This surprise concert had fans 'Dancin' in the (City)', getting even more excited for his solo NYS Fair debut.

There's nothing more surprising than seeing one of your favorite artists performing in your normal stomping grounds. That's what happened Monday night in Syracuse.

Tyler Hubbard, formerly of Florida Georgia Line, hosted a pop-up acoustic concert at Orange Crate Brew Pub on Syracuse University Hill. Fans and passerby's were able to singalong to several songs from his latest solo album, like "5 Foot 9" and "Dancin' in the Country".

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This served as the perfect "pre-show" for his solo New York State Fair debut. He's set to take the Suburban Park stage tonight at 8:00pm, just eight months following the solo career.

Custom Taylor Band posted on Facebook, showing the country artist singing for fans with a backwards-turned ballcap.

Great show! Country Boys just love to do what we do!!! Thanks Tyler.

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Hubbard is well known for being one-half of Florida Georgia Line, an iconic duo that took the Country Music world by storm in 2011. He and his former bandmate Brian Kelly came out with Grammy-award winning hits like "Cruise", "Round Here", "H.O.L.Y." and so many more.

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The last time Hubbard played at the New York State Fairgrounds was with FGL at Chevy Court in 2013. A show that drew around 31,500 fans and became one of the biggest shows in NYS Fair history.

Free Suburban Park Concerts

There are 48 shows throughout the 13 days of the New York State Fair at Suburban Park and Chevy Court, all free with your fair admission.

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Tuesday, August 29: Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line @ 8 PM
Wednesday, August 30: Anne Wilson @ 8 PM
Thursday, August 31: Ludacris @ 8 PM
Friday, September 1: Danielle Bradbery @ 2 PM
Friday, September 1: J.I.D @ 8 PM
Saturday, September 2: Claire Rosinkranz @ 2 PM
Saturday, September, 2: Quinn XCII @ 8 PM
Sunday, September 3: Elvie Shane @ 2 PM
Sunday, September 3: Yung Gravy featuring bbno$ @ 8 PM
Monday, September 4: Skid Row @ 6 PM

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Free Chevy Court Concerts

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: Crash Adams @ 1 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
Sunday, September 3: Joywave @ 6 PM
Monday, September 4: The High Kings @ 12 PM
Monday, Septmber 4: Foghat @ 4 PM

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Lainey Wilson Shatters Record at New York State Fair

Before last night, when we last saw country star Lainey Wilson in Upstate New York, she was an "opener" on the Morgan Wallen show last July at SPAC. Wilson had a few big hits under her cowgirl belt at the time, but she was nowhere near the superstar she is just one year later.

While on tour with MW last summer, she wasn't even the "main" opening act, that spot was reserved for Hardy.
Needless to say, since then her rise has been meteoric.

With a starring role on the hit TV show Yellowstone, smash hits "Wait in the Truck" with Hardy, and "Heart Like a Truck", TV commercials, viral TikToks, and a new album, it's no wonder the breakout artist of 2022 is slaying it 2023!

On Wednesday, the bell bottom-wearin', country song beltin' superstar smashed the attendance record at the Great New York State Fair, Lainey Wilson drew 53,200 people, shattering the attendance record for a state fair concert. The previous high was 43,000 set by Nelly at last year's fair.

Ahead of Thursday night's show with Eric Church at SPAC, our fantastic resident photographer Claude Sawyer snapped these images of Wilson during her record-setting performance in Syracuse. Enjoy!

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