Rick Springfield Returns to The Great New York State Fair with an Experience Stage Show

Rick Springfield Returns to The Great New York State Fair With an Experience Stage Show

Rock superstar Rick Springfield makes his fifth appearance at the Great New York State Fair with a 7 p.m. show Saturday, August 31 at the New York Experience Stage. All shows in the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage are free with Fair admission.

“We love Rick Springfield and are very excited to have him back. He puts on a great show that’s full of his big hits and he always draws a big crowd. This will be a party and I hope all his fans get here,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.

Rick Springfield is the first national act announced for the Experience Stage. He joins a star-studded and diverse Chevy Court lineup that includes:

  • Bad Company, 8 p.m., Aug. 21
  • Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m., Aug. 25
  • Midland, 8 p.m., Aug. 26
  • Why Don’t We, 2 p.m., Aug 29


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.


About Rick Springfield

Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” "I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” He’s an accomplished actor who has starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film “Ricki and the Flash,” gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s prestige drama “True Detective,” earned great reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer on the CW hit “Supernatural” and most recently played Pastor Charles on “American Horror Story.” In 2014, Springfield was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located around the corner from the first apartment he lived in when he first arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971.

Rick’s upcoming album “Orchestrating My Life" is due out April 2019.


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 and provides top-quality entertainment. 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, on Snapchat at nysfair and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.