NYS Fair concert guide: Rappers Yung Gravy and bbno$ lead


Welcome to our daily New York State Fair concert guide! We’ll be publishing a list of music performers and showtimes every day of the 2023 NYS Fair on

There are two main stages: Suburban Park (formerly known as Chevy Park) and Chevy Court. Suburban Park will host the Fair’s largest concerts in the New York Experience area on the west end near Gate 10, in the back of the Midway and past the Expo Center. Chevy Court is located near Gate 1, next to the Center of Progress Building and by the Dairy Products Building. Both have limited seating available.

No tickets are required for concerts. All are free with admission to the Fair, which is $6 — and free for seniors 65 and older and kids 12 and under.

Here’s what to expect on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023 (Day 12):

Elvie Shane – 1 p.m. at Chevy Court

Shane, nominated for Best New Country Artist of the Year at the 2023 iHeartRadio Awards, is known for heartfelt songs like “My Boy,” “Baptized” and “Forgotten Man.” (Note: Show has moved from Suburban Park.)

Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza – 2 p.m. at Suburban Park

Kids of all ages are invited to dress up in costume for “Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza,” described as an immersive, interactive concert experience. The show will feature music from popular Disney TV shows and characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, the Puppy Dog Pals, “Superkitties,” Bo from “Firebuds,” and others. (Note: Show has moved from Chevy Court.)

Joywave – 6 p.m. at Chevy Court

Joywave, led by singer Daniel Armbruster, began in 2010 in his parents’ basement and built a following with online mixtapes before getting signed to Hollywood Records. The Rochester-based band has since released four studio albums featuring songs like “Dangerous” (with Big Data), “Tongues” and “It’s a Trip”; played festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella; toured the world with artists like Bastille, The Killers and Thirty Seconds to Mars; and appeared on late-night shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Yung Gravy and bbno$ 8 p.m. at Suburban Park

Yung Gravy is a Minnesota-based rapper known for his viral songs featuring fun samples, including on his first Billboard Hot 100 hit “Betty (Get Money),” featuring a nod to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Gravy’s hits also include “Gravy Train” (the locker room victory anthem for the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2020 championship season), “Welcome to Chilis” (with bbno$), “The Boys are Back in Town,” “1 Thot 2 Thot Red Thot Blue Thot,” “C’est La Vie” (with bbno$ & Rich Brian), “Oops!” and the platinum “Mr. Sandman”-sampling “Mr. Clean.”

bbno$ (pronounced Baby No Money) is a Canadian rapper and frequent collaborator of Yung Gravy; they released a new joint album, “Baby Gravy 3,” last week. bbno$ also has his own hits, including 2019′s “Lalala” (with Y2K) — streamed more than 900 million times on Spotify — and 2021′s “Edamame” (feat. Rich Brian).

More music:

  • Dan Duggan on the Hammered Dulcimer – 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. at Daniel Parrish Witter Agricultural Museum
  • Wayne Tucker and The Bad Mothas – 12 p.m. at Pan-African Village
  • Bailemos with DJ GI – 12 p.m. at Latino Village
  • Easy Money Big Band – 12 & 4 p.m. at Empire Theater
  • Organist Geraldine Speck – 1 p.m. at Empire Theater
  • Ashley Zayas Colon – 2 p.m. at Latino Village
  • Just Joe – 4 p.m. at The Shamrock at The Fair
  • People’s AME Zion Music Ministry – 4 p.m. at Pan-African Village
  • Bishop HB Alex and 2Praise – 5 p.m. at Pan-African Village
  • Infinity – 7:30 p.m. at The West End II
  • Frank White Experience – 7:30 p.m. at Suds Courtside Grill
  • Grupo Karis – 8 p.m. at Latino Village

Other performers on the fairgrounds include Bandaloni the One Man Band, Lady Houdini, Groovy” Guy Collins, Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy, racing pigs, a giant robot, and more. Additional fun includes a dinosaur exhibit and dancing demonstrations in Indian Village.

See full daily entertainment schedules here.

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Concert rules: The NYS Fair website outlines its policy for events at Suburban Park or Chevy Court.

  • Smoking/vaping is not permitted within the grassy areas of Chevy Court or Suburban Park.
  • No standing on benches or tables.
  • No sitting on shoulders of another.
  • Aisles must be kept clear of people, strollers, wheelchairs, scooters, etc.
  • Seats may not be “saved” for others. In the event of personal necessity, an individual may hold up to 2 additional seats for a limited time.
  • Unattended personal items, such as blankets, clothing, coolers, bags, etc., that are intended to save seats will be collected and held for return to the Fairgoer.
  • Wheelchair and limited-mobility seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each wheelchair and limited-mobility seat is allowed 2 companion seats. Companions seated in the wheelchair section must remain seated.
  • Vision and Hearing Impaired seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each Vision and Hearing Impaired patron is allowed 1 companion seat. Companions seated in the Vision and Hearing Impaired section must remain seated.
  • No professional cameras or professional recording devices allowed.
  • No umbrellas while the show is underway.

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  • Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. – Elvie Shane at Chevy Court (note: show has moved from Suburban Park)
  • Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. – Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza at Suburban Park (note: show has moved from Chevy Court)
  • Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. – Joywave at Chevy Court
  • Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. – Yung Gravy and bbno$ at Suburban Park
  • Sept. 4 at 12 p.m. – The High Kings at Chevy Court
  • Sept. 4 at. 1 p.m. – Hairball at Suburban Park
  • Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. – Foghat at Chevy Court
  • Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. – Skid Row at Suburban Park

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