Albany / Syracuse - Officials with the New York State fair announce the newest set of free concerts for this year’s fair. The acts announced today include:
Country duo Florida Georgia Line, which recently broke the 51 year old record for the longest run at #1 on Billboard's country music chart. "Cruise" spent 12 weeks at #1 in its original version and in a remix with the rapper Nelly. The duo just won Breakthrough Video of the Year and Duo Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards. Florida Georgia Line performs at 8 p.m. on Monday, August 26.
The Cab Calloway Orchestra, led by grandson C. Calloway Brooks, for Senior Day at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 26.
17 year old pop star Austin Mahone, one of MTV's Artists to Watch for 2013, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27.
The inventor of The Twist, Chubby Checker, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 27.
All-American country star Lee Greenwood, at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29.
Electro-pop artist Owl City, at 2 p.m. Friday, August 30.
Texican rock group Los Lonely Boys, at 8 p.m. Friday, August 30.
Country star Kix Brooks, at 8 p.m. Monday, September 2.
Officials say more performers for Chevy Court will be announced at a later date. They join the previously announced performers George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Styx, Vince Gill, Of A Revolution, Dickey Betts and The Happy Together Tour.
In addition, the Fair has already announced six performances for its Grandstand concert series. The performers include Luke Bryan, Jeff Dunham, Toby Keith, Reba, Carly Rae Jepsen and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The twice daily concerts at the Chevy Court are free with Fair admission which runs from August 22 - September 2, 2013.