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State Fair concerts: Country stars highlight Grandstand announcements

Some of country music's premier acts will be headliners at the New York State Fair this year. The Fair announced many of its Grandstand acts on Wednesday – and the lineup includes some of country music’s top stars.<br /><img src="http://www.9wsyr.com/images/common/camera.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.9wsyr.com/Photo.aspx?slideshow=fa7196fd-7b38-407f-be14-8de9bd107ee7" target="_blank">Photos: Grandstand performers</a>
Photos: Grandstand performers

Geddes (WSYR-TV) – Some of country music’s premier acts will be headliners at the New York State Fair this year.

The Fair announced many of its Grandstand acts on Wednesday – and the lineup includes some of country music's top stars.

The top act released by the Fair is the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan.

The Fair also announced that country stars Toby Keith and Reba will perform this year, and legendary Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform with Hinder.

In addition, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will perform with Hot Chelle Rae. Comedian Jeff Dunham is also on the Grandstand schedule.

Tickets will be available at the State Fair Box Office or through etix.com.

More Grandstand shows will be announced on later dates.

>> Concert dates and ticket information

Toby Keith
Friday, Aug. 23
Tickets: $45/$55/$65
On sale beginning at 9 a.m. Sat., May 25

Carly Rae Jepsen with Hot Chelle Rae
Saturday, Aug. 24
Tickets: $25/$35/$45
On sale beginning at 9 a.m. Sat., May 11

Reba with Caroline Kole
Sunday, Aug. 25
Tickets: $35/$45/$55
On sale beginning at 9 a.m. Sat., May 11

Lynyrd Skynyrd with Hinder
Monday, Aug. 26
Tickets: $25/$35/$45
On sale beginning at 9 a.m., Fri., May 31

Jeff Dunham
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Tickets: $25/$35/$45
On sale beginning at 9 a.m. Fri., May 17

Luke Bryan with Thompson Square
Thursday, Aug. 29
Tickets: $50/$60/$70
On sale beginning at 9 a.m. Sat., June 1

>> Additional ticket details from the State Fair

Tickets are the same price, regardless of whether they are bought online at Etix.com or at the box office -- a $3.75 service fee will be added to each ticket. Additional fees will apply if tickets are purchased with a credit card. Most major credit cards will be accepted. Your advance-sale concert ticket includes admission to the Fair.

Sales will be limited to eight tickets per show, per customer for the first day of ticket sales. The only exception is Luke Bryan’s concert, where the per customer limit is six.

No one will be allowed to line up to buy tickets at the Fairgrounds before 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 and no overnight parking will be allowed. Parking will be available beginning at 5:30 a.m. in the Brown Lot off of State Fair Boulevard. Arrangements for future ticket sale dates will be announced ahead of those sale dates.

Tickets for people with special needs – including those who are hearing impaired, use a wheelchair or have difficulty climbing stairs – and one companion will go on sale at the same time as general seating tickets. Parking for people with disabilities who have either the proper license plate or hanging tag will be available by coming to Gate 2.
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