Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the first six free concerts coming to the Chevy Court stage at the Great New York State Fair this summer.
The six concerts are:
-- Funk and soul masters George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, performing at 8 p.m., on Friday, August 23
-- Classic rock band Styx, performing at 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 25
-- Country superstar Vince Gill, performing at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28
-- Rock band OAR (Of A Revolution), performing at 8 p.m., Saturday, August 31
-- Legendary rock guitarist Dickey Betts, from The Allman Brothers Band, performing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 1
-- The Happy Together Tour of oldies artists The Turtles, Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders) and Gary Lewis, performing at 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 1
The six acts are only part of the final lineup of up to 24 acts that will perform during the twice-daily free shows at Chevy Court.
"The Great New York State Fair is one of the most exciting events each year, offering music, food and activities for families from across the state to enjoy," Governor Cuomo said in a media release. "This yearâ??s entertainment includes free concerts for fans of all music genres, and I encourage New Yorkers to visit and take advantage of these performances. There is no better way to end the summer than right here at the Fair in Central New York."
The State Fair has already announced six of this yearâ??s Grandstand concerts, which include Luke Bryan, Jeff Dunham, Toby Keith, Reba, Carly Rae Jepsen and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Tickets for have already gone on sale for a few of these concerts.
Additionally, rapper and rocker Jake Miller is set to headline the Midway Music Series.
Chevy Court concerts are free with your Fair admission ticket to the Great New York State Fair.
The New York State Fair runs from August 22 â?? September 2, 2013.