Update: According to the Fair, the free concert by Lainey Wilson set a Fair concert attendance record. 53,200 people were at the concert at Suburban Park.
This helped the opening day attendance to the Fair swell to 71,701 people.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The New York State Fair has booked country star, Lainey Wilson, as their opening day concert.
Think you don’t recognize her? She is known for her songs “Heart Like a Truck,” “Things a Man Oughta Know,” “Watermelon Moonshine” and more.
Wilson has been one of the highest requested acts for the fair, according to NYS Fair social media. Sean Hennesey, the Interim Fair Director, says he hopes the NYS Fair’s social media followers will be extra excited over this announcement.
You will be able to hear her live at Suburban Park Stage at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23.
The New York State Fair’s Press Office says in May, she brought home four ACM Awards: Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Bell Bottom Country, and Music Event of the Year and Visual Media of the Year for “wait in the truck.” Meanwhile, at April’s CMT Music Awards, Lainey took home awards for Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year.
Like all acts who appear as part of the Chevrolet Music Series, Lainey Wilson’s performance is included with Fair admission. Admission tickets – expected to go on sale early in July – is $6 for adults, and free for those who are 65 years and older and 12 years and younger.
The fair is now two thirds of the way through the announcement of their acts, as they plan to have 48 acts.
|Wednesday, August 23||1:00 p.m.||Chubby Checker|
|Wednesday, August 23||6:00 p.m.||Salt-N-Pepa|
|Thursday, August 24||1:00 p.m.||Alex Miller|
|Thursday, August 24||6:00 p.m.||Quiet Riot|
|Friday, August 25||1:00 p.m.||Mary Lambert|
|Friday, August 25||6:00 p.m.||Doechii|
|Saturday, August 26||1:00 p.m.||Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure|
|Saturday, August 26||6:00 p.m.||Julio Iglesias Jr.|
|Sunday, August 27||1:00 p.m.||The Prodigals|
|Sunday, August 27||6:00 p.m.||Matt Stell|
|Monday, August 28||1:00 p.m.||Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone|
|Monday, August 28||6:00 p.m.||Anne Wilson|
|Tuesday, August 29||1:00 p.m.||Tommy James and the Shondells|
|Tuesday, August 29||6:00 p.m.||Bret Michaels’ Parti Gras|
|Wednesday, August 30||1:00 p.m.||“Seven Wonders” – Fleetwood Mac tribute band|
|Wednesday, August 30||6:00 p.m.||Chapel Hart|
|Thursday, August 31||1:00 p.m.||Avalanche|
|Thursday, August 31||6:00 p.m.||Lee Greenwood|
|Friday, September 1||1:00 p.m.||Crash Adams|
|Friday, September 1||6:00 p.m.||The Fray|
|Saturday, September 2||12 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.||JAMS Funk Fest Featuring: Brick (6:45 p.m.) & Dazz Band (8:15 p.m.)|
|Sunday, September 3||1:00 p.m.||Elvie Shane|
|Sunday, September 3||6:00 p.m.||Joywave|
|Monday, September 4||12:00 p.m.||The High Kings|
|Monday, September 4||4:00 p.m.||Foghat|
|Wednesday, August 23||2:00 p.m.||Steven Page|
|Wednesday, August 23||8:00 p.m.||Lainey Wilson|
|Thursday, August 24||2:00 p.m.||Tonic|
|Thursday, August 24||8:00 p.m.||Theory of a Deadman|
|Friday, August 25||2:00 p.m.||Rebecca Black|
|Friday, August 25||8:00 p.m.||GAYLE|
|Saturday, August 26||2:00 p.m.||Slick Rick|
|Saturday, August 26||8:00 p.m.||George Thorogood and the Destroyers|
|Sunday, August 27||2:00 p.m.||Boys World|
|Sunday, August 27||8:00 p.m.||Bell Biv Devoe|
|Monday, August 28||8:00 p.m.||REO Speedwagon|
|Tuesday, August 29||8:00 p.m.||Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line|
|Wednesday, August 30||8:00 p.m.||Ann Wilson of Heart|
|Thursday, August 31||8:00 p.m.||Ludacris|
|Friday, September 1||2:00 p.m.||Danielle Bradbery|
|Friday, September 1||8:00 p.m.||J.I.D|
|Saturday, September 2||2:00 p.m.||Claire Rosinkranz|
|Saturday, September 2||8:00 p.m.||Quinn XCII|
|Sunday, September 3||2:00 p.m.||Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza|
|Sunday, September 3||8:00 p.m.||Yung Gravy and bbno$|
|Monday, September 4||1:00 p.m.||Hairball|
|Monday, September 4||6:00 p.m.||Skid Row|