Two rock bands added to New York State Fair lineup | Local News | Auburn, NY |

A modern hard rock band and 80s radio staple have been added to the lineup scheduled for the New York State Fair this summer.

According to a press release, Halestorm, a hard-rock quartet, will make their first appearance at the fair as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival. Sister and Brother Lzzy and Arejay Hale and their band will perform at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31 on the Chevy Park Stage.

The Grammy Award-winning group is known for songs such as ‘Freak Like Me’, ‘Apocalyptic’ and ‘Amen’.

“We’ve wanted to bring Halestorm here for several years and we’re really excited to finally be able to bring them to Chevy Court,” fair manager Troy Waffner said in a statement. know that this will be one of the highlights of our concert programme.”

The fair also announced this week that Starship with Mickey Thomas will be bringing their ’80s hits and more to the Chevy Park stage on Thursday, September 2.

The group’s hits include “Sara”, “We Built This City” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, as well as Thomas’ lead vocals on Elvin Bishop’s classic blues-rock hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”. .

“We haven’t seen this band since 2011, their music is as classic and solid as ever,” Waffner said. “It’s going to be a great night of rock ‘n roll by the pond and I hope all the band’s fans will mark this date on their calendars.”

Halestorm and Starship join a growing list of artists scheduled for the fair, and shows are free with fair entry.

Previously announced concerts include:

• REO Speedwagon, Wednesday August 25 at 8 p.m.

• Melissa Etheridge, Friday, August 27 at 8 p.m.

• Vixen and Great White, Saturday August 28, time to be determined.

• Dropkick Murphys, Sunday August 29 at 8 p.m.

• The Oak Ridge Boys, Tuesday, August 31 at 2 p.m.

• Sheena Easton, Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m.

The fair said based on current state guidelines, concerts would likely take place on the Chevy Park stage in the New York Experience festival grounds. Participation will be limited. Spectators will need a ticket to enter the concert hall in addition to the $3 admission ticket to the fair. Tickets for the concert area will be free and available until the attendance limit is reached. Food and drinks will be available inside the concert hall.

Fairground buildings are not expected to be open except for some bathrooms. To maintain attendance limits, $3 admission tickets will only be sold online and tickets will only be valid for the date of the fair for which they are purchased.

Virginia F. Goins