Patti Labelle to perform on Women’s Day at the Great NYS Fair

SYRACUSE, NY —  The “Godmother of Soul,” one of the most influential voices in the Rhythm and Blues, Pop and Soul musical genres, is coming back to the Great New York State Fair. Patti LaBelle will perform on Women’s Day, August 31 at 6 p.m. at Chevy Court.

Patti LaBelle’s storied career has spanned six decades. A triple threat, she is a singer, actress, and a writer.

Patti first rose to fame in the 1960s as lead singer of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles (later, their name changed to Labelle), best known for the number-one sensation, “Lady Marmalade.” From there, Patti’s solo music career churned out hits including, “You Are My Friend,” “New Attitude,” “Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)” and more, well into the 2000s.

In the 1990s, Patti starred in her own television sitcom, Out All Night. Fairgoers might also recognize her from popular films and television programs, including A Soldier’s StoryAmerican Horror Story, and more recently, Dancing with the Stars and The Masked Singer.

An accomplished author, Patti has written six books, including the New York Times bestselling cookbook, LaBelle Cuisine, which just celebrated its commemorative 20th Anniversary Edition release. In 2007, she introduced Patti’s Good Life, a food and lifestyle brand that offers a variety of frozen comfort foods, including her world-famous Sweet Potato Pie.

Patti LaBelle most recently performed on Chevy Court in 2015.

“We are incredibly honored to have Patti LaBelle return to join our line-up of musical performers,” said interim Fair Director Sean Hennessey. “A singer, an actress, writer, and entrepreneur – is there anything this woman can’t do? What an inspiring example she sets for women today! To be able to host her legend at the New York State Fair is a cherry on top of a stellar ice cream sundae of music. And, guess what? We have more sprinkles for you!”

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. Visit the State Fair’s website for full lists of concerts scheduled to take place at the Chevy Court and Chevy Park Experience stages.

To date, Chevrolet Music Festival concerts announced include:

  • Steven Page, 1 p.m. August 24, Chevy Court stage

  • PLUSH, 2 p.m., August 24, Chevy Park stage

  • Jimmie Allen, 6 p.m. August 24, Chevy Court stage

  • Chevelle, 8 p.m. August 24, Chevy Park stage

  • David Nail, 2 p.m. August 25, Chevy Park stage

  • Great White, 6 p.m. August 25, Chevy Court stage

  • The Art of Rap featuring Ice-T, 8 p.m. August 25, Chevy Park stage

  • Jeff Rosenstock, 1 p.m. August 26, Chevy Court stage

  • Niko Moon, 6 p.m. August 26, Chevy Court stage

  • TLC, 8 p.m. August 26, Chevy Park stage

  • Tesla, 6 p.m. August 27, Chevy Court stage

  • Bryce Vine, 6 p.m. August 28, Chevy Court Stage

  • Foreigner, 8 p.m. August 28, Chevy Park stage

  • Chubby Checker, 1 p.m. August 29, Chevy Court stage

  • Max Weinberg, 6 p.m., August 29, Chevy Court stage

  • Boyz II Men, 8 p.m. August 29, Chevy Park stage

  • Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, 1 p.m. August 30, Chevy Court stage

  • Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, 6 p.m. August 30, Chevy Court stage

  • Boy George & Culture Club, 8 p.m. August 30, Chevy Park stage

  • Nelly, 8 p.m. August 31, Chevy Park stage

  • (Schedule Change) 38 Special, 6 p.m., September 1, Chevy Court stage

  • Alex Miller, 1 p.m., September 1, Chevy Court stage

  • Riley Green, 8 p.m. September 1, Chevy Park stage

  • Tai Verdes, 1 p.m. September 2, Chevy Court stage

  • Lizzy McAlpine, 2 p.m., September 2, Chevy Park stage

  • Gin Blossoms, 6 p.m. September 2, Chevy Court stage

  • 24KGoldn, 8 p.m. September 2, Chevy Park stage

  • COIN, 2 p.m. September 3, Chevy Park stage

  • Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m. September 3, Chevy Park stage

  • Midnight Star (Headlining Annual FunkFest), 8:30 p.m. Chevy Court stage

  • City Girls, 8 p.m. September 4, Chevy Park stage

  • Resurrection – A Journey Tribute Band, 1 p.m., Chevy Park stage

  • Night Ranger, 4 p.m. September 5, Chevy Court stage

  • Dire Straits Legacy, 6 p.m. September 5, Chevy Park stage