A legendary classic rock band with a slew of radio hits has just been added to the 2024 New York State Fair concert lineup.


Blue Öyster Cult will take the stage at Chevy Court on Tuesday, August 27th. It'll be the band's first time playing the fair since 2017 -- although they did play in Central New York back in 2022 at the Turning Stone Casino.

Blue Oyster Cult via Facebook
Blue Oyster Cult via Facebook

Blue Öyster Cult lit up the airwaves in the 1970s and 1980s with such mega hits as "Burning For You," "Cities On Flame with Rock and Roll," and, of course, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." The latter song gained a resurgence in popularity in the year 2000 after the "More Cowbell" Saturday Night Live sketch.


"Godzilla" is another Blue Öyster Cult hit with an interesting history. The tune was written as an homage to the classic Godzilla films, but has been passed over time and time again for an actual Godzilla movie.

As always, concerts at the Great New York State Fair are free with the price of an admission ticket.

2024 New York State Fair Concerts (Chevy Court)

 Wednesday, August 21, 20241:00pmChubby Checker
 Friday, August 23, 20241:00pmSophie B. Hawkins
 Saturday, August 24, 20241:00pmKIDZ BOP
 Sunday, August 25, 20241:00pmThe Elders
 Monday, August 26, 20241:00pmHerman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
 Tuesday, August 27, 20241:00pmLittle Anthony
 Tuesday, August 27, 20246:00pmBlue Öyster Cult
 Wednesday, August 28, 20246:00pmDanielle Ponder
 Thursday, August 29, 20246:00pmChapel Hart

2024 New York State Fair Concerts (Suburban Park)

 Friday, August 23, 20248:00pmTLC
 Sunday, August 25, 20248:00pmDropkick Murphys
 Wednesday, August 28, 20248:00pmJoan Jett and The Blackhearts
 Saturday, August 31, 20248:00pmBrian Kelley

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