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The Great New York State Fair DJ Khaled Rides #1 Album to
Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair
The Great New York State Fair
Syracuse, NY – August 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / DJ Khaled, whose album “Grateful” soared to the top of the Billboard album charts this summer, will bring his music and his social media-ready personality to the stage at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair on Saturday, August 26 at 2 p.m., Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner announced Wednesday (August 2).

Khaled Mohamed Khaled turned his teenaged love for music into his life’s work, first becoming a successful DJ, then a producer and owner of a major record label. His collaboration with dozens of artists, including Rick Ross, Drake, Future and Nas has resulted in 10 albums, all of which broke the top 15 on the Billboard album charts. His last two albums, “Major Key” and “Grateful,” hit #1. “Grateful” spawned two massive singles: “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, and the mega-hit “I’m The One,” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, which soared to #1 around the world. His popular Snapchat channel features inspirational messages and scenes from his life.

“DJ Khaled’s been making music for a long time and he’s at the peak of his skills. This is a show that fans of hip hop are going to want to see. We’re proud to add this show to our lineup, which is easily our best and most diverse ever,” said Waffner.

Previously announced shows on Chevy Court include:

  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 2 p.m., August 23
  • 3 Doors Down, 8 p.m., August 23
  • The Family Stone, 2 p.m., August 24
  • Chevelle, 8 p.m., August 24
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 2 p.m., August 25
  • The Beach Boys, 7 p.m., August 25
  • Post Malone, 2 p.m., August 27
  • Earth Wind & Fire, 8 p.m., August 27
  • Peter Noone, 2 p.m., August 28
  • Kansas, 8 p.m., August 28
  • The Marshall Tucker Band, 2 p.m., August 29
  • Daya, 8 p.m., August 29
  • Taylor Dayne, 2 p.m., August 30
  • Bret Michaels, 8 p.m., August 30
  • LeAnn Rimes, 8 p.m., August 31
  • Blue Öyster Cult, 8 p.m., September 1
  • Spin Doctors, 2 p.m., September 3
  • Migos, 8 p.m., September 3
  • UB40, 1 p.m., September 4
Concerts at Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet.

About the Great New York State Fair
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 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 here.

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, and enjoy photos from the Fair at Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at

Media Contacts:
Jola Szubielski
Public Information Officer
NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Dave Bullard
Public Relations
New York State Fair
315-487-7711 x 1377

Publishing Dates: 08/03/17 – 10/03/17
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