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      Rapper Jake Miller set to headline Midway Music Series at the State Fair

      The State Fair announced more musical performances, laying framework for free entertainment as part of the Midway Music Series.

      Jake Miller, a 20-year-old up-and-coming rapper and singer will headline the Midway Music Series with a performance set for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 31.

      His homemade music videos have generated buzz on You Tube and others have appeared on MTV.

      Miller's single "What I Wouldn't Give" flirted with the Top 50 on the Top 40 charts in March, 2012.

      The Weston, Florida native has opened for nationally known artists Snoop Dogg and Mac Miller, and has shared the stage with Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Asher Roth.

      Also on Miller's musical resume is a New Year's Eve performance at the Orange Drive Miami Beach. Jason Derulo, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo and the Gym Class Heroes were also listed on the line-up.

      Leading up to Miller's performance, fairgoers can look forward to a performance from a local Syracuse band, and two regional tribute bands, that play familiar songs from legendary rockers.

      New Day, billed as a party band, for weddings and corporate events, will get things started at the Midway on the opening night of the Fair, Thursday August 22. They'll take the stage at 7:30 p.m. .

      Dark Hollow, a Grateful Dead tribute band is set to perform Wednesday, August 28 also at 7:30 p.m.

      Living on a Bad Name, a Bon Jovi tribute band, will step up to the stage Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m.

      All performances in the Midway Music Series are free with admission to the Fair.

      The State Fair says we can expect more music announcements in the coming days and weeks.

      There will be 24 performances on Chevy Court, according to Commissioner of the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets.

      The Fair starts August 22 and runs through Labor Day, September 2.