Fort Drum rock band, more regional acts added to NYS Fair concert lineup

Half a dozen regional acts were added to the New York State Fair concert lineup, including a rock band from Fort Drum.

avalanchethe 10th Mountain Division rock band, will play Chevy Court on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. The quartet, stationed at Fort Drum and known for performing at schools, military events and other venues, performs a variety of genres spanning different decades.

Up and coming indie pop band NO NEW FRIENDSwho trained at Syracuse University, will take the Chevy Park stage on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. The group formed in 2018 and released a steady stream of singles and EPs with “music to dance to alone in your room”.

Other regional bands hitting the main stages at the NYS Fair include:

  • The Ripcords – Saturday, August 27, 1 p.m. at Chevy Court – The band, fronted by cousins ​​Rex Lyons and Irv Lyons Jr., has won multiple Syracuse Area Music Awards and been nominated multiple times for the Native American Music Awards for their blending dancing to blues, roots and Latin music.
  • Tink Bennett and Custom – Saturday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. at Chevy Park – The veteran band from Cortland has opened for many top country music stars and specializes in covers of today’s hot country hits as well as classic rock songs.
  • Infinite – Monday, August 29, 2 p.m. at Chevy Park – The band CNY covers rock hits from the 70s and 80s, including Journey, Foreigner, Toto, Loverboy, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Van Halen and Bon Jovi.
  • The Jess Novak Group – Wednesday, August 31, 2 p.m. at Chevy Park – Local singer Jess Nova fronts the tight, muscular rock and soul band that together have won multiple SAMMY awards.
  • Tionesta – Wednesday, August 31 at 1 p.m. – The Baltimore-based groove rock band, which performed at The Fair in 2021, features Syracuse natives Steve Williams on vocals and guitar and Bryant Roesch on bass.

All Chevrolet Music Series concerts are free with fair admission.

Full 2022 New York State Fair Concert Schedule:

  • August 24 at 1 p.m.: Steven Page at Chevy Court
  • August 24 at 2 p.m.: stuffed animals at Chevy Park
  • August 24 at 6 p.m.: Jimmie Allen at Chevy Court
  • August 24 at 8 p.m.: Chevelle at Chevy Park
  • August 25 at 1 p.m.: The Prodigals at Chevy Court
  • August 25 at 2 p.m.: David Nail at Chevy Park
  • August 25 at 6 p.m.: Great White at Chevy Court
  • August 25 at 8 p.m.: The Art of Rap with Ice-T at Chevy Park
  • August 26 at 1 p.m.: Jeff Rosenstock at Chevy Court
  • August 26 at 2 p.m.: Claud at Chevy Park
  • August 26 at 6 p.m.: Niko Moon at Chevy Court
  • Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. TLC at Chevy Park
  • August 27 at 1 p.m.: The Ripcords at Chevy Court
  • August 27 at 2 p.m.: Tink Bennett & Tailor Made at Chevy Park
  • August 27 at 6 p.m.: Tesla at Chevy Court
  • August 27 at 8 p.m.: The Jacksons at Chevy Park
  • August 28 at 1 p.m.: Avalanche at Chevy Court
  • August 28 at 2 p.m. Lawrence
  • August 28 at 6 p.m.: Bryce Vine at Chevy Court
  • August 28 at 8 p.m.: Stranger at Chevy Park
  • August 29 at 1 p.m.: Chubby Checker at Chevy Court
  • August 29 at 2 p.m.: Infinity at Chevy Park
  • August 29 at 6 p.m.: Jukebox by Max Weinberg at Chevy Court
  • August 29 at 8 p.m.: Boyz II Men at Chevy Park
  • August 30 at 1 p.m.: Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone at Chevy Court
  • August 30 at 6 p.m.: Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy at Chevy Court
  • August 30 at 8 p.m.: Boy George & Culture Club at Chevy Park
  • August 31 at 1 p.m.: Tionesta at Chevy Court
  • August 31 at 2 p.m.: Jess Novak Band at Chevy Park
  • August 31 at 6 p.m.: Patti LaBelle at Chevy Court
  • August 31 at 8 p.m.: Nelly at Chevy Park
  • September 1 at 1 p.m.: Alex Miller at Chevy Court
  • September 1 at 6 p.m.: Special .38 at Chevy Court
  • September 1 at 8 p.m.: Riley Green at Chevy Park
  • September 2 at 1 p.m.: Tai Verdes at Chevy Court
  • September 2 at 2 p.m.: Lizzy McAlpine at Chevy Park
  • September 2 at 6 p.m.: Gin Blossoms at Chevy Court
  • September 2 at 8 p.m.: 24KGoldn at Chevy Park
  • September 3 at 2 p.m.: COIN at Chevy Park
  • September 3 at 1 p.m.: Syracuse JAMS FunkFest at Chevy Court
  • September 3 at 8:30 p.m. Midnight Star at Chevy Court
  • September 3 at 8 p.m.: Dropkick Murphys at Chevy Park
  • September 4 at 1 p.m.: Noah Thompson at Chevy Court
  • September 4 at 2 p.m.: NONEWFRIENDS at Chevy Park
  • September 4 at 6 p.m.: ERNEST at Chevy Court
  • September 4 at 8 p.m.: City Girls at Chevy Park
  • September 5 at 12 p.m.: Prince Tribute Band (Gary Sanchez presents The Prince Experience A Loving Tribute 2 Prince)
  • September 5 at 1 p.m.: Resurrection – A Journey Tribute at Chevy Park
  • September 5 at 4 p.m.: Night Ranger at Chevy Court
  • September 5 at 6 p.m.: Dire Straits Legacy at Chevy Park

The NYS 2022 fair is scheduled to run from August 24 through September 5.

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