Dropkick Murphys Return to The Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage

Dropkick Murphys Return to The Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage

It’s becoming a tradition: Dropkick Murphys return to the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court for the third straight year when they bring their exuberant Celtic-influenced punk rock to the stage for a show at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 30. The concert is free with admission to the Fair.

“In 2018, Dropkick Murphys came at the last minute to replace a performer who had fallen ill. They told the audience then that it was their first show at a fair. They must have enjoyed it because they’re now coming back for their third show. The Chevy Court audience loved them, and we are thrilled the boys from Boston will be shipping up to Syracuse one more time,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director.

Dropkick Murphys will join a record-breaking lineup of nearly 50 free shows from national touring groups.  Announced so far is:

  • Sheena Easton, 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 2
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 6 p.m. Monday, September 7


And at the Experience Stage:

  • Great White and Vixen, 7 p.m. Saturday, August 29


Chevrolet sponsors the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage.

America’s first and oldest state fair, the Great New York State Fair, is “Beyond Great.” Founded in 1841, the Fair is the largest state fair in the east and America’s third largest state fair. More than 1.3 million people came in 2019 to enjoy the best food and beverages of New York agriculture, the largest free music festival of national touring groups in the nation, top class entertainment, shopping and more.

The Fair is a key piece of Governor Cuomo’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. Fair attendance is up more than 46% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments. The 2020 Fair runs from August 21 to September 7. Information about the Fair can be found here.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.