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. UltimateClassicRock.com crowned the band’s “Can’t You See” as the
#1 Southern Rock Song of all time.
“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:
Concerts at Chevy
Court are sponsored by Chevrolet.
3 Doors Down, 8 pm, August 23
Peter Noone, 2 pm, August 28
About the Great New York
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
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
A year-round schedule
of events is available on the Fair’s
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Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York
State Fair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Information Officer
NYS Department of Agriculture
New York State Fair
315-487-7711 x 1377