Former Syracuse University Student Claud will make their New York State Fair Debut with Afternoon Concert at Chevy Park on August 26

Pop singer-songwriter Claud will make their Great New York State Fair debut on the Chevy Park stage on Friday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m., but they’re no stranger to Syracuse! The former Syracuse University student is best known for coming-of-age lyrics that explore the various stages of relationships, delivered through melancholic, bubblegum pop music that leaves listeners feeling good. It started during their second semester in 2018, when Claud and their… Read More »

Prince Tribute Band Kicks Off a Day of 80’s Rock at The Great New York State Fair

The “most dynamic” Prince Tribute Band in the U.S. will rock Chevy Court at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Monday, September 5, kicking off a day dedicated to the 80’s at the Great New York State Fair. The band, “Gabriel Sanchez Presents The Prince Experience A Loving Tribute 2 Prince,” started in 2022 as a small local production of “Purple Rain.” Twenty years later, it tours the country, playing through Prince’s greatest… Read More »

Sea Lions Return to The Great New York State Fair as Part of Roster of Free, Entertaining Shows

Fan Favorites Including Hilby, Bandaloni, Circus Hollywood and Racing Pigs Return Too!   A perennial fairgoer favorite, the Sea Lion Splash Show, heads this year’s list of free entertainment at the 2022 Great New York State Fair. This is the first time since 2016 that the Sea Lions have been part of the Fair’s entertainment. The show features sea lions performing in a presentation that is equal parts funny and educational. Many fairgoers have… Read More »

Godmother of Soul Patti Labelle to Perform on Women’s Day at The Great New York State Fair

The “Godmother of Soul,” one of the most influential voices in the Rhythm and Blues, Pop and Soul musical genres, is coming back to the Great New York State Fair. Patti LaBelle will perform on Women’s Day, August 31 at 6 p.m. at Chevy Court. Patti LaBelle’s storied career has spanned six decades. A triple threat, she is a singer, actress, and a writer. Patti first rose to fame in the 1960s… Read More »

Country Singer-Songwriter David Nail to Return to The Great New York State Fair to Play Chevy Park on August 25

A “Sunset Carousel” is the subject of his newest summer single, and later this month, country music singer-songwriter David Nail will return to a summer setting that features a carousel, along with many other exciting Midway sights. David Nail, who played for fans at Chevy Court in 2011, will perform on Thursday, August 25 at 2 p.m. at Chevy Park. David Nail first climbed the country charts in the early 2000s.… Read More »

Governor Hochul, Amtrak and New York State Department of Transportation Announce Continued Direct Train Service to Great New York State Fair

Travelers and Visitors Can Experience a Safe, Convenient, Cost-Effective, and Comfortable Way to Travel    Governor Kathy Hochul, in conjunction with Amtrak and New York State Department of Transportation, today announced the resumption of direct train service this summer to and from the Empire State's largest annual event - the Great New York State Fair. As part of their 20-year partnership, Amtrak customers and Fair visitors can combine the benefits of traveling sustainably and experiencing the best in New York State… Read More »

Breakout Star Bryce Vine to Bring Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Dance Blend to The Great New York State Fair

Bryce Vine will bring his genre-blending, East-Meets-West-Coast sound to Chevy Court on Sunday, August 28 at 6 p.m.. This is Vine’s first appearance at the Great New York State Fair. The 34-year-old breakout star is known for his laid-back, hip-hop vibe. The success of the double-platinum “Drew Barrymore” from his debut album “Carnival” sent Vine on a sold-out headline tour in 2019 – and he hasn’t slowed down since. Vine gained more… Read More »

Great New York State Fair and Wade Shows to Offer a Fair Flash Sale For 20 Hours on Thursday, August 4 as Countdown Continues

Ride-all-Day Wristbands on Sale for $20   The Great New York State Fair and its Midway partner, Wade Shows, are teaming up to offer a flash sale tomorrow, this Thursday, August 4 from 4:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The sale will run exclusively for 20 hours to coincide with the countdown to the return of the Fair, which, as of Thursday, will be 20 days away! In addition, Wade Shows is offering fairgoers an opportunity to score ride-all-day… Read More »

Rising Indie Pop Artist Lizzy McAlpine to Perform at The Great New York State Fair

Rising star Lizzy McAlpine will take to the Chevy Park Experience Stage on Friday, September 2 at 2 p.m. at the Great New York State Fair. The 22-year-old is gaining momentum in the indie/folk music realm. She amassed a following of more than 333,000 people on TikTok early in the pandemic. Her debut album, “Give Me a Minute,” released in August 2020, has since been streamed millions of times on Spotify.… Read More »

More Than 100 Food Vendors Broaden Food and Drink Mix at The 2022 Great New York State Fair

When the gates open August 24 for the 2022 Great New York State Fair, 15 new food and drink vendors will be ready to serve new tastes to hungry and thirsty fairgoers.  New choices span the globe, ranging from Maine lobster to Texas barbecue, gyros from Greece, bowls with Brazilian flair and street food from Bosnia. There will also be hot sauces and chilling ices, spicy salsas and soothing teas… Read More »

Female Rock Band PLUSH Debuts at The 2022 Great New York State Fair

Hard-hitting all-female rock band PLUSH makes its Great New York State Fair debut with a 2 p.m. show on opening day, Wednesday, August 24 on the Chevy Park stage in the New York Experience festival grounds. The band, headed by Albany-area native Moriah Formica, is a quartet of women ages 18 – 21 who launched their self-titled debut album in February. State Fair interim Director Sean Hennessey said, “PLUSH’s message of… Read More »

Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Drummer Max Weinberg Brings His Band to The Great New York State Fair

One of the greatest rock drummers, Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer Max Weinberg, brings his band, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, to the 2022 Great New York State Fair. Weinberg, the drumming power behind Bruce Springsteen’s legendary rock as well as the longtime bandleader for Conan O’Brien’s talk shows, will perform at 6 p.m. Monday, August 29 on the Chevy Court stage. The audience will pick everything the band performs from… Read More »

Rock Singer/Songwriter Jeff Rosenstock to Make His Great New York State Fair Debut

Long Island-based singer/songwriter Jeff Rosenstock will make his Great New York State Fair with a 1 p.m. show Friday, August 26 on the Chevy Court stage. His albums have risen on Billboard’s Independent Music charts and he’s the composer for the Cartoon Network animated series “Craig of the Creek.” State Fair interim Director Sean Hennessey said, “Whether it’s punk, power pop or ska, Jeff Rosenstock has created some terrific music. This… Read More »

Dire Straits Legacy to Close 2022 New York State Fair with Performance On Labor Day

London-based Dire Straits Legacy’s last stop on its summer tour will also close out the Chevrolet Music Series at the Great New York State Fair on Labor Day. The eight-member band will take the Chevy Park stage at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 5. Dire Straits burst onto the pop rock music scene in the late 1970s, and performed through the 1980s and into the 1990s, amassing hits including “Romeo &… Read More »

Central New York 90’s Music Star Announced as First Musical Performer of 2022 Edition of The Great New York State Fair

A Central New Yorker and iconic 90s rock alternative music star will kick off the Chevorlet Music Series at the Great New York State Fair. Steven Page, former frontman of the Barenaked Ladies, will take the Chevy Court stage at 1 p.m. on Opening Day, Wednesday, August 24. While Page still plays music from the Barenaked Ladies’ catalog, the award-winning musician, singer, and songwriter has been performing and releasing new, original… Read More »

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