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January 23, 2015

Reminder: Tickets for Country Superstar Eric Church at the State Fair Grandstand Go on Sale Saturday, January 24

Acting State Fair Director Troy Waffner today announced that tickets for country superstar Eric Church’s Grandstand concert will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 24 online at or at the State Fair Box Office. Ticket prices are $77, $67, and $57.  Eric Church will open the 2015 Great New York State Fair Grandstand concert series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 27. An opening performer will be announced at a later date.

Eric Church is in the midst of a sparkling run of commercial and artistic success. His new album, "The Outsiders," pushed Church to become 2014's top-selling country artist. The album garnered four Grammy award nominations and won critical praise for its embrace of music from rock to hip hop while still respecting country music's traditions. His song, "Give Me Back My Hometown," became his third #1 hit and landed on many year-end Best of 2014 lists. "Church made a great record by following his rock & roll rebel heart," Rolling Stone magazine wrote in placing "The Outsiders" on its top 50 all-genre list for 2014. USA Today noted that Church draws "inspiration from AC/DC and Primus, as well as Waylon Jennings and Bobby Bare."

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 Centro parking lot adjacent to the Main Gate 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 the Main Gate.

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 27 - September 7, 2015. The Fair's mission, reflected in its 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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