SYRACUSE, NY — Sheena Easton, the singer whose songs and collaborations with artists such as Prince dominated top 40 radio in the 1980s, will perform as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court during the 2020 Great New York State Fair. Easton will perform on Wednesday, September 2 at 2 p.m. The Scottish-born winner of two Grammy awards performed at the Fair in a 2005 concert on Chevy Court. Concerts at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage are free with Fair admission.
“We’re pleased to bring Sheena Easton back to the Fair,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director. “Her songs have stood the test of time and I know this will be a fun afternoon for her fans and music fans in general.”
This is the first show announced for the Fair’s main stages. Concerts on Chevy Court and the Experience Stage are sponsored by Chevrolet.
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About Sheena Easton:
Sheena Easton, whose career has spanned four decades, was born in Bellshill, Scotland. She is the youngest of six children and the mother of two children, Jake and Skylar. Her recording career has included Gold and Platinum albums in the United States, Europe and Asia.
She has sold over 20 million records worldwide, received two Grammys, and was the first —and still only— artist to have top five records on five major Billboard charts. In addition to her recording success, Sheena is a top concert attraction around the world.
Sheena also has a list of notable acting credits, including a five-episode appearance on “Miami Vice,” a co-starring role opposite Stacy Keach in a John Carpenter-directed trilogy for Showtime titled “Body Bags,” and as a guest star in the cult syndicated series “The Highlander” and a starring role in UPN’s “Ghost Stories.” Other guest roles have included “Brisco County” and “Tech Wars” as well as a starring role in Showtime’s “Outer Limits.”
Sheena also appeared as a regular on the 2005 PAX TV show “Young Blades.” During 2004, Sheena and Brian McKnight hosted a talk show originating in Las Vegas – she especially enjoyed this area of performance.
On Broadway, Sheena starred as (Aldonza/Dulcinea) in “Man of La Mancha” opposite the late Raul Julia’s “Don Quixote.” Throughout its year run, the play remained one of the top five grossing hits at the box office. She also starred on Broadway in the hit musical “Grease” as Rizzo. Sheena stared in “42nd Street” at the Royal West End of London theater in 2017 and the first half of 2018.
Sheena has been busy with frequent appearances in Las Vegas, where she has been a major attraction for the last two decades and was recently inducted into the Las Vegas Hall of Fame. She became an American citizen in 1992.
Sheena continues to perform her hits and fan favorites in national and international venues. She is most at home working with the band but has expanded her love of the concert stage as a guest vocalist in various programs with symphonies across the nation and has made frequent appearances in “The Spy Who Loved Me.” This allows her to blend romance with various styles of music, including American standards, pop and Broadway.