California Band Has Been Making Believers and Fans for 20 Years
The band behind the hit “Walkin’ On The Sun” will have people dancing in the aisles at the Great New York State Fair as Smash Mouth performs its brand of pop and rock on the Chevy Court stage on Friday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m., Acting State Fair Director Troy Waffner said today.
With their indelible, organ-powered style, Smash Mouth has long provided the sundappled soundtrack to summertime fun. The Southern California-based combo has earned sales exceeding six million albums in the US alone, fueled by a streak of unforgettable chart-topping hits including “Can’t Get Enough Of You, Baby,” “Then The Morning Comes,” and the #1 classics, “Walkin’ On The Sun” and “All Star.” The band’s distinctive covers, like “I’m A Believer” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” performed in the inimitable Smash Mouth style – have been featured in film and TV programs, including The Simpsons, Can’t Hardly Wait, Half Baked, BASEketball, and of course, Shrek.
With founding members Steve Harwell and Paul De Lisle at the helm, Smash Mouth returned in full force last year with Magic, drawing praise once again for their inventive beach party anthems. As if that weren’t enough, the hard touring band showed off their culinary credentials with Recipes from the Road, a rock ‘n’ roll cookbook/travelogue featuring contributions from such celebrity friends as Guy Fieri, Michael Symon, Sammy Hagar, and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Jerome Bettis.
“This looks to be one of the most fun shows of the Chevy Court schedule. The band has great songs and the kind of sunshiny attitude that fits perfectly with the Great New York State Fair. Make sure you fit this show into your schedule this year,” said Waffner.
Concerts on Chevy Court are presented by Chevrolet.
Acts previously announced for the Chevy Court stage include:
- Kellie Pickler, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 21
- Barenaked Ladies, at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 21
- Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 25
- John Kay and Steppenwolf, at 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 25
- Bowzer’s Rock & Roll Party, at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 26
- Chef Anne Burrell, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 27
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 27
- Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 29
- The Doobie Brothers, at 6:00 p.m., Monday, September 1
At the Grandstand, very limited tickets remain available for the Saturday, Aug. 30 concert by Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr. Tickets remain available for the Thursday, Aug. 21 show by Brad Paisley with Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham, and Leah Turner, for the Saturday, August 23 concert by Pitbull, for the Tuesday, Aug. 26 concert by Train with The Wallflowers, the Thursday, Aug. 28 concert by Journey with Cheap Trick and the Wednesday, August 27 concert by Carrie Underwood. Tickets for the Monday, August 25 concert by Kid Rock go on sale Saturday, May 31.
The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 21 – September 1, 2014. The Fair’s mission, reflected in its 2014 theme, “Summer’s Best in Show,” is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.
In addition to the annual New York State Fair, the Fairgrounds host dozens of agricultural events throughout the year, including some of the Northeast’s most prestigious horse and livestock shows.
The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. 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 Flickr.com/photos/nysfair. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at firstname.lastname@example.org.