Ying Yang Twins Set to Shake Chevy Court Like a Salt Shaker at The Great New York State Fair

Ying Yang Twins Set to Shake Chevy Court Like a Salt Shaker at The Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair is announcing the addition of the legendary hip-hop duo The Ying Yang Twins to its 2024 entertainment lineup. Known for their catchy hooks and party singles including “Salt Shaker,” “Wait (The Whisper Song),” and “Badd,” the Ying Yang Twins will bring their iconic style and sound to Chevy Court Stage on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m.

“The Ying Yang Twins and their hit songs have been electrifying audiences across the country for over 20 years,” said State Fair Interim Director Julie LaFave. “Their influence on hip hop and pop culture is still evident today and we can’t wait for fairgoers to enjoy yet another top-notch performance at Chevy Court!”

The Ying Yang Twins burst onto the scene in 2000 with their debut album “Thug Walkin,’” which included the smash single “Whistle While You Twerk” that reached #17 on the U.S. R&B/Hop-Hop Chart. The duo continued their rise to mainstream popularity after collaborating with Britney Spears on her album “In The Zone” and with Lil Jon on the single “Get Low,” which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The group’s third studio album, “Me and My Brother,” produced the mega hit “Salt Shaker,” which climbed into the Billboard Hot 100 at #9 where it remained for several weeks. The album was ultimately certified platinum with over one million copies sold and helped to cement the group’s legacy as one of hip hop’s greatest acts. The Ying Yang Twins’ song “Halftime (Stand Up and Get Crunk)” also found success as it was the unofficial anthem of the New Orleans Saints during their Super Bowl victory season. The song was also featured in several video games including NFL Street 2 and Madden NFL 11.

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
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
Sunday, September 1 1:00 p.m. Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour

Suburban Park:

Wednesday, August 21 8:00 p.m. Joey Fatone and AJ McLean
Friday, August 23 8:00 p.m. TLC
Sunday, August 25 8:00 p.m. Dropkick Murphys
Tuesday, August 27 8:00 p.m. Stephen Sanchez
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.