Blues Traveler to perform Sept. 3 at NYS Fair

SYRACUSE, NY —  Blues Traveler will kick off the 2021 Great New York State Fair’s final weekend with a 7 p.m. show Friday, September 3. The band famous for the hit “Run Around” and singer John Popper’s harmonica will perform on the Chevy Court stage. All shows in the Chevrolet Music Festival are free with $3 admission to the Fair.

Troy Waffner, Fair Director, said, “Blues Traveler is famous for its great live shows. This is a great way to get our final weekend going and I know the band’s fans will have a terrific time.”

Blues Traveler joins a lineup of more than 50 national touring shows presented in the Chevrolet Music Festival, the largest free music festival at any state fair in America. Shows announced to date include:


Chevy Park 2pm

Chevy Park 8 pm

Chevy Court 2 pm

Chevy Court 7 pm

Aug 20

Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots



Aug 21

98 Degrees


Aug 22

Brothers Osborne

Aug 23


Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra

Bishop Briggs

Aug 24


The Spinners

Dire Straits Legacy

Aug 25

Jameson Rodgers

REO Speedwagon

Russell Dickerson

Aug 26

Bell Biv Devoe

Three Dog Night

Aug 27

Sister Sledge

Melissa Etheridge

Aug 28

The Beach Boys

Great White/Vixen

Aug 29

Noah Cyrus

Dropkick Murphys

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

Aug 30

Justin Moore

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone


August 31


Oak Ridge Boys

Jamey Johnson

Sept 1

Sheena Easton

Blue Oyster Cult

Sept 2

Starship w/Mickey Thomas

Sept 3

Uncle Kracker

Blues Traveler

Sept 4

Cold War Kids

Sept 5

Jesse McCartney

The Mavericks

Sept 6


Chevrolet sponsors concerts at the Great New York State Fair.

Thanks to the successful efforts of New Yorkers to battle COVID-19, the Fair will be open with no restrictions on attendance. Safety guidance can change and prospective fairgoers are advised to follow the Fair’s social media sites, sign up for the Fair’s email newsletter, or closely follow the Fair’s website to get the latest developments.

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 46% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.33 million people attending the Fair in 2019. The 2021 Fair runs from August 20 to September 6.

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, FacebookTwitter, 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