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May 29, 2014

The Bacon Brothers Bring Celebrity, Rock & Roll to Chevy Court during the 2014 Great New York State Fair

Actor and his Composer Brother Make Their First Fair Appearance

Actor Kevin Bacon and his brother, film score composer Michael, bring their rock band The Bacon Brothers to the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court stage at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23, Acting State Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today.

Long before Kevin launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael became known as a go-to composer for film and television, they were just two brothers growing up playing music together.  Nearly 20 years ago, they decided to make it official and formed The Bacon Brothers. 

Since then, the six-piece-band has toured regularly and produced seven CDs as well as a live DVD.  The Bacon Brothers have appeared as special musical guests on A Prairie Home Companion, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live with Kelly and Michael, VH1's Big Morning Buzz, and performed “Guilty of the Crime” with The Bellamy Brothers at the Grand Ole Opry.

Playing approximately 50 shows per year, the band consistently sells out fan favorite venues while expanding into other regions and performing sold-out shows in new venues.  Their music, an infectious mix of rock, country, folk, and a little Philly soul, has fans dancing in their seats and singing along at every show.

“These guys are as serious about their music as they are about the things for which they are world famous.  This will be a fun night of great music and you won’t want to miss it,” said Waffner.

Concerts on Chevy Court are presented by Chevrolet.

Acts previously announced for the Chevy Court stage include:

  • Kellie Pickler, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 21
  • Barenaked Ladies, at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 21
  • Smash Mouth, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 22
  • Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 25
  • John Kay and Steppenwolf, at 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 25
  • Bowzer’s Rock & Roll Party, at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 26
  • Chef Anne Burrell, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 27
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 27
  • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 29
  • The Doobie Brothers, at 6:00 p.m., Monday, September 1

At the Grandstand, very limited tickets remain available for the Saturday, Aug. 30 concert by Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr. Tickets remain available for the Thursday, Aug. 21 show by Brad Paisley with Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham, and Leah Turner, for the Saturday, August 23 concert by Pitbull, for the Tuesday, Aug. 26 concert by Train with The Wallflowers, the Thursday, Aug. 28 concert by Journey with Cheap Trick and the Wednesday, August 27 concert by Carrie Underwood.  Tickets for the Monday, August 25 concert by Kid Rock go on sale Saturday, May 31.

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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