairgrounds is undergoing the most significant transformation since it
first opened its gates in 1890. The $50 million plan, announced by Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo, revitalizes the grounds in many ways, improving the quality
of the fairgoer’s experience and providing greater economic benefits for
the region. Improvements include the dramatic new Main Gate— the arches
of which recall the carriage gate that greeted fairgoers in 1900, a larger,
15-acre Wade Shows Midway that will hold more rides than ever, and the
brand new 315-site Empire RV Park with underground water, sewer and electrical
service. The plan will better position the New York State Fairgrounds as
a premier year-round, multi-use facility that can attract more events and
visitors from across the nation. Renderings can be viewed
A year-round schedule
of events is available on the Fair’s
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follow @NYSFair on Twitter, 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 email@example.com.
Public Information Officer
NYS Department of Agriculture
New York State Fair
315-487-7711 x 1377