If you've ever been to a concert at the Grandstand, you know what the seating arrangement looks like. For the Brad Paisley concert, the seating will be just a little bit different. The Governor has announced that country giant Brad Paisley will be coming to the Great New York State Fair Grandstand on August 21st!

According to Governor Cuomo,

Every year the Great New York State Fair brings nearly one million visitors to the Syracuse area, providing a tremendous boost in tourism and economic activity for upstate New York. Brad Paisley is the latest edition to this year’s lineup as the State Fair continues to deliver on its promise of providing top-quality entertainment. I encourage New Yorkers and visitors alike to make to time to enjoy the best in entertainment and agriculture at the 2014 Great New York State Fair this summer.

The last time that Brad Paisley was at Fair was in 2000 for a free show at Chevy Court. Paisley will be at The Grandstand and opening for him is Randy Houser and Charlie Worsham. The grandstand viewing area will be different for this concert. According to the NY State Fair website, "There will be two standing-only areas created between the stage and a semicircle-shaped thrust that is special for this concert only."

For those of you who don't know what a thrust stage is, I will tell you. Basically it's an extension of the main stage that juts out into the audience. It really makes the fan experience that much more enjoyable.

Tickets will be available March 29th with prices ranging from $45-$65. The special standing area tickets however, will be priced at $85. You can get those tickets by going to the etix website.