Welcome to our daily New York State Fair concert guide! We will be posting a list of performers and times for the NYS 2021 fair each day on syracuse.com.
The Chevy Park stage, where this year’s biggest concerts will take place, is located in the New York Experience zone at the western end of the fairground near Midway. Chevy Court will generally host small gigs during the Fair, a change from previous Covid-based plans to host all gigs on the Chevy Park stage (formerly known as the New York Experience stage).
No tickets are required for concerts. All NYS Fair shows are free with admission to the fair, which is $ 3 this year; entry is also free for anyone 65 and over or for children under 12 every day.
Here’s what to expect on Sunday, August 22:
The Barndogs – 2 p.m. at Chevy Park
This CNY-based classic rock band features Andy Comstock, Mark Westers, John Kapusniak, and Pete Szymanski.
Osborne Brothers – 8 p.m. at Chevy Park
John and TJ Osborne are a Grammy-nominated country music duo behind the hits “Stay a Little Longer” and “It Ain’t My Fault”.
IGNiTE – 2 p.m. at Chevy Court
The reggae group from upstate New York performs mixes of roots, sweetheart rock and dancehall.
All that’s left – 7 p.m. at Chevy Court
The heavy metal band released nine albums, with songs like “Two Weeks”, “The Last Time” and “What If I Was Nothing”.
Cinq à Vie – 12h at the Pan-African Village
Big Brother the Wolf – 2 p.m. at the Pan-African Village
MC Ron G & Roc City Heroes – 4 p.m. at the Panafrican Village
Marissa Janae – 6 p.m. at the Pan-African Village
Other musical artists on display at the fairground include Bandaloni The One Man Band (starting August 25 along Restaurant Row) and The Strolling Piano. The Indian village will also offer traditional Native American dances every day at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
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Covid-19 Directives: There are currently no restrictions for concerts; masks are not required and no proof of vaccination is required to enter the fair. Masks are mandatory indoors in all NYS Fair buildings, according to Onondaga County Director Ryan McMahon, but Chevy Park and Chevy Court are outdoor locations. (That being said, Onondaga County is currently experiencing a “high” rate of Covid transmission and you may still want a face covering for the busier concerts where social distancing is not possible.)
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Concert regulations: The NYS Fair website describes its policy for events at Chevy Park or Chevy Court.
- Smoking / vaping is prohibited in the grassy areas of Chevy Park or Chevy Court.
- Do not stand on benches or tables.
- Do not sit on the shoulders of another.
- The aisles must be clear of people, strollers, wheelchairs, scooters, etc.
- Seats may not be “saved” for others. In case of personal necessity, one person can occupy up to 2 additional seats for a limited time.
- Personal items left unattended, such as blankets, clothing, coolers, bags, etc. intended to save seats will be collected and held for return to the Fairgoer.
- Wheelchairs and reduced mobility seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Each wheelchair and seat with reduced mobility is entitled to 2 accompanying seats. Companions seated in the wheelchair section must remain seated.
- Visually impaired and hearing impaired seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Each visually impaired and hearing impaired customer is entitled to 1 accompanying seat. Companions seated in the visually impaired and hearing impaired section must remain seated.
- No professional cameras or professional recording devices are allowed.
- No umbrellas during the show.
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FULL CALENDAR OF THE CONCERT AT THE NYS 2021 FAIR:
The 2021 NYS Fair Chevy Park concert lineup
- The Barndogs – Sunday, August 22 at 2 p.m.
- Osborne Brothers – Sunday, August 22 at 8 p.m.
- Isreal Hagan & Stroke – Monday August 23 at 2 p.m.
- Abroad – Monday August 23 at 8 p.m.
- Le Jess Novak – Tuesday August 24 at 2 p.m.
- Train – Tuesday August 24 at 8 p.m.
- Jameson Rodgers – Wednesday, August 25 at 2 p.m.
- REO Speedwagon – Wednesday, August 25 at 8 p.m.
- Dangerous type – Thursday, August 26 at 2 p.m.
- Bell Biv DeVoe – Thursday August 26 at 8 p.m.
- Scorey – Friday, August 27, at 2 p.m.
- Melissa Etheridge – Friday, August 27, at 8 p.m.
- Waydown Wailers – Saturday August 28 at 2 p.m.
- The Beach Boys – Saturday, August 28 at 8 p.m.
- Noah Cyrus – Sunday August 29 at 2 p.m.
- Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Sunday, August 29 at 7 p.m.
- Alex Miller – Monday August 30 at 2 p.m.
- Justin Moore – Monday, August 30 at 8 p.m.
- Cory Marks – Tuesday, August 31 at 2 p.m.
- Halestorm – Tuesday, August 31 at 8 p.m.
- Sydney Irving & The Mojo – Wednesday, September 1 at 2 p.m.
- Nelly – Wednesday September 1 at 8 p.m.
- Brownskin Band – Thursday, September 2 at 8 p.m.
- Third Blind Eye – Thursday, September 2 at 8 p.m.
- Dark Hollow – Friday September 3 at 2 p.m.
- AJR – Friday September 3 at 8 p.m.
- Cold War Kids – Saturday September 4 at 2 p.m.
- YG – Saturday September 4 at 8 p.m.
- Jesse McCartney – Sunday, September 5 at 2 p.m.
- Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow – Sunday, September 5 at 8 p.m.
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Monday, September 6 at 1 p.m.
- Cheap tip – Monday September 6 at 6 p.m.
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The 2021 NYS Fair Chevy Court concert lineup
- Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra – Monday August 23 at 2 p.m.
- Bishop Briggs – Monday August 23 at 7 p.m.
- The Spinners – Tuesday, August 24 at 2 p.m.
- Jackyl – Tuesday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
- The Carolyn Kelly Blues Band – Wednesday, August 25 at 2 p.m.
- Russell Dickerson – Wednesday, August 25 at 7 p.m.
- Bad Mama’s Blues Band – Thursday August 26 at 2 p.m.
- Three Dog Night – Thursday August 26 at 7 p.m.
- Tionesta – Friday August 27 at 2 p.m.
- CNCO – Friday August 27 at 7 p.m.
- Stephen Phillips – Saturday, August 28 at 2 p.m.
- Vixen and Great White – Saturday August 28 at 7 p.m.
- Harmonic Dirt – Sunday August 29 at 2 p.m.
- Dropkick Murphys – Sunday, August 29 at 8 p.m.
- Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone – Monday August 30 at 2 p.m.
- grandson – Monday August 30 at 7 p.m.
- The Oak Ridge Boys – Tuesday, August 31 at 2 p.m.
- Jamey Johnson – Tuesday, August 31 at 7 p.m.
- Sheena Easton – Wednesday, September 1 at 2 p.m.
- Blue Oyster Cult – Wednesday, September 1 at 7 p.m.
- BeatleCUSE— Thursday September 2 at 2 p.m.
- Starship with Mickey Thomas – Thursday, September 2 at 7 p.m.
- Uncle Kracker – Friday September 3 at 2 p.m.
- Blues Traveler – Friday, September 3 at 7 p.m.
- Syracuse JAMS FunkFest – Saturday September 4 at 2 p.m.
- Stone City Band & Mary Jane Girls – Saturday, September 4 at 7 p.m.
- The Mavericks En Español – Sunday, September 5 at 2 p.m. (show in Spanish only)
- The Mavericks – Sunday, September 5 at 7 p.m.
- The Ripcords – Monday September 6 at 12 p.m.
- Resurrection: A Journey Tribute – Monday, September 6 at 4 p.m.
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