The New York State Fair is known for many things! Food, fun and concerts to name a few! Steve Miller Band! ZZ Top! Chicago and Reo Speedwagon are just some of the artists that have played to huge crowds at the fair in the past. Today's announcement adds an artist that has a chance at drawing the biggest crowd ever!

This band has 4 #1 hit singles and they have sold millions and millions of albums since they formed in the late 70's. Oh, and the original singer is from Upstate New York!

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Just announced, as part of the Chevy Park Concert Series at the New York State Fair, Foreigner return to Syracuse on Sunday August 28th at 8pm. The band played the fair last summer but this year their performance will have a unique local presence to it.

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According to the New York State Fair press release, Foreigner and the Fair are conducting a search for a local junior high, high school or college chorus to perform a 10-minute a cappella set about 30 minutes before Foreigner’s concert. Follow this LINK to enter your school of choice.

The New York State Fair is scheduled to be open from Wednesday August 24th through Monday September 5th. Foreigner are the latest announcement with more expected soon. This is the current Summer schedule:

  • Wednesday August 24 - Jimmie Allen - Chevy Court Stage at 6pm
  • Thursday August 25 - The Art of Rap featuring Ice T. - Chevy Park Stage at 8pm
  • Sunday August 28 - Foreigner - Chevy Park Stage at 8pm
  • Monday August 29 - Boys II Men - Chevy Park Stage at 8pm
  • Wednesday August 31 - Nelly - Chevy Park Stage at 8pm
  • Friday September 2 - Gin Blossoms - Chevy Court Stage at 6pm
  • Friday September 2 - 24KGoldn - Chevy Park Stage at 8pm
  • Saturday September 3 - Dropkick Murphys - Chevy Park Stage at 8pm
  • Monday September 5 - Night Ranger - Chevy Court Stage at 4pm

As with 2021, all of these concerts are free to Fairgoers with your Fair admission! Once your show comes around, seating areas in Chevy Court are limited to first come – first seated. Keep checking back for updates!

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