Jimmie Allen to perform Aug. 24 at NYS Fair in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, NY —  When Jimmie Allen performed at the Great New York State Fair in 2019, he was hailed as a star on the rise. Now, currently GRAMMY Award-nominated for Best New Artist and NAACP Image Award-nominated for Outstanding New Artist after being named the Academy of Country Music’s New Male Artist of the Year and the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year in 2021, it’s clear Jimmie Allen’s star has risen and shows no sign of slowing down. Allen takes the Chevy Court stage at 6 p.m. opening day, Wednesday, August 24. All concerts in the Chevrolet Music Series are free with Fair admission. Concerts at the Fair are sponsored by Chevrolet.”  

Fair Director Troy Waffner said, “We’re excited to be able to bring Jimmie Allen back to the Fair. His first show here was terrific and this show will be one for country fans everywhere to remember. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the 2022 Fair and our diverse lineup of great shows.” 

Chevrolet Music Festival concerts announced to date include: 

·         The Art of Rap featuring Ice-T, 8 p.m. August 25, Chevy Park stage 

·         Boyz II Men, 8 p.m. August 29, Chevy Park stage 

·         Nelly, 8 p.m. August 31, Chevy Park stage 

·         24KGoldn, 8 p.m. September 2, Chevy Park stage 

·         Night Ranger, 1 p.m. September 5, Chevy Park stage 

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of the state’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. The 2022 Fair runs from August 24 to September 5. 

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Find the Great New York State Fair on its website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair to statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.