The Prodigals Join Great New York Fair’s Concert Line-Up with Celtic Rock and Irish Punk Music

The Prodigals, an American Irish Punk band, will bring Celtic melodies and rock rhythms to the Great New York State Fair on Thursday, August 25. They’re set to rock the Chevy Court Stage at 1:00 p.m.

The Prodigals released their 10th album earlier this year. Based in New York City, they’re a staple act on Fridays and Saturdays at Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar – the only all-draft Guiness Bar in the country – and they’ve headlined international venues as well. Their music has been featured in major film and television scores including the 2008 crime drama, Pride and Glory. 

“When we got the opportunity to book The Prodigals, we couldn’t pass it up,” said interim Fair Director Sean Hennessey. “Fairgoers are excited about Irish Punk music. The proof is in the reception that The Dropkick Murphys consistently receive when they come to The Fair. We hope New Yorkers will turn out to see what The Prodigals are all about!”

All concerts in the Chevrolet Music Series are free with Fair admission. Tickets, just $3, are on sale now at the State Fair’s website. All concerts at the Fair are sponsored by Chevrolet. The full schedule is posted at The Fair’s website, on pages dedicated to Chevy Park and Chevy Court concerts.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of the state’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. The 2022 Fair begins Wednesday, August 24, and continues through Monday, September 5.  

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Audiences are encouraged to learn more about the Great New York State Fair online, and follow the fun on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Guests are invited to see photos from the Fair on Flickr and ideas are always welcome. New Yorkers are encouraged to send suggestions via email to