Hip Hop Superstar Nelly to Perform Free Show at The 2021 Great New York State Fair

Hip Hop Superstar Nelly to Perform Free Show at The 2021 Great New York State Fair

Nelly, the Double Diamond-selling rap superstar whose hits “Hot In Herre,” and “Shake Ya Tailfeather” are all-time classics, will perform his hits and newest chart topper “Lil Bit” at Chevy Park at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 1. The Chevy Park stage is in the New York Experience festival area near the Midway. All shows in the Chevrolet Music Festival are free with $3 admission to the Fair.

Troy Waffner, Fair Director, said, “We’re thrilled to be able to present an artist of Nelly’s stature. He’s one of the very best performers and this will be one of the signature shows of the 2021 Fair.”

Nelly joins a lineup of more than 50 national touring shows presented in the Chevrolet Music Festival, the largest free music festival at any state fair in America. Shows announced to date include:

Date Chevy Park 2 pm Chevy Park 8 pm Chevy Court 2 pm Chevy Court 7 pm
August 20 Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots Nas   LOCASH
August 21 98 Degrees     RATT
August 22   Brothers Osborne    
August 23   Foreigner Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra Bishop Briggs
August 24   Train The Spinners Dire Straits Legacy
August 25 Jameson Rodgers REO Speedwagon   Russell Dickerson
August 26   Bell Biv Devoe   Three Dog Night
August 27 Sister Sledge Melissa Etheridge    
August 28   The Beach Boys   Great White/Vixen
August 29 Noah Cyrus Dropkick Murphys   Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
August 30   Justin Moore Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone Grandson
August 31   Halestorm Oak Ridge Boys Jamey Johnson
September 1   Nelly Sheena Easton Blue Oyster Cult
September 2   Third Eye Blind   Starship w/Mickey Thomas
September 3   AJR Uncle Kracker Blues Traveler
September 4 Cold War Kids      
September 5 Jesse McCartney     The Mavericks
September 6       Resurrection

Chevrolet sponsors concerts at the Great New York State Fair.

Thanks to the successful efforts of New Yorkers to battle COVID-19, the Fair will be open with no restrictions on attendance. Safety guidance can change and prospective fairgoers are advised to follow the Fair’s social media sites, sign up for the Fair’s email newsletter, or closely follow the Fair’s website to get the latest developments.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of Governor Cuomo’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. Fair attendance is up more than 46% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.33 million people attending the Fair in 2019. The 2021 Fair runs from August 20 to September 6.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Find the Great New York State Fair on its website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair to statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.

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