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May 09, 2014

Pitbull Brings The Party to The State Fair Grandstand Stage Saturday, August 23

A Night of Hits Planned from “Mr. Worldwide”

International music superstar Pitbull brings a long list of familiar songs to the Great New York State Fair Grandstand on Saturday, August 23, Troy Waffner, Acting Fair Director, announced today. Tickets, priced at $57, $47, and $37 go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23 at the New York State Fair box office and through the Fair’s only official online ticket agent,, or by calling etix toll-free at 1-800-514-3849.

            The ticket sale is taking place on Friday instead of the customary Saturday as a convenience for those who may be traveling for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

            Pitbull, born Armando Christian Perez, is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales have exceeded 5 million albums and over 60 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has had #1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have been viewed more than 3 billion times and his social reach matches audiences of some television networks around the world.

            Pitbull’s latest album, Global Warming: Meltdown features the hit singles “Feel This Moment” with Christina Aguilera, “Don’t Stop The Party,” “Back In Time” from the action-comedy Men in Black 3, and his second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Timber,” featuring Ke$ha. Pitbull’s world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe, and the Far East.

            This year, he was also selected along with Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte to perform the official anthem “We Are One (Ole Ola)” at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

            “We’re very excited to have an artist of Pitbull’s stature at the Grandstand this year. We believe it highlights the diverse and inclusive lineup of artists we’re bringing to the 2014 New York State Fair. And everyone knows that where Pitbull goes, the party goes, too. I encourage everyone to come enjoy the Fair and top it off with a night with ‘Mr. Worldwide’,” said Waffner.

            Very limited tickets remain available for the Saturday, Aug. 30 concert by Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr. Good seats remain available for the Thursday, Aug. 21 show by Brad Paisley with Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham, and Leah Turner, for the Tuesday, Aug. 26 concert by Train with The Wallflowers as well as the Thursday, Aug. 28 concert by Journey with Cheap Trick and the Wednesday, August 27 concert by Carrie Underwood.

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, on the phone at 1-800-514-3849, 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. There is a purchasing limit of 8 tickets per person. 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., and 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. The Fair’s mission, reflected in its 2014 theme, “Summer’s Best in Show,” is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

In addition to the annual New York State Fair, the Fairgrounds host dozens of agricultural events throughout the year, including some of the Northeast’s most prestigious horse and livestock shows.

The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website. Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, 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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