Journey Tribute Band “Resurrection” Highlights Experience Stage Concerts at The 2019 Great New York State Fair

Journey Tribute Band “Resurrection” Highlights Experience Stage Concerts at The 2019 Great New York State Fair

More Than 50 Concerts Scheduled


Tennessee-based Resurrection – A Journey Tribute and the powerful vocals of Steve Perry soundalike Ryan Christopher will provide one of the highlights of the Chevrolet Concert Series season on the Experience Stage at the 2019 Great New York State Fair. The band will close the stage’s season with its show at 7:30 p.m. September 2. Top tribute bands and some of the best bands from around Upstate New York make up the list of more than 50 performances to take place on the stage, along with five national touring shows announced previously. Resurrection – A Journey Tribute performs on Labor Day, which features $1 admission and $1 rides on the Wade Shows Midway.

Several other tribute bands will perform during the Fair as well, including Big Eyed Phish (The Dave Matthews Band), Thunderstruck (AC/DC), Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band), Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Band (Bob Seger), Infinity (Journey) and Hard Promises (Tom Petty).

“We’ve been building this stage year by year, adding famous performers like Rick Springfield and 38 Special to some of the country’s best tribute bands and great musicians from all over Upstate New York. This is our best season for music yet on this stage and I urge everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to see so much great music for the cost of admission to the Fair,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.

The lineup for the Experience Stage includes:


August 21:

Max Scialdone, 4 p.m.

The Barndogs, 5 p.m.

Grand Funk Railroad, 7 p.m.


August 22 and 23 are the annual JAMS FunkFest, with lineup to be announced.


August 24:

Mr. Monkey, 4 p.m.

Neil Minet & The NIght Flyers, 5:20 p.m.

Jackyl, 7 p.m.

Scars & Stripes, 9 p.m.


August 25:

Josh Taerk, 2:30 pm

UBK - Urban Knight Punks, 3:45 p.m.

Brand New Sin, 5:05 p.m.

Pop Evil, 7 p.m.

Cry To The Blind, 9 p.m.


August 26:

Bill Schmitt & The Bluesmasters, 4 p.m.

Revolver, 5:20 p.m.

Ruby Shooz, 6:40 p.m.


August 27:  

Hasting & Co., 4 p.m.

Infinity, 5 p.m.

38 Special, 7 p.m.


August 28:

Jane Zell & The Zelltones, 4 p.m.

Jess Novak Band, 5:20 p.m.

Lightkeepers, 6:40 p.m.

Rootshock, 8 p.m.


August 29:

Mick Fury, 4 p.m.

Frank Vieira, 5:20 p.m.

C.K. & The Rising Tide, 6:40 p.m.

Jessica Lynn, 8 p.m.


August 30:

Fritz's Polka Band, 4 p.m.

The Ripcords, 5:20 p.m.

Joe Whiting's Sweet Soul Review, 7:10 p.m.

Ramblin' Gamblin' Band, 9 p.m.


August 31:

My So Called Band, 2 p.m.

Christopher Ames Band, 3:20 p.m.

Gridley Paige, 4:50 p.m.

Rick Springfield, 7 p.m.

Hard Promises featuring the music of Tom Petty, 9 p.m.


September 1:

Redhouse Rock Camp, 12:30 p.m.

Grounded4Life, 2:50 p.m.

Big Eyed Phish, 4:10 p.m.

Born To Run, 6 p.m.

Thunderstruck, 8 p.m.


September 2:

Midlife Crisis, 1 p.m.

Missy Belgre, 2:50 p.m.

Ignite Reggae, 4:10 p.m.

Sirsy, 5:30 p.m.

Resurrection, a Journey Tribute, 7:30 p.m.


All performances on the Experience Stage are sponsored by Chevrolet.

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 40% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.27 million people attending the Fair in 2018. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.

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