Jackyl to Perform at The 2021 Great New York State Fair

Jackyl to Perform at The 2021 Great New York State Fair

Dire Straits Legacy Cancels Appearance Due to Travel Issues

Hard-rockin’ Georgia outfit Jackyl will perform at the 2021 Great New York State Fair at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 24 on the Chevy Court stage. They will replace Dire Straits Legacy, which has had to cancel its show due to issues involving international travel. Jackyl’s brand of southern-style rock comes complete with lead singer Jesse James Dupree’s trademark chainsaw solo on “The Lumberjack.” All shows in the Chevrolet Music Festival are free with $3 admission to the Fair.

Troy Waffner, Fair Director, said, “Jackyl was great when they were here in 2019 and I know this will be a fun and exciting show. We thank them for being willing to step in. We’re sorry to lose Dire Straits Legacy but will keep an eye out for them in the future.”

Jackyl 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.

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 Simplelife LOCASH
August 21 Tee Grizzley 98 Degrees Hard Promises: The Music of Tom Petty RATT
August 22 The Barndogs Brothers Osborne iGNiTE All That Remains
August 23 Isreal Hagan & Stroke Foreigner Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra Bishop Briggs
August 24 The Jess Novak Band Train The Spinners Jackyl
August 25 Jameson Rodgers REO Speedwagon The Carolyn Kelly Blues Band Russell Dickerson
August 26 Dangerous Type Bell Biv Devoe Bad Mama’s Blues Band Three Dog Night
August 27 Scorey Melissa Etheridge Tionesta CNCO
August 28 Waydown Wailers The Beach Boys Stephen Phillips Great White/Vixen
August 29 Noah Cyrus Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (7pm) Harmonic Dirt Dropkick Murphys (8pm)
August 30 Alex Miller Justin Moore Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone Grandson
August 31 Cory Marks Halestorm Oak Ridge Boys Jamey Johnson
September 1 Sydney Irving & The Mojo Nelly Sheena Easton Blue Oyster Cult
September 2 Brownskin Band Third Eye Blind BeatleCUSE Starship w/Mickey Thomas
September 3 Dark Hollow AJR Uncle Kracker Blues Traveler
September 4 Cold War Kids YG Syracuse JAMS FunkFest Stone City Band & the Mary Jane Girls
September 5 Jesse McCartney Sheff G &
Sleepy Hallow
The Mavericks En Español The Mavericks
September 6 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (1pm) Cheap Trick (6pm) The Ripcords (noon) Resurrection (4pm)

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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