Rockers 38 Special Return to The Great New York State Fair

Rockers 38 Special Return to The Great New York State Fair

Rock outfit 38 Special makes a return visit to the Great New York State Fair with a 7 p.m. show Tuesday, Aug. 27 on the Experience Stage in the New York Experience Festival Grounds as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival. The band last appeared at the Fair in 2009.

“With great songs like ‘Caught Up In You’ and ‘Hold On Loosely,’ these wild-eyed Southern boys know how to get a crowd dancing. We’re pleased to have them back and know it will be a great party by the pond,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.

38 Special joins a star-studded lineup of shows at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage that includes at Chevy Court:

  • Bad Company, 8 p.m., August 21
  • Lindsey Stirling, 8 p.m., August 23
  • Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m., August 25
  • Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, 2 p.m., August 26
  • Midland, 8 p.m., August 26
  • Why Don’t We, 2 p.m., August 29
  • Granger Smith, 8 p.m., August 30
  • Theory of a Deadman, 8 p.m., August 31
  • Lovelytheband, 1 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
  • Rick Springfield, 7 p.m., August 31


About 38 Special

After more than three decades together, 38 Special continue to bring their signature blast of Southern rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance.

Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.

With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more. These are timeless hits that remain a staple of rock radio, are immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and which pave the way to their present-day touring regimen.


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, 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