Vince Neil to rock NYS Fair Aug. 29

SYRACUSE, NY — Chevy Court will rock to the greatest hits of superband Mötley Crüe as lead singer Vince Neil brings his solo tour to the Chevrolet Music Festival at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 29, during the 2019 Great New York State Fair.  All performances at Chevy Court are free with Fair admission. That day is a Three Dollar Thursday, which features $3 admission.

“Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe is a legendary talent and a great showman. This is a show for fans of the band but also for new and old fans of some of the greatest rock and roll ever recorded. We’re pleased to have him here and know that his fans are going to pack Chevy Court,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.

Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, performing all the Mötley Crüe hits, joins a diverse and growing roster of top national perfomers that 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

  • Theory of a Deadman, 8 p.m., August 31

  • Lovelytheband, 1 p.m., September 2

In addition, several national acts will perform on the Experience Stage in the New York Experience festival area on the western end of the grounds, including:

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

  • Jackyl, 7 p.m., August 24

  • Pop Evil, 7 p.m., August 25

  • 38 Special, 7 p.m., August 27

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

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


Vince Neil Biography, provided by the artist

Vince Neil, the legendary frontman of Mötley Crüe, is an international superstar, accomplished businessman and heartfelt philanthropist. His unmistakable voice leads some of the greatest rock songs of a generation including “Wild Side,” “Shout at the Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Same Ol’ Situation,” and many others.

Raised on the tough streets of Compton, California, Vince Neil fell in love with music as a child, developing a broad vocabulary that ranged from classic Motown to Hard Rock. As a teenager, he began performing with local bands and soon discovered both a passion for the stage and a natural talent as a singer and performer. He fronted the popular band Rock Candy before reuniting with high school buddy Tommy Lee in 1981, establishing his spot in rock and roll history with the formation of Mötley Crüe.

Mötley Crüe’s epic 34‐year run included countless multi‐platinum releases, more than 22 hit singles, 100 million albums sold and dozens of global tours with sold out arenas, inclusive of some of the largest venues in the world. The band completed “The Final Tour” on New Year’s Eve 2015, closing the book that told the story of their iconic career. Despite the Mötley Crüe departure from the rock world, however, Vince Neil shows no sign of slowing down, continuing to carry on with the unending “The Legacy Continues Tour.”

Neil remains primarily occupied answering the call to his immense following with shows internationally in conjunction with the culmination of his fourth solo album. Besides being an international superstar, Neil is an accomplished businessman and heartfelt philanthropist. He manages to own several restaurants and his own brand of both tequila and vodka. Certainly not least, his efforts have rallied millions of dollars for a non‐profit organization, The Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation, in tribute to the unfortunate loss of his daughter to cancer in 1995.