Holy Cow, the country acts just keep piling into Central New York. The 2021 New York State Fair just added a fifth country act to the Chevy Court Lineup of free concerts.

Another former FrogFest guest will make his debut at this year’s fair, Jamey Johnson hits the stage Tuesday, August 31 at 7PM.  It will make for two country shows on the same day as the Oak Ridge Boys play at 2PM. LOCASH, the Brother's Osborne, and Russell Dickerson are also on this year's bill. All shows are included with the three dollar admission to the fair.

Now that New York has reached the 70% vaccination mark, attendance at the fair has been raised to 100%.  And with current state guidelines, concerts are likely to take place on the Chevy Park stage in the New York Experience festival grounds. Protocols and guidelines can change, if you plan on attending this year's fair it would be wise to monitor the Fair's website and Social Media Pages for any changes.

More than 50 national touring shows are scheduled, making it the largest free festival of any State Fair in the US. Here's this year's full lineup.

2021 NYS Fair Entertainment

  • LOCASH - Friday, August 20 at 7PM
  • Nas - Friday, August 20 at 8PM
  • 98 Degrees - Saturday, August 21 at 2PM
  • RATT - Saturday, August 21 at 7PM
  • Brother's Osborne - Sunday, August 22 at 8PM
  • Bishop Briggs - Monday, August 23 at 7PM
  • Foreigner - Monday, August 23 at 8PM
  • Dire Straits Legacy - Tuesday, August 24 (time TBD)
  • Train - Tuesday, August 24 at 8PM
  • Russell Dickerson - Wednesday, August 25 (time TBD)
  • REO Speedwagon - Wednesday, August 25 at 8PM
  • Three Dog Night - Thursday, August 26 at 7PM
  • Bell Biv DeVoe - Thursday, August 26 at 8PM
  • Sister Sledge - Friday, August 27 at 2PM
  • Melissa Etheridge - Friday, August 27 at 8PM
  • Great White and Vixen - Saturday, August 28 at 7PM
  • Noah Cyrus - Sunday, August 28 at 2PM
  • Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Sunday, August 28 at 7PM
  • Dropkick Murphy's - Sunday, August 29 at 8PM
  • Oak Ridge Boys - Tuesday, August 31 at 2PM
  • Jamey Johnson - Tuesday, August 31 at 7PM
  • Halestorm - Tuesday, August 31 at 8PM
  • Sheena Easton - Wednesday, September 1 at 2PM
  • Blue Oyster Cult - Wednesday, September 1 (time TBD)
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas - Thursday, September 2 at 7PM
  • Uncle Kracker - Friday, September 3 at 2PM

Four Festivals

  • Food and beverage including some of the Fair's most iconic culinary experiences, such as the Pizze Fritte, sausage sandwiches and wine slushies
  • Daily concerts from national touring performers in the scenic, spacious New York Experience festival grounds
  • Midway amusement rides, games and attractions
  • Farm animals on display to introduce the young and young-at-heart to New York's agriculture.

The New York State Fair will run for 18 days, from August 20 to September 6. Admission is just $3 per person, and children under 12 will be free.

You can visit the New York State Fair website for more information.

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