SYRACUSE — Grace Potter returns to the Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival for the first time in six years, performing with her band at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 on the Chevy Court stage.

Potter last played in New York with her former band, The Nocturnals, which was formed in St. Lawrence County, in 2013. Performances of the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and on the Experience Stage are free with Fair admission.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Grace Potter back. She’s one of rock’s great and most powerful singers. She blew the crowd away the last time she was here and it’s a safe bet she’ll do it again,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.

Grace Potter joins a lineup of exciting and diverse performers that includes:

Bad Company, 8 p.m., Aug. 21 Lindsey Stirling, 8 p.m., Aug. 23 Jimmie Allen, 2 p.m., August 25 Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m., Aug. 25 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, 2 p.m., August 26 Midland, 8 p.m., Aug. 26 The Mavericks, 2 p.m., Aug. 28 Why Don’t We, 2 p.m., Aug. 29 Vince Neil of Motley Crue, 8 p.m., Aug. 29 Granger Smith, 8 p.m., Aug. 30 Theory of a Deadman, 8 p.m., Aug. 31 The Roots, 8 p.m., Sept. 1 Lovelytheband, 1 p.m., Sept. 2 Gavin DeGraw, 6 p.m., Sept. 2

At the Experience Stage:

Grand Funk Railroad, 7 p.m., Aug. 21 Jackyl, 7 p.m., August 24 Pop Evil, 7 p.m., Aug. 25 38 Special, 7 p.m., Aug. 27 Rick Springfield, 7 p.m., Aug. 31

Over the Fair’s 13 days, the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and at the New York Experience Stage will feature more than two dozen national touring group performances in diverse genres. Chevrolet sponsors the performances on both stages.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.

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