Fair Fans, Brian Kelley will “See You Next Summer” at Suburban Park

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Diamond-selling superstar Brian Kelley will see you this summer at the Great New York State Fair, taking the Suburban Park Stage at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31. Keeping with tradition, admission to the concert will be included with each ticket purchased to attend The Fair.

Kelley’s “Trucks, Ducks, Bucks & Beer” is the latest preview of his much-anticipated full-length album on Big Machine Records due out this spring, having already introduced the project with “See You Next Summer,” “Dirt Cheap,” and “How We’re Livin’.”

Entering the next chapter of a record-breaking, history-making career, “BK” is first known as the Florida half of the GRAMMY-nominated Florida Georgia Line (FGL). The ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award recipients garnered 19 career #1s and became the first and only act to achieve two RIAA DIAMOND singles in Country music history (“Cruise” and “Meant to Be”). Surpassing 17 billion global streams, selling more than 40 million tracks and 4.8 million albums worldwide, plus playing to over four million fans, FGL has been honored by AMA, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Music Awards. He is also an established songwriter, co-writing several #1 hits, including Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down” and “You Make It Easy,” and Cole Swindell’s “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight.”

“We are thrilled to be able to host Brian Kelley at The Fair as his solo career takes off, and his blend of Country, Pop, and beach will be a lovely complement to the end of the summer here in New York,” said Fair Director Sean Hennessey. “Year after year, our concert crowd counting process and survey results demonstrate that Hip Hop, Country, and Rock and Roll shows attract the largest audiences at The Fair. History has shown that audiences were excited about Brian Kelley before, so they’ll certainly be excited about his return.”

While Kelley’s August 31 performance will be his first solo appearance at The Fair, it marks the third time he will grace The Fair’s stages with FGL’s debut in 2013, when they played to Chevy Court concertgoers in the middle of a downpour, and then returned a year later to open for Jason Aldean at the Grandstand.

The Chevrolet Music Series will feature a total of 39 national recording acts. Chevy Court (located near Gate 1) will feature a 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. performance every day, and Suburban Park (located on the western end of the Fairgrounds, beyond the Midway) will feature an 8:00 p.m. concert every day.

All concerts announced thus far are provided in the charts below. As concerts are announced, Fair staff will update schedules on the Fair’s website at pages dedicated to Chevy Court and Suburban Park.

Chevy Court:

Saturday, August 24 1:00 p.m. Kidz Bop

Suburban Park:

Friday, August 21 8:00 p.m. TLC
Saturday, August 31 8:00 p.m. Brian Kelley


The 2024 Fair starts Wednesday, August 21, and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 2. 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.