Rock Icon Melissa Etheridge to Perform at The 2021 Great New York State Fair

Rock superstar Melissa Etheridge returns to the Great New York State Fair Friday, August 27 at 8 p.m. The “I’m The Only One” and “Come To My Window” singer will perform on Pride Day as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival. All concerts are free with Fair admission.

“We’re thrilled to have her back. She’s an icon of rock music and always puts on a great performance. This is one of the important shows on our calendar as we begin to roll out our biggest and most diverse lineup ever,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director.

Melissa Etheridge joins a lineup of more than 50 national touring shows presented as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival. Shows announced to date include:

Previously announced shows include:

  • REO Speedwagon, Wednesday, August 25 at 8 p.m.
  • Vixen and Great White, Saturday, August 28 with time to be announced.
  • Dropkick Murphys, Sunday, August 29 at 8 p.m.
  • The Oak Ridge Boys, Tuesday, August 31 at 2 p.m.
  • Sheena Easton, Wednesday, September 1 at 2 p.m.


Based on current state guidance, concerts are likely to take place on the Chevy Park stage in the New York Experience festival grounds.

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