Gavin DeGraw to perform on Labor Day at NYS Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Gavin DeGraw brings his soulful rock hits to the Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival for a 6 p.m. Chevy Court set on Labor Day, Sept. 2, which will end the season of more than two dozen national touring artists presented for free on the Fair’s two main stages.  Labor Day features $1 admission and $1 rides on the Wade Shows Midway to close the 2019 edition of the Fair.

“What a great way to bring another Fair to a close,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner. “Gavin DeGraw, born and raised in Upstate New York, brings a body of great songs for fans of all ages to enjoy. We are proud of our strong and diverse lineup of shows and I know this will be a show to remember.”

Gavin DeGraw is the latest addition to a growing lineup of shows at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage that includes at Chevy Court:

  • Bad Company, 8 p.m., August 21

  • 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

  • The Mavericks, 2 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

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

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.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at


About Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter.  He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, “Chariot,” which sold over one million copies, earned platinum certification and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title track, “Chariot.”

Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at #1 on the digital sales chart and at #7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.”

In 2009, Gavin released “Free” as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. His third studio album, “Sweeter,” was released in September, 2011 and produced the smash single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder.  The track reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum.

In 2013, DeGraw released his fourth studio album, “Make A Move,” which included the hit song “Best I Ever Had” and garnered rave reviews from such publications as Billboard, People and Entertainment Weekly among many others. In addition, Gavin was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” the song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film, “Safe Haven.”

Since then he has been consistently touring around the world, including sold out dates with the legendary Billy Joel.  Gavin released his fifth studio album, “Something Worth Saving,” in September 2016 featuring singles “She Sets the City On Fire” and “Making Love with The Radio On.” For more information visit and – twitter: @gavindegraw.