Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes to Perform at The Great New York State Fair

Southside Johnny to Perform at The Great New York State Fair

The rock and R&B sound of the Jersey Shore comes to the Great New York State Fair Sunday, August 29 at a time to be announced when the legendary Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes return to the Fair. Part of the same 1970’s musical scene that spawned Bruce Springsteen and “Little” Steven VanZandt, the band is best known for its hits “I Don’t Wanna Go Home” and its version of the R&B classic “Havin’ A Party.” It will be the third appearance for the band at the Fair, following shows in 2009 and 2014. All concerts in the Chevrolet Music Festival are free with $3 Fair admission.

“Like ‘Havin’ A Party’ says, it’s all about ‘people laughing and having a good time.’ Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes promise a fun party and they always deliver,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes joins a lineup of more than 50 national touring shows presented in the Chevrolet Music Festival, the largest free music festival at any state fair in America. Shows announced to date include:

  • LoCash, Friday, August 20 with time to be announced
  • Nas, Friday, August 20 at 8 p.m.
  • 98 Degrees, Saturday, August 21 at 2 p.m.
  • RATT, Saturday, August 21 with time to be announced
  • Brothers Osborne, Sunday, August 22, 8 p.m.
  • Bishop Briggs, Monday, August 23 with time to be announced.
  • Foreigner, Monday, August 23 at 8 p.m.
  • Dire Straits Legacy, Tuesday, August 24 with time to be announced
  • Train, Tuesday, August 24 at 8 p.m.
  • REO Speedwagon, Wednesday, August 25 at 8 p.m.
  • Three Dog Night, Thursday, August 26 with time to be announced
  • Sister Sledge, Friday, August 27 at 2 p.m.
  • Melissa Etheridge, Friday, August 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Vixen and Great White, Saturday, August 28 with time to be announced.
  • Noah Cyrus, Sunday, August 29 at 2 p.m.
  • Dropkick Murphys, Sunday, August 29 at 8 p.m.
  • The Oak Ridge Boys, Tuesday, August 31 at 2 p.m.
  • Halestorm, Tuesday, August 31 at 8 p.m.
  • Sheena Easton, Wednesday, September 1 at 2 p.m.
  • Blue Oyster Cult, Wednesday, September 1 with time to be announced
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Thursday, September 2 with time to be announced

 

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 statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.

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