SYRACUSE, NY — Celtic-influenced rockers Dropkick Murphys will return to the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 25. It’s a return visit for the band, which joined the 2018 Fair lineup due to a last–minute schedule change, drawing an estimated 13,455 fairgoers. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.
“We’re thrilled to bring back Dropkick Murphys and to give them a little more time to get ready for a big Chevy Court crowd. Last year, they said it was their first ever show at a state fair. This year, it’s another first—their first repeat performance at a state fair! This is a huge highlight of our concert season and a show absolutely not to be missed,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.
This is the second show announced for Chevy Court for the 2019 Fair, following the announcement of Bad Company’s performance on opening night, Wednesday, August 21.
This is one of more than two dozen shows by national touring groups that will take place at Chevy Court and on the Experience Stage. Over 13 days, the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court features 26 performances in diverse genres, most from national touring bands. National groups will also perform on the Experience Stage in the New York Experience festival ground. Chevrolet sponsors the performances on both stages.
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About Dropkick Murphys
After more than 20 years, Dropkick Murphys remain bigger than ever, having sold over six million albums worldwide. The band continues to sell out venues around the world.
They’ve headlined Boston’s Fenway Park and have been personally invited to share the stage with everyone from Foo Fighters to Bruce Springsteen to Mumford & Sons. Their most recent album, “11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory,” released through the band’s own Born & Bred Records in 2017, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 independently released album. There’s a feeling of purpose throughout the album, influenced by the band’s work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children’s and veterans’ organizations.
Dropkick Murphys are hands-on in raising funds, mentoring, and lending a helping hand with veterans, youth sports, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Many of the songs reflect these experiences, and the band’s sadness, anger and dismay at the opiate epidemic ravaging the country – in particular, Boston and New England – and also their feeling of pride and optimism at the sight of those who have turned their lives around. Dropkick Murphys have become ambassadors for their city. In Boston, it seems like everybody knows someone connected to the band whether by blood, friendship, or the time they shared a brew at a Bruins game. They’ve built a legacy that does Beantown proud.