Welcome to our daily New York State Fair concert guide! We’ll be publishing a list of music performers and showtimes every day of the 2023 NYS Fair on syracuse.com.
There are two main stages: Suburban Park (formerly known as Chevy Park) and Chevy Court. Suburban Park will host the Fair’s largest concerts in the New York Experience area on the west end near Gate 10, in the back of the Midway and past the Expo Center. Chevy Court is located near Gate 1, next to the Center of Progress Building and by the Dairy Products Building. Both have limited seating available.
No tickets are required for concerts. All are free with admission to the Fair, which is $6 — and free for seniors 65 and older and kids 12 and under. Friday is Native American Day; all members of Native American tribes receive free admission.
Here’s what to expect on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023 (Day 10):
Crash Adams – 1 p.m. at Chevy Court
The pop duo from Toronto is known for effervescent songs like “Give Me a Kiss,” “Destination,” and “Caroline.”
Danielle Bradbery – 2 p.m. at Suburban Park
The country singer first rose to fame as the winner of “The Voice” season 4 in 2013, when she was just 16 years old. The Texas native’s hits include “Stop Draggin’ Your Boots,” “Never Have I Ever,” “Break My Heart Again,” and “A Special Place,” plus collaborations with Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Nick Jonas, Diplo and Parker McCollum.
The Fray – 6 p.m. at Chevy Court
The rock band formed in 2002 and quickly became one of the biggest artists of the decade with hits like “How to Save a Life,” “You Found Me” and “Over My Head (Cable Car).”
JID – 8 p.m. at Suburban Park
JID (also stylized as J.I.D.) is an Atlanta rapper known for songs like “Surround Sound” (feat. 21 Savage), “Danger (Spider)” (with Offset), “Never,” “151 Rum,” and “Off Deez” (with J. Cole), plus the hit Imagine Dragons collaboration “Enemy.” Discovered by J. Cole and signed to Dreamville Records, he’s also a member of hip-hop collectives Spillage Village and Zoink Gang, and has collaborated with big names like Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, 2 Chainz, Khalid, T.I. and Offset.
Note: A large crowd is expected for JID and for Friday night’s sold-out Noah Kahan concert at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview. A traffic and parking advisory has been issued; concertgoers are encouraged to plan early and be prepared for delays.
- Dan Duggan on the Hammered Dulcimer – 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. at Daniel Parrish Witter Agricultural Museum
- Singer-songwriter Mira Grimm – 12 p.m. at Empire Theater
- Singer-songwriter Megan Hook – 1 p.m. at Empire Theater
- Bells & Motley – John Bromka – 1, 4 & 7 p.m. at Grange Building
- Tammi Sue – Broadway Musical – 2 p.m. at Empire Theater
- Sam Vecchio – 2 p.m. at The Shamrock at The Fair
- Frank & Esce acoustic – 2:3 0 p.m. at Suds Courtside Grill
- Singer-songwriter Papa Muse – 4 p.m. at Empire Theater
- Westrockent – 4 p.m. at Latino Village
- Womba African Drumming and Dance – 5 p.m. at Pan-African Village
- Miki Zip – 6 p.m. at The Shamrock at the Fair
- Papi Kaiser – 6 p.m. at Latino Village
- Dirt Road Ruckus Duo – 7 p.m. at Bosco’s
- 13 Curves – 7:30 p.m. at The West End II
- Scars N’ Stripes Band – 7:30 p.m. at Suds Courtside Grill
- Liza & Willie – 8 p.m. at Latino Village
Other performers on the fairgrounds include Bandaloni the One Man Band, Lady Houdini, Groovy” Guy Collins, Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy, racing pigs, a giant robot, and more. Additional fun includes a dinosaur exhibit and dancing demonstrations in Indian Village.
See full daily entertainment schedules here.
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Concert rules: The NYS Fair website outlines its policy for events at Suburban Park or Chevy Court.
- Smoking/vaping is not permitted within the grassy areas of Chevy Court or Suburban Park.
- No standing on benches or tables.
- No sitting on shoulders of another.
- Aisles must be kept clear of people, strollers, wheelchairs, scooters, etc.
- Seats may not be “saved” for others. In the event of personal necessity, an individual may hold up to 2 additional seats for a limited time.
- Unattended personal items, such as blankets, clothing, coolers, bags, etc., that are intended to save seats will be collected and held for return to the Fairgoer.
- Wheelchair and limited-mobility seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each wheelchair and limited-mobility seat is allowed 2 companion seats. Companions seated in the wheelchair section must remain seated.
- Vision and Hearing Impaired seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each Vision and Hearing Impaired patron is allowed 1 companion seat. Companions seated in the Vision and Hearing Impaired section must remain seated.
- No professional cameras or professional recording devices allowed.
- No umbrellas while the show is underway.
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2023 NYS FAIR CONCERT SCHEDULE
- Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. – Crash Adams at Chevy Court
- Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. – Danielle Bradbery at Suburban Park
- Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. – The Fray at Chevy Court
- Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. – JID at Suburban Park
- Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. – Claire Rosinkranz at Suburban Park
- Sept. 2 all day – JAMS’ Funk Fest 2K23 at Chevy Court (feat. Brick at 6:45 p.m. and Dazz Band at 8:15 p.m.)
- Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. – Quinn XCII at Suburban Park
- Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. – Elvie Shane at Chevy Court (note: show has moved from Suburban Park)
- Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. – Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza at Suburban Park (note: show has moved from Chevy Court)
- Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. – Joywave at Chevy Court
- Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. – Yung Gravy and bbno$ at Suburban Park
- Sept. 4 at 12 p.m. – The High Kings at Chevy Court
- Sept. 4 at. 1 p.m. – Hairball at Suburban Park
- Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. – Foghat at Chevy Court
- Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. – Skid Row at Suburban Park
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