Hard-rockin’ outfit Jackyl returns to the Great New York State Fair, this time to blow the roof off the Experience Stage to bring the Fair’s new Biker Appreciation Day to a close. Jackyl performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 24. All shows as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage are free with admission. The new Biker Bash day features $1 admission for fairgoers who arrive on motorcycles and show a valid motorcycle license at the gate, with free parking for motorcycles in the Fair’s Gray Lot.
It’s an incredible accomplishment when a rock band has been successful enough to reach the 25-year mark since the release of their first album. In 2017, rowdy southern rockers Jackyl accomplished this feat, and celebrated with an appropriately-titled compilation, ’25,’ on Mighty Loud Records.
The 18-track set features such Jackyl radio hits as “Down on Me,” “The Lumberjack,” “Push Comes to Shove,” and “Favorite Sin,” as well as two previously unreleased tracks - a live rendition of “Redneck Punk,” as well as a cover of Black Oak Arkansas’ “Hot and Nasty.”
First bursting upon the scene with their self-titled, platinum-certified debut album in 1992, Jackyl has made a name for themselves as a killer live band that delivers night after night, and has continued to offer up good old fashioned blues boogie over the years, as evidenced on such subsequent albums as 1994’s gold-certified ‘Push Comes to Shove,’ all the way to their most recent release, 2016’s ‘ROWYCO.’
Over the Fair’s 13 days, the Chevrolet Music Festival at the New York Experience Stage will feature several national touring acts along with a mix of major bands from across Upstate New York and national touring tribute bands. The New York Experience Stage is located on the west end of the Fairgrounds.