Nas to play opening night of the New York State Fair

New York State Fair

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Great New York State Fair is a little under three months away and the musical lineup just got a jolt of star power. 

Nas has been named as the opening night headliner at the Chevy Park Stage. 

The 2021 Grammy award winner rapper has been on the scene since 1994 and is widely considered one of the greatest rappers of all-time. 

This is the first time Nas has graced the Chevy Court stage since his 2015 show which drew more than 30,000 fans, which was the 8th largest concert audience in Fair history. 

Tickets to all concerts are free with $3 Fair admission. 

Below is the lineup for 2021 NYS Fair concerts: 

Fri. 8/20 – Nas 8 p.m.

Sat. 8/21 – RATT 7 p.m. 

Sun. 8/22 – Brothers Osborne 

Wed. 8/25 – REO Speedwagon 8 p.m.

Thurs. 8/26 – Three Dog Night TBD

Fri. 8/27 – 2pm Sister Sledge 2 p.m.

Fri. 8/27 – Melissa Etheridge 8 p.m.

Sat. 8/28 – Great White and Vixen 7 p.m.

Sun. 8/29 – Dropkick Murphys 8 p.m. 

Tues. 8/31 – The Oak Ridge Boys 2 p.m. 

Tues. 8/31 – Halestorm 8 p.m.

Wed. 9/1 – Sheena Easton 2 p.m.

Wed. 9/1 – Blue Oyster Cult TBD

Thurs. 9/2 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas 

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