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Wednesday, August 28, 2024 8:00 PM

Rock legend Joan Jett and The Blackhearts will rock Suburban Park at the Great New York State Fair on Wednesday, August 28 at 8 p.m.

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts formed in 1979. When mainstream radio didn’t play their signature anthem, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” fans rallied to request it. The iconic hit spent seven weeks at #1. Over the next 40+ years, the band went on to amass nine Top 40 singles, including “Bad Reputation,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

This will be Joan Jett and The Blackhearts’ fifth time playing to fans at The Fair since 2006. They most recently performed on Labor Day in 2021, and also appeared at the Fair in 2006, 2008, and 2014. This summer’s performance will close out Women’s Day at The Fair – fitting for a frontwoman who broke down barriers in the mid-1970s to prove women could make it in the world of rock music. Joan Jett was rejected by 23 labels before forming her own independent record label, Blackheart Records. Still going strong today, the entertainment company continues to champion emerging bands and produces music, film, and television.

All concerts are included in the price of Fair admission.

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