The Big E has begun announcing its entertainment and new attractions for the fall event. Vintage Trouble, Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri and Village People are among the lineup of entertainers who will be performing opening weekend of The Big E on the Court of Honor Stage, sponsored by xfinity. All shows are free with admission to The Big E.Advance admission tickets are now available at TheBigE.com and The Big E Box Office.
Vintage Trouble, Sept. 15, 8pm
Rock, Rhythm and Blues band, Vintage Trouble, has wowed audiences across the globe. The group has toured with music icons like The Rolling Stones, The Who, AC/DC and the Dixie Chicks, and has sold out headline shows worldwide.
Beginning with a blistering debut on The Late Show with David Letterman to a recent performance on PBS’ Austin City Limits, Vintage Trouble’s high-energy live show has won over a wide range of music fans and garnered the support of music legends such as the late Prince, Martin Scorsese and Don Was.
Their foot-stomping tunes performed with irrepressible spirit have critics at NPR, BBC Radio, Rolling Stone and The New York Times raving, “Like Otis Redding, Vintage Trouble makes music that is a little bit of everything…you can slow dance, groove, rock and let it all go.”
Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri
, Sept. 16 & 17, 3pm
American Rock singer, Steve Augeri, is best known as the lead vocalist for the rock group Journey from 1998 to 2006. During his eight-year tenure with the Rock icons, Augeri recorded three albums, was featured on the seven-time Platinum Armageddon: The Album
soundtrack, and ultimately, brought one of the world’s most accomplished Rock groups back to the stage for multiple world tours.
Augeri is currently touring as the frontman of The Steve Augeri Band featuring Adam Holland, Craig Pullman, Tobias Ralph and Gerard Zappa.
Village People, Sept. 17, 8pm
Village People get the party started wherever they go with poppin’ dance songs, high-energy choreography and outrageous fun. Known for their hits, “Macho Man,” “Can’t Stop the Music,” “Go West,” and, of course, “Y.M.C.A.,” Village People have sold more than 100 million recordings worldwide. The group’s impact on the music industry has earned them the undisputed title “Kings of Disco.”
Village People’s influence on pop culture can be seen far and wide – from performances and cameo appearances on TV to dozens of major motion picture soundtracks and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Village People starred in a semi-autobiographical feature film “Can’t Stop the Music” and have received numerous honors including “Favorite Music Group” from the American Music Awards (AMAs).
Other multiple day artists performing on the Court of Honor Stage include, A cappella group, The Alley Cats, Sept. 15-19; Street Beat Parkour Percussion, Sept. 20-26; and Mariachi Azteca del Sol, Sept. 27-Oct. 1. All set times are 11am, 1 and 6pm, daily.
The Big E returns to Eastern States Exposition, Sept. 15 - Oct. 1. Entertainment announcements and fairtime updates will continue every week through the beginning of August. Sign up for The Big E’s mailing list and connect on social media to be the first to get exclusive announcements. Visit TheBigE.com/Entertainment for more information.