The Oak Ridge Boys, whose distinctive harmonies and upbeat songs have taken them all the way to the top of the charts and to the Country Music Hall of Fame, return to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair Tuesday, September 1 at 2 p.m. as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival. It’s their 9th appearance at the Fair. Their performance is on the final Senior Day, which offers free admission to anyone age 60 and up. All performances at Chevy Court and the New York Experience Stage are free with Fair admission.
“Great music is timeless, and the Oaks are the proof. They’ve been together nearly 50 years and have more hits than they can fit into one show. We’re thrilled to be able to host them again and I know that fans of classic country music will enjoy their gorgeous four-part harmonies once again,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director.
The Oak Ridge Boys join a lineup of more than 50 national touring shows presented in the Chevrolet Music Festival, the largest free music festival at any fair in America. Shows announced to date include:
At Chevy Court:
- Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m. Sunday, August 30
- Sheena Easton, 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 2
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 6 p.m. Monday, September 7
And at the Experience Stage:
- Vixen and Great White, 7 p.m. Saturday, August 29
Chevrolet sponsors concerts at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage.
America’s first and oldest state fair, the Great New York State Fair, is “Beyond Great.” Founded in 1841, the Fair is the largest state fair in the east and America’s third largest state fair. More than 1.3 million people came in 2019 to enjoy the best food and beverages of New York agriculture, the largest free music festival of national touring groups in the nation, top class entertainment, shopping and more.
The Fair 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. The 2020 Fair runs from August 21 to September 7. 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, 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.