(WBNG Binghamton) New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced that country music superstar Brad Paisley will kick off the Grandstand concert series at the Great New York State Fair as he brings his summer tour to the Fairgrounds on Thursday, August 21.
According to a news release:
Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show, priced at $65, $55, and $45, will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at the State Fair Box Office and via the Fair’s official online ticket seller, etix.com. The artist will also hold a private ticket sale for members of his fan club on March 19.
“Every year the Great New York State Fair brings nearly one million visitors to the Syracuse area, providing a tremendous boost in tourism and economic activity for upstate New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “Brad Paisley is the latest edition to this year’s lineup as the State Fair continues to deliver on its promise of providing top-quality entertainment. I encourage New Yorkers and visitors alike to make to time to enjoy the best in entertainment and agriculture at the 2014 Great New York State Fair this summer."
Paisley played at the Fair for the first time in 2000, a Chevy Court show on opening night, when he had already earned two #1 hits. Since then, he has reached the top spot 20 more times, won three Grammys, and received 14 Academy of Country Music Awards—including Entertainer of the Year.
Opening for Paisley will be singer/songwriter Randy Houser, whose most recent album, and two singles from the album, all hit the top 10 on the country charts. Also opening will be Charlie Worsham, whose debut album received strong notices. A song from the album was used in an episode of the TV series, “Bones.”
There will be two standing-only areas created between the stage and a semicircle-shaped thrust that is special for this concert only. The standing-area tickets, costing $85, will only be available to members of Paisley’s fan club. These tickets and others being sold through his fan club will be sold via etix.com using a special code given only to fan club members.
Acting Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball said, “Our second Grandstand announcement is yet another home run. We are very happy to have Brad Paisley back at the Fairgrounds and we are hard at work on even more great entertainment announcements, so stay tuned.”
A limited number of tickets remain available for the Saturday, August 30 concert by Jason Aldean, with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.