The Roots to Replace Third Eye Blind at New York State Fair

Third Eye Blind, who hit the charts with their hit “Semi-Charmed Life” in 1997, has had to cancel their Thursday performance at Chevy Park at the New York State Fair. They have been replaced by The Roots, who will be making a return appearance at the fair after an explosive set in 2019.

The hip-hop group from Philadelphia, led by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Black Thought (née Tariq Trotter), is more widely known as the house band for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon but has a long and influential history in hip-hop. Questlove has also become an acclaimed producer with his release of the documentary Summer of Soul, released earlier this year, which chronicles the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

The show is free with fair admission and begins at 8:00 p.m. The NYS Fair runs through Monday, Sept. 6.

Upcoming shows at the Chevy Court and Chevy Park stages include:

Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Sydney Irving and the Mojo at 2:00 p.m. (Chevy Court)*

Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Sheena Easton at 2:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)

Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Blue Oyster Cult at 7:00 p.m. (Chevy Court)

Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Nelly at 8:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)

Thursday, Sept. 2 – BeatleCuse at 2:00 p.m. (Chevy Court)*

Thursday, Sept. 2 – Brownskin Band at 2:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)*

Thursday, Sept. 2 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas at 7:00 p.m. (Chevy Court)

Thursday, Sept. 2 – The Roots at 8:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)

Friday, Sept. 3 – Uncle Kracker at 2:00 p.m. (Chevy Court)

Friday, Sept. 3 – Dark Hollow at 2:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)*

Friday, Sept. 3 – Blues Traveler at 7:00 p.m. (Chevy Court)

Friday, Sept. 3 – AJR at 8:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)

Saturday, Sept. 4 – Funkfest, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. featuring DJ Zulu, Unstoppable Forces of Syracuse, The Meditations, Sam Wynn, Darryl Brooks, Ronnie Leigh, Mary Jane Girls with Val Young, and The Original Stone City Band (Chevy Court)*

Saturday, Sept. 4 – Cold War Kids at 2:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)

Saturday, Sept. 4 – YG at 8:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)

Sunday, Sept. 5 – The Mavericks en Espanol at 2:00 p.m. (Chevy Court)

Sunday, Sept. 5 – Jesse McCartney at 2:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)

Sunday, Sept. 5 – The Mavericks at 7:00 p.m. (Chevy Court)

Sunday, Sept. 5 – Sleepy Hallow at 8:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)

Monday, Sept. 6 – The Ripcords at 12:00 p.m. (Chevy Court)*

Monday, Sept. 6 – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at 1:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)

Monday, Sept. 6 – Resurrection: A Journey Tribute at 4:00 p.m. (Chevy Court)

Monday, Sept. 6 – Cheap Trick at 6:00 p.m. (Chevy Park)

* Features local musicians

The Pan-African Village features three sets of music each day. The schedule is available here.

Several other venues throughout the park provide live, local music as well. Some venues include The Brew Pub and Distillery, West End II, Daniella’s, The Shamrock, and Courtside Grill.

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