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June 29, 2017

Syracuse-Born Hip Hop Star Post Malone to Perform at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair

Rising hip-hop star Post Malone returns to Syracuse with several hits and a fast-rising reputation when he performs at 2 p.m. August 27 on the Chevy Court stage at the Great New York State Fair, Acting Director Troy Waffner announced.

Post Malone was born in Syracuse and moved with his family to Texas at age 10.  His 2015 single, “White Iverson,” soared into the top 20 and established him as a hip hop artist to watch.  His debut album, “Stoney,” debuted at #6 on the album charts on New Year’s Eve, 2016 and the single, “Congratulations,” hit the single, rap and R&B charts.  He has toured with and recorded with Justin Bieber and has collaborated with Kanye West and 50 Cent.

“We’re excited to bring Post Malone here for his State Fair debut.  Fans of R&B and hip hop will be glad they came to this show as they get to see what Justin Bieber and Kanye West saw in him.  This is a show that should not be missed,” said Waffner.

Malone joins the largest and most diverse lineup in Fair history, a roster of performers that includes:

  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 2 pm, August 23
  • 3 Doors Down, 8 pm, August 23
  • Chevelle, 8 pm, August 24
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 2 pm, August 25
  • The Beach Boys, 7 pm, August 25
  • Earth Wind & Fire, 8 pm, August 27
  • Peter Noone, 2 pm, August 28
  • Kansas, 8 pm, August 28
  • The Marshall Tucker Band, 2 pm, August 29
  • Taylor Dayne, 2 pm, August 30
  • LeAnn Rimes, 8 pm, August 31
  • Spin Doctors, 2 pm, September 3

Concerts at Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet.

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 23 to September 4, 2017. The Fair's mission, reflected in its theme, "FIND YOUR GREAT," is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

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