Legendary Syracuse Rock Band Brand New Sin to Play One More Reunion Show, at The 2019 Great New York State Fair

Brand New Sin, the Syracuse hard rock band and national recording artists whose songs were adopted by pro wrestlers as well as a devoted legion of fans, will reunite for a second reunion show featuring the band's original lineup. They will perform at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, August 25 on the Great New York State Fair's Experience Stage as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival. All performances on the Experience Stage are free of charge.

From 2002 to 2012, the band was a favorite of fans of hard rock and toured with or opened for bands such as Motorhead, Godsmack, Slash and more. WWE wrestler Big Show used the band's "Crank It Up" as his theme song. Their song "My World" helped promote the wrestler Batista (now known as actor Dave Bautista). At Allmusic.com, writer Alex Henderson describes the band as "rowdy, long-haired, tattooed, decadent, hell-raising headbangers" who made "blistering and forceful yet consistently melodic" music.

"We're very happy to be able to give Brand New Sin a place to play. They're a great band and this is one reason why we're making a bigger effort in recent years on the Experience Stage to host a mix of national and regional shows. Fans of Brand New Sin won't want to miss this great opportunity to see their favorite group in a scenic setting," said Fair Director Troy Waffner.

Brand New Sin joins a lineup of exciting and diverse performers that includes:

  • Bad Company, 8 p.m., August 21
  • Lindsey Stirling, 8 p.m., August 23
  • Jimmie Allen, 2 p.m., August 25
  • Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m., August 25
  • Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, 2 p.m., August 26
  • Midland, 8 p.m., August 26
  • The Mavericks, 2 p.m., August 28
  • Why Don’t We, 2 p.m., August 29
  • Vince Neil of Motley Crue, 8 p.m., August 29
  • Granger Smith, 8 p.m., August 30
  • Theory of a Deadman, 8 p.m., August 31
  • The Roots, 8 p.m., September 1
  • lovelytheband, 1 p.m., September 2
  • Gavin DeGraw, 6 p.m., September 2


At the Experience Stage:

  • Grand Funk Railroad, 7 p.m., August 21
  • Jackyl, 7 p.m., August 24
  • Pop Evil, 7 p.m., August 25
  • 38 Special, 7 p.m., August 27
  • Rick Springfield, 7 p.m., August 31


Over the Fair’s 13 days, the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and at the New York Experience Stage will feature more than two dozen national touring group performances in diverse genres. Chevrolet sponsors the performances on both stages.

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.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.