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The Great New York State Fair Southern Rock Stalwarts The Marshall Tucker Band
to Play Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair
The Great New York State Fair
Syracuse, NY – May 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / The Marshall Tucker Band returns to the Great New York State Fair for the first time in more than a quarter century with a 2 p.m. show on Tuesday, August 29 at Chevy Court, Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner announced.

Forty-six years ago, The Marshall Tucker Band was founded in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Thanks to hits like “Can’t You See,” “Heard It in a Love Song,” “Fire on The Mountain,” and “24 Hours at a Time,” the southern rock group has sold millions of albums worldwide. The band’s songs have been featured in major motion picture films and television shows. CMT (Country Music Television) named “Can’t You See” the #4 Greatest Southern Rock Song. The band’s debut album, “The Marshall Tucker Band,” reigns as Gibson Guitar’s #5 Greatest Southern Rock Album. crowned the band’s “Can’t You See” as the #1 Southern Rock Song of all time.

Southern Rock Stalwarts The Marshall Tucker Band to Play Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair
“We’re very happy to be able to bring the Marshall Tucker Band back after a long absence. The band’s music is timeless and I know this will be a highlight on our Chevy Court schedule this year,” said Waffner.

This will be the Marshall Tucker Band’s fourth appearance at the Great New York State Fair and its first since 1990. The show takes place on the second Senior Day, which is also Police, Fire and Rescue Day. All senior citizens and emergency services workers with identification are admitted free of charge.

The Marshall Tucker Band joins a star-studded and diverse lineup that includes:

  • 3 Doors Down, 8 pm, August 23
  • Peter Noone, 2 pm, August 28
Concerts at Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet.

About the Great New York State Fair
The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 23 to September 4, 2017. The Fair’s mission, reflected in its theme, “Find Your Great...,” is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

The 375-acre New York State Fairgrounds is undergoing the most significant transformation since it first opened its gates in 1890. The $50 million plan, announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, revitalizes the grounds in many ways, improving the quality of the fairgoer’s experience and providing greater economic benefits for the region. Improvements include the dramatic new Main Gate— the arches of which recall the carriage gate that greeted fairgoers in 1900, a larger, 15-acre Wade Shows Midway that will hold more rides than ever, and the brand new 315-site Empire RV Park with underground water, sewer and electrical service. The plan will better position the New York State Fairgrounds as a premier year-round, multi-use facility that can attract more events and visitors from across the nation. Renderings can be viewed here.

A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website. Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair at Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at

Media Contacts:
Jola Szubielski
Public Information Officer
NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Dave Bullard
Public Relations
New York State Fair
315-487-7711 x 1377

Publishing Dates: 05/02/17 – 07/02/17
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