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August Rocks with Great Music, LIVE Concerts at the NYS Fair

Over the Fair’s 18 days, the Chevrolet Music Festival will feature concerts by Sheena Easton, Melisa Etheridge, Blue Oyster Cult, the Starship, Three Dog Night and other famous bands included with that day's $3 admission charge.

581 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13209
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This year’s “Reimagined New York State Fair” takes place Aug. 20 through Sept. 6 and, while concertgoers will also see a change in some aspects of the fair, it is definitely not in the quality and excitement of its entertainment! Over the Fair’s 18 days, the Chevrolet Music Festival will feature some of the most famous bands of our time.


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Consult the https://nysfair.ny.gov/ website for parking & driving directions.

From country to rock to nostalgia, this diverse lineup of talent and entertainment will suit everyone’s musical taste – and the concert of the day is included FREE with that day's general $3 admission to the Fair ! Attendance will be limited and concertgoers will need to pick up a free ticket to enter the concert area, in addition to the $3 admission ticket to the Fair.


Please note: Concert-area tickets will be free of charge and available until the attendance limit is reached, so plan to get there early. Based on current state guidance, concerts are likely to take place on the Chevy Park stage in the New York Experience festival grounds. Food and beverages will be available inside the concert area.

Check out this fantastic lineup of LIVE, FREE acts to rock out to at the Fair in 2021, including the return of rock superstar Melissa Etheridge on August 27 :

Opening Day, Sunday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.

Opening Day, Sunday Aug. 20, 8 p.m.

98 Degrees
Saturday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m

Saturday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m.

Brothers Osborne
Sunday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m.
Bishop Briggs
Monday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

Dire Straits Legacy
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

Russell Dickerson
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.

REO Speedwagon
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

Three Dog Night
Thursday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.

Bell Biv DeVoe
Thursday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

Sister Sledge
Friday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.
Melissa Etheridge
Friday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m.
Vixen and Great White
Saturday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
Noah Cyrus
Sunday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Sunday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m.

Dropkick Murphys
Sunday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m.

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Monday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

The Oak Ridge Boys
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m.
Sheena Easton
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2 p.m.

Blue Oyster Cult
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m.

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, 7 p.m.

Uncle Kracker
Friday, Sept. 3, 2 p.m.
Concerts continue to be added, so click here to check for updates!

Currently, the fair is opening this year with a limited capacity of 50 percent in four outdoor areas across the fairgrounds - food and beverages, amusement rides and games on the Midway, farm animals on display in the agriculture row and concerts on the New York Experience stage. Based on current state guidance, the Fair’s buildings will not be open except for some bathrooms.

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