Up and Coming Country Star RVSHVD to Perform at Chevy Court during the 2024 Great New York State Fair

Up and Coming Country Star RVSHVD to Perform at Chevy Court during the 2024 Great New York State Fair

Rising country singer-songwriter RVSHVD will share his signature vocal tone and prolific songwriting skills with fairgoers this summer as he takes The Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court stage on Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m.

RVSHVD (pronounced RA-SHAD) hails from the small town of Willacoochee, Georgia. Ten years ago, he heard Keith Urban’s “Sweet Thing,” and dove headfirst into writing and recording country music, finding the genre more personal and rewarding. With the help of his smooth voice and a bare bones home studio, RVSHVD hit the jackpot on his country version of Roddy Ricch’s “Ballin.” The song went viral on Spotify, TikTok, Apple and YouTube, amassing over 25 million streams and lifting his catalog of songs to over 125 million streams. A preview of his recent single, “Shoebox Money,” struck a national conversation racking up 15 million plays, 1 million likes, and over 450,000 shares on Instagram Reels alone, a testament to his unique position in the country music lexicon.

Live, RVSHVD has played Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest, debuted at the Grand Ole Opry, and done dates with Dwight Yoakam. He’s set to play Stagecoach Festival, Golden Sky Festival, and CMA Fest again this year. Along the way, RVSHVD has earned praise from Billboard who named him Country Rookie of the Month, applauding that he “…has carefully curated his own genre-bending sound.” CMT has dubbed him an “Artist To Watch 2024.” His new EP, THE INTRO, is coming out April 19th and features collaborations with rock groups Ice Nine Kills, Asking Alexandria and hip hop icon Paul Wall.

“We’re excited to welcome country sensation RVSHVD to The Great New York State Fair this year,” said Interim Director Julie LaFave. “As country music’s next big thing, his signature blend of old and new is sure to delight our Chevy Court audiences and we can’t wait to see him take the stage.”

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.

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
Thursday, August 22 1:00 p.m. RVSHVD
Friday, August 23 1:00 p.m. Sophie B. Hawkins
Saturday, August 24 1:00 p.m. Kidz Bop
Sunday, August 25 1:00 p.m. The Elders
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
Sunday, September 1 1:00 p.m. Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour

Suburban Park:

Friday, August 21 8:00 p.m. TLC
Sunday, August 25 8:00 p.m. Dropkick Murphys
Wednesday, August 28 8:00 p.m. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
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.