Canadian Sensation Josh Ross to Perform at The 2024 Great New York State Fair

Canadian Sensation Josh Ross to Perform at The 2024 Great New York State Fair

Fresh off being named the Canadian Country Music Association’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Josh Ross is set to bring his unique blend of country and rock to the Chevy Court Stage on Friday, August 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Ross, who is heavily influenced by musical legends such as Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, and country outlaw Steve Earle, burst onto the scene in 2023 with a string of platinum-certified Top 5 Canadian country hits, including his breakthrough single “Trouble,” which peaked at No. 1.

Outside of Canada, Ross has found similar success with his power ballads and sing-along hits that have been streamed over 495 million times worldwide, which led him to be named an Artist to Watch by Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, MusicRow, the Grand Ole Opry, and others.

Ross has already toured with some of music’s biggest names, including Brantley Gilbert, Nickelback, and Bailey Zimmerman. The singer-songwriter will continue touring in 2024 alongside Luke Bryan as part of the “Mind of a Country Boy” tour with two more stops in New York State.

“One of the best things about the Chevrolet Music Series at The Fair is the variety of entertainment,” said Julie LaFave, Interim Fair Director. “Fairgoers have a chance to see some of music’s brightest newcomers like Josh Ross and award-winning legends who have been a part of pop culture for as long as we can remember. The Great New York State Fair provides fans with countless opportunities to hear their favorite songs live, while serving up those ‘were you there when?’ moments, too. As you plan out the rest of your summer, we hope you’ll reserve a few afternoons and evenings to take in all that The Fair has to offer!”

The Fair starts Wednesday, August 21, and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 2. All concerts are included in the price of admission, which will go on sale later this summer. The Great New York State Fair is the most affordable state fair in the country. Tickets are $8 for adults while admission is free for children under 12 and senior citizens aged 65 and older.

In total, The Fair’s Chevrolet Music Series will feature 39 national recording acts. There will be a daily 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. concert at Chevy Court (located near Gate 1), and a daily 8 p.m. concert at Suburban Park (located on the western end of the Fairgrounds, beyond the Midway).

All concerts announced thus far are provided in the charts below. Fair staff will continue to update schedules on the Fair’s website at pages dedicated to Chevy Court and Suburban Park.

Chevy Court:

Wednesday, August 21 1:00 p.m. Chubby Checker
Wednesday, August 21 6:00 p.m. 90s Rewind: Iconic Digital Underground, Tone Loc, & Color Me Badd
Thursday, August 22 1:00 p.m. RVSHVD
Thursday, August 22 6:00 p.m. Ace Frehley
Friday, August 23 1:00 p.m. Sophie B. Hawkins
Friday, August 23 6:00 p.m. Sister Sledge
Saturday, August 24 1:00 p.m. Kidz Bop
Saturday, August 24 6:00 p.m. Ying Yang Twins
Sunday, August 25 1:00 p.m. The Elders
Sunday, August 25 6:00 p.m. Dax
Monday, August 26 1:00 p.m. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Monday, August 26 6:00 p.m. CAIN
Tuesday, August 27 1:00 p.m. Little Anthony and the Imperials
Tuesday, August 27 6:00 p.m. Blue Öyster Cult
Wednesday, August 28 6:00 p.m. Danielle Ponder
Thursday, August 29 6:00 p.m. Chapel Hart
Friday, August 30 6:00 p.m. Josh Ross
Saturday, August 31 12:00-10:00 p.m. JAMS Funk Fest 2024
Sunday, September 1 1:00 p.m. Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour
Sunday, September 1 6:00 p.m. Snow Tha Product

Suburban Park:

Wednesday, August 21 8:00 p.m. Joey Fatone and AJ McLean
Thursday, August 22 8:00 p.m. Warren Zeiders
Friday, August 23 8:00 p.m. TLC
Saturday, August 24 8:00 p.m. Chevelle
Sunday, August 25 8:00 p.m. Dropkick Murphys
Monday, August 26 8:00 p.m. Megan Moroney
Tuesday, August 27 8:00 p.m. Stephen Sanchez
Wednesday, August 28 8:00 p.m. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Friday, August 30 8:00 p.m. Big Boi
Saturday, August 31 8:00 p.m. Brian Kelley

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment, and is a key piece of the state’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. It is the oldest fair in the United States and is consistently recognized as being among the top five state fairs in the nation.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Audiences are encouraged to learn more about the Great New York State Fair online, browse photos on Flickr, and follow the fun on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.