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Ice Cube to Perform at Great New York State Fair
New York Ag Connection - 05/16/2019

Rap icon, actor and entrepreneur Ice Cube will take to the Chevy Court stage Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival during the 2019 Great New York State Fair. The performance is free with Fair admission. Ice Cube rose to prominence with the iconic rap group N.W.A., soared as a solo artist, became an actor in big films such as "Boyz N The Hood" and the "Barbershop" series, and founded the Big3 pro basketball league.

"Ice Cube is one of the most important artists in the history of rap and we are excited to have him here. This is a show that anyone who enjoys this genre of music will want to see," said Fair Director Troy Waffner.

Ice Cube joins a lineup of exciting and diverse performers on the Chevy Court stage that includes:

- Bad Company, 8 p.m., Aug. 21

- Grace Potter, 8 p.m., Aug. 22

- Lindsey Stirling, 8 p.m., Aug. 23

- Jimmie Allen, 2 p.m., Aug. 25

- Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m., Aug. 25

- Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone, 2 p.m., Aug. 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., Aug. 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 and is a key piece of Governor Cuomo's CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. Fair attendance is up more than 40% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.27 million people attending the Fair in 2018. The 2019 Fair runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. 2.

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