Jackyl to headline new “Biker Appreciation Day” at the 2019 Great New York State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Hard-rockin’ outfit Jackyl returns to the Great New York State Fair, this time to blow the roof off the Experience Stage to bring the Fair’s new Biker Appreciation Day to a close. Jackyl performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 24. All shows as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage are free with admission. The new Biker Bash day features $1 admission for fairgoers who arrive on motorcycles and show a valid motorcycle license at the gate, with free parking for motorcycles in the Fair’s Gray Lot.

“We had a great time having the band here last year, which is when we got the idea of a day of music and fun for fairgoers who love their motorcycles. They’re perfect for this and I know it’s going to be a great day,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.

Jackyl is the third national touring act announced for the Experience Stage in the New York Experience festival area, joining:

  • Grand Funk Railroad, 7 p.m., August 21

  • Rick Springfield, 7 p.m., August 31

Shows on the Experience Stage complement the diverse lineup at Chevy Court, which includes:

  • Bad Company, 8 p.m., August 21

  • Lindsey Stirling, 8 p.m., August 23

  • Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m., August 25

  • Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, 2 p.m., August 26

  • Midland, 8 p.m., August 26

  • Why Don’t We, 2 p.m., August 29

  • Granger Smith, 8 p.m., August 30

  • Lovelytheband, 1 p.m., September 2

Over the Fair’s 13 days, the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and at the New York Experience Stage will feature more than two dozen national touring group performances in diverse genres. Chevrolet sponsors the performances on both stages.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of Governor Cuomo’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. Fair attendance is up more than 40% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.27 million people attending the Fair in 2018. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, on Snapchat at nysfair and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.


About Jackyl

It’s an incredible accomplishment when a rock band has been successful enough to reach the 25-year mark since the release of their first album. In 2017, rowdy southern rockers Jackyl accomplished this feat, and celebrated with an appropriately-titled compilation, ’25,’ on Mighty Loud Records.

The 18-track set (which can be ordered via the band’s official site, jackyl.com) features such Jackyl radio hits as “Down on Me,” “The Lumberjack,” “Push Comes to Shove,” and “Favorite Sin,” as well as two previously unreleased tracks – a live rendition of “Redneck Punk,” as well as a cover of Black Oak Arkansas’ “Hot and Nasty.”

“At the time we first hit the scene, we were told by quite a few interviewers and fans that we sounded like a cross between Black Oak Arkansas and AC/DC,” explains Jackyl. “While we was very familiar with AC/DC, we were not with BOA. We went back and listened, and were blown away – so much so, that we recorded a cover of one of their most kick ass tunes, ‘Hot and Nasty,’ which is now finally getting its release on this comp.”

First bursting upon the scene with their self-titled, platinum-certified debut album in 1992, Jackyl has made a name for themselves as a killer live band that delivers night after night, and has continued to offer up good old fashioned blues boogie over the years, as evidenced on such subsequent albums as 1994’s gold-certified ‘Push Comes to Shove,’ all the way to their most recent release, 2016’s ‘ROWYCO.’

“It’s not about coming to see a Jackyl show. It’s about coming to be a part of it,” Says Jesse Dupree. “Every show becomes a family reunion.”