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Cuomo announces State Fair lineup

Country star Luke Bryan will be among several top entertainers performing at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse this summer.

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that Bryan, recently dubbed Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, will perform Thursday, August 29th.

His opening act will be Thompson Square.

Toby Keith, Carly Rae Jepsen, Reba, Lynyrd Skynyrd and comedian Jeff Dunham also will appear in the Grandstand music series, from August 22nd through the 31st.

Two motorsports-related events will be announced at a later time.

Tickets for all shows will be available at the State Fair Box Office or on etix.com.

 

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