Department of Agriculture & Markets

    

Joe Morrissey, 518-457-0752, Joe.Morrissey@agriculture.ny.gov
Dave Bullard, 315-487-7711 x 1377, Dave.Bullard@agriculture.ny.gov

February 07, 2014

Reminder: Tickets On Sale Saturday, February 8 for Jason Aldean at the Grandstand

Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr to Open for Aldean, who Played a Sold Out Show at the Grandstand in 2012

The Great New York State Fair’s box office and online outlet open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8 to sell tickets for the August 30 concert by country superstar Jason Aldean.

Ticket sales begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Acting New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball announced today.  Tickets are available at the Fair’s box office, which is located at the main gate of the Fairgrounds in Geddes, via the Fair’s official and only online ticket seller, etix.com, or by phone to Etix at 1-800-514-3849 (choose option 1).  Tickets are priced at $77, $67, and $57.  Your admission to the Fair is included in your advance-sale purchase of a Grandstand ticket.

Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr open for Aldean.

CHANGES IN SEATING

Jason Aldean’s stage includes a T-shaped extension to the front of the stage, called a thrust.  Seating in the areas closest to the stage had to be reduced as a result of this contractual requirement.  The thrust also created two pits between the extensions of the T and the stage.  Those pit tickets, priced at $99, were sold via Aldean’s fan club at its private ticket sale for members on Tuesday and all pit tickets were sold. 

ABOUT GRANDSTAND TICKET SALES

Etix.com is the Fair’s official and only online ticket selling agent.  Ticket prices are the same whether tickets are bought online at etix.com or in person at the box office.  A $3.75 service fee will be added to the price of all tickets.  An additional fee will be charged for the use of a credit card.  Most major credit cards are accepted.  Your advance-sale concert ticket includes admission to the Fair.

Parking for box office sales is available in the Brown lot beginning at 5:30 a.m.  Lineup can begin at 6 a.m. Tickets for people with mobility disabilities who require wheelchair accessible seating, or those who are hearing impaired will go on sale at the same time as general seating tickets. Convenient parking for people with disabilities who have either the proper license plate or hanging tag will be available via Gate 2. 

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 21 September 1, 2014.  Its mission is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s
website, nysfair.org.  Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook at facebook.com/nysfair, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair at Flickr.com/GreatNYSFair. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.

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