Day Trip: The Great New York State Fair to Feature Many Regional and Local Acts

The Great New York State Fair is gearing up to host the biggest event of the summer in Central New York. Kicking off Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 2, the 174th edition of The Great New York State Fair will be host to a wide range of artists, including many local and regional acts.

This years event boasts an impressive lineup of national artists from all genres, some of which are Grace Potter, Bad Company, Dropkick Murphys, Ice Cube, Theory Of A Deadman, The Roots, Vince Neil of Motley Crue and Gavin Degraw. Regional and local artist that can be seen at The Fair include Mike Powell & The Black River, The Brownskin Band with Joe Driscoll, C.K. & the Rising Tide, Root Shock and The Lightkeepers, Devinne Myers, CNY Songbirds, Country Swagg, Atkins Riot and Brand New Sin.

Mike Powell, a Syracuse native, is a prolific writer, songwriter and storyteller. Powell has toured with many greats, and shared the stage with Martin Sexton & Shooter Jennings and is a rising star in the regional scene, with honest and heartfelt songs.

C.K. & the Rising Tide is an alternative country/folk rock band hailing from Albany. C.K. & the Rising Tide’s brand of Americana features poetic, nostalgic lyrics supported by music that is rooted in rock n’ roll and has a highly emotive baseline.

The Lightkeepers are a Syracuse-based band that provides a soul, funk, rock, jazzy blues and roots experience. As the 2016 Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) winners for “Best New Artist,” The Lightkeepers are now hitting their full stride in 2019. With the previous year delivering high energy performances on “Soundcheck Live” and at the New York State Blues Festival main stage, along with the release of their SAMMY Nominated sophomore album, Talking Man’s Blues, The Lightkeepers are quickly becoming revered for their mind-blowing jams and funky grooves.

More information is available on the New York State Fair website.

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