All Aboard! The “Gravy Train” Will Stop at The Great New York State Fair This Summer

Yung Gravy featuring bbno$

Two rappers who can credit the internet for helping to propel them to stardom are the latest additions to the 2023 Great New York State Fair’s musical line-up. Yung Gravy and special guest bbno$ (pronounced Baby No Money) will grace the Suburban Park Stage at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3.

Yung Gravy’s moniker oozes “sauce,” and that’s what he tries to incorporate into the unique recipe he contributes to the rap genre. Gravy’s brand of rap blends catchy beats and clever rhymes with musical styles that harken back as far as the 1940s,1950s, and 1960s. He often samples Motown, Soul, and Funk. In his music, fans will recognize samples of “Mr. Sandman” by The Chordettes, “Careless Whisper” by George Michael, and, most recently, “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley, in his song “Betty (Get Money).”

Yung Gravy first got popular with the release of “Mr. Clean” on Soundcloud in 2016. Then, in the span of six years, he accumulated such accolades as three platinum and four gold singles. In 2022, he became the unofficial second mascot of the Tampa Bay Lightning—and thus, considered royalty around several former Syracuse Crunch hockey stars—as his song “Gravy Train” became the anthem of the team’s Stanley Cup victory.

Yung Gravy often collaborates with bbno$. In fact, just last week, the pair announced that they will release their third collaboration, Baby Gravy 3,  later this year. A new single from the project, “Goodness Gracious,” just dropped.

While Yung Gravy hails from Minnesota, bbno$ is from Vancouver, British Columbia. The rapper, singer, and songwriter is best known for his viral single, “Lalala” released in 2018, and more recently, “Edamame.”

“We’re excited to welcome the ‘Gravy Train’ into The Great New York State Fair and what a bonus that concertgoers will get to hear from bbno$ too,” said Sean Hennessey, Interim Fair Director. “The duo willbring a fun vibe to close out The Fair’s second weekend. When it comes to musical offerings, The Great New York State Fair has it all: From new, up and coming artists, to those like Yung Gravy and bbno$ who have been on the charts for a few years, and of course, to those who have been around for decades. We hope you’ll reserve a few days and evenings to come check out our stellar line-up of entertainers.”

As is the case with all entertainment included in the Chevrolet Music Series, the bbno$ and Yung Gravy show at The Fair is free with paid admission. To see them perform in other cities, tickets start around $40.

All acts announced as part of the Chevrolet Music Series are provided below, and schedules are continuously updated at pages dedicated to Chevy Court and Suburban Park on the Fair’s website. The Chevrolet Music Series features 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. performances at Chevy Court, and daily 8:00 p.m. concerts at Suburban Park. Most days, there will be a 2:00 p.m. concert there as well.

The Great New York State Fair begins Wednesday, August 23 and continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 4. Admission is $6 for adults and free for those 65 years and older, and 12 years and younger.

Chevy Court Stage:

Wednesday, August 23 1:00 p.m. Chubby Checker
Thursday, August 24 6:00 p.m. Quiet Riot
Saturday, August 26 1:00 p.m. Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure
Saturday, August 26 6:00 p.m. Julio Iglesias Jr.
Sunday, August 27 1:00 p.m. The Prodigals
Sunday, August 27 6:00 p.m. Matt Stell
Monday, August 28 1:00 p.m. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Monday, August 28 6:00 p.m. Anne Wilson
Tuesday, August 29 1:00 p.m. Tommy James and the Shondells
Tuesday, August 29 6:00 p.m. Bret Michaels’ Parti Gras
Wednesday, August 30 1:00 p.m. Danielle Ponder
Wednesday, August 30 6:00 p.m. Chapel Hart
Sunday, September 3 1:00 p.m. Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza
Monday, September 4 12:00 p.m. The High Kings

Suburban Park Stage:

Wednesday, August 23 2:00 p.m. Steven Page
Thursday, August 24 8:00 p.m. Theory of a Deadman
Saturday, August 26 8:00 p.m. George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Monday, August 28 8:00 p.m. REO Speedwagon
Tuesday, August 29 8:00 p.m. Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line
Thursday, August 31 8:00 p.m. Ludacris
Saturday, September 2 8:00 p.m. Quinn XCII
Sunday, September 3 8:00 p.m. Yung Gravy featuring bbno$

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.