Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
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March 28, 2014

Train Pulls in to the Great New York State Fair Grandstand on August 26

Veteran Band to Play the Hits and New Music, with the Wallflowers Opening

Train, the band behind some of the most well-known songs of the last decade, will perform at the Great New York State Fair Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, Richard A. Ball, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, announced today.

Train burst onto the music scene with the Grammy-winning hit “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” in 2002, along with hit singles “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels.”  “Hey, Soul Sister” not only was another chart-topping, Grammy-winning success for Train, it was also 2010’s best-selling single.  “Drive By” and “50 Ways to Say Goodbye,” from 2012’s “California 37” album, earned Train legions of new fans as the band neared its 20th anniversary.

Opening for Train will be The Wallflowers, fronted by co-founder Jakob Dylan.  The Wallflowers’ debut album, “Bringing Down The Horse,” featured four top charting singles including "6th Avenue Heartache," "One Headlight," "The Difference," and "Three Marlenas." The group has two Grammy awards to its credit and has sold more than seven million records worldwide.

Tickets prices at $55, $45, and $35 go on sale at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at the State Fair Box Office and at the Fair’s only and official online ticket agent,

“Train and The Wallflowers are two world class talents and they will provide yet another evening of top-quality entertainment at the 2014 Great New York State Fair.  We want to show New York residents a great time and promote the very best of New York agriculture at this year’s Fair.  I encourage everyone to make the trip to Central New York, take in some live music, taste the wonders produced by New York agriculture, and come to the Great New York State Fair this year,” said Acting Commissioner Ball.

A small number of tickets remain available for the Saturday, August 30 concert by Jason Aldean, with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.  Tickets go on sale Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. for the Thursday, August 21 concert by Brad Paisley, with Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham, and Leah Turner.

ABOUT GRANDSTAND TICKET SALES is the Fair’s official and only online ticket selling agent.  Ticket prices are the same whether tickets are bought online at 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 who require wheelchair accessible seating or who have mobility disabilities, 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.  The theme of the 2014 Fair is “Summer’s Best in Show.”

A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website,  Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook at, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair at Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at

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