One of the biggest stars in country music is coming to Central New York to perform a free concert.

Lainey Wilson is kicking off the New York State Fair with a show on opening day as part of the Chevy Music Series.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Lainey Wilson join us on Opening Day of the 2023 Great New York State Fair. We were really fortunate to be able to book her when we did,” said Sean Hennessey, Interim Fair Director.

Lainey has been one of our most requested artists to perform at the fair on social media. It's no surprise considering she was the most awarded and most nominated female artist at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and CMT Country Music Awards this spring.

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Free Concert With Fair Admission

Wilson’s performance on Wednesday, August 23 is included with Fair admission. Tickets are expected to go on sale early in July for $6. Anyone 65 years and older or 12 years and younger are free.

In total, the Chevrolet Music Series will feature 48 acts performing at Chevy Court and Suburban Park. With the Lainey Wilson announcement, The Fair is now two-thirds of the way through announcing its musical line-up.

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Free Suburban Park Concerts

Wednesday, August 23: Steven Page @ 2 PM
Wednesday, August 23: Lainey Wilson @ 8 PM
Thursday, August 24: Theory of a Deadman @ 8 PM
Friday, August 25: Rebecca Black @ 2 PM
Friday, August 25: GAYLE @ 8 PM
Saturday, August 26: George Thorogood and the Destroyers @ 8 PM
Monday, August 28: REO Speedwagon @ 8 PM
Tuesday, August 29: Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line @ 8 PM
Wednesday, August 30: Anne Wilson @ 8 PM
Thursday, August 31: Ludacris @ 8 PM
Saturday, September, 2: Quinn XCII @ 8 PM
Sunday, September 3: Yung Gravy featuring bbno$ @ 8 PM

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Free Chevy Court Concerts

Wednesday, August, 23: Chubby Checker @ 1 PM
Thursday, August, 24: Quiet Riot @ 6 PM
Friday, August 25: Mary Lambert @ 1 PM
Friday, August 25: Doechii @ 6 PM
Saturday, August 26: Peppa Pig Live! Peppa’s Pig Adventure @ 1 PM
Saturday, August 26: Julio Iglesias Jr. @ 6 PM
Sunday, August 27: The Prodigals @ 1 PM
Sunday, August 27: Matt Stell @ 6 PM
Monday, August, 28: Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone @ 1 PM
Monday, August, 28: Anne Wilson @ 6 PM
Tuesday, August, 29: Tommy James and the Shondells @ 1 PM
Tuesday, August 29: Bret Michaels’ Parti Gras @ 6 PM
Wednesday, August 30: Danielle Ponder @ 1 PM
Wednesday, August 30: Chapel Hart @ 6 PM
Thursday, August 31: Avalanche - 10th Mountain Division Army Band @ 1 PM
Thursday, August 31: Lee Greenwood @ 6 PM
Friday, September 1: The Fray @ 6 PM
Saturday, September 2: JAMS Funk Fest Featuring: Brick @ 6:45 PM & Dazz Band @ 8:15 PM
Sunday, September 3: Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza @ 1 PM
Monday, September 4: The High Kings @ 12 PM

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New York State Fair

The 2023 New York State Fair runs from Wednesday, August 23, through Monday, September 4. All concerts at Chevy Park and Chevy Court are free with your $6 fair admission.

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