Big & Rich Featuring Cowboy Troy Will Bring Their “Peace, Love and Happy Hour Tour” to The Great New York State Fair

Big & Rich Featuring Cowboy Troy Will Bring Their “Peace, Love and Happy Hour Tour” to The Great New York State Fair

Country music superstars Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy are inviting New Yorkers to join them for Happy Hour as they bring their “Peace, Love and Happy Hour” tour to the Great New York State Fair. The duo is set to play at the Chevy Court Stage at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 30.

The self-proclaimed “technicolor cowboys” first burst onto the country-music scene in 2003 and have entertained audiences for nearly two decades with country hits including “Save a Horse,” “Rollin’” “Lost in This Moment” and “Run Away with You.”

Cowboy Troy, a country rapper who has collaborated with Big & Rich on many of their biggest hits, will join the duo as a featured artist during the show.

The August 30 performance will be Big & Rich’s third at the Fair, most recently playing to Chevy Court concertgoers in 2018.

“Big & Rich live up to their name by bringing big hits and rich, high-energy performances,” said interim Fair Director Sean Hennessey. “They love to have a good time, and so do fairgoers. Year after year, we hear from Fair fans that the concerts are one of their favorite parts about their visit, and how they’re so impressed with the star-studded names our fair attracts. We are thrilled to maintain that standard by bringing back this powerhouse duo.”

All concerts in the Chevrolet Music Series are free with Fair admission. All concerts at the Fair are sponsored by Chevrolet.

To date, Chevrolet Music Festival concerts announced include:

  • Jimmie Allen, 6 p.m. August 24, Chevy Court stage
  • Chevelle, 8 p.m. August 24, Chevy Park stage
  • The Art of Rap featuring Ice-T, 8 p.m. August 25, Chevy Park stage
  • Niko Moon, 6 p.m. August 26, Chevy Court stage
  • TLC, 8 p.m. August 26, Chevy Park stage
  • Tesla, 6 p.m. August 27, Chevy Court stage
  • Foreigner, 8 p.m. August 28, Chevy Park stage
  • Boyz II Men, 8 p.m. August 29, Chevy Park stage
  • Nelly, 8 p.m. August 31, Chevy Park stage
  • Riley Green, 8 p.m. September 1, Chevy Park stage
  • Tai Verdes, 1 p.m. September 2, Chevy Court stage
  • Gin Blossoms, 6 p.m. September 2, Chevy Court stage
  • 24KGoldn, 8 p.m. September 2, Chevy Park stage
  • COIN, 2 p.m. September 3, Chevy Park stage
  • Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m. September 3, Chevy Park stage
  • Night Ranger, 4 p.m. September 5, Chevy Court stage


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. The 2022 Fair begins Wednesday, August 24, and continues through Monday, September 5.

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, and follow the fun on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Guests are invited to see photos from the Fair on Flickr and ideas are always welcome. New Yorkers are encouraged to send suggestions via email to