York, PA – The York State Fair has released its entertainment lineup for 2021 on the Bobcat of York Grandstand Stage. Featuring country, rock, contemporary Christian, pop/hip hop and a kid musical the lineup represents a wide variety of musical styles. “We are taking things up a notch this year with the biggest lineup of concert entertainment in decades,” said CEO Bryan Blair. “We had a very strong lineup planned for 2020 and fortunately we were able to reschedule most of those artists for this year plus we’ve added some big names to fill out the schedule,” he added. 2021 will mark the first time in years that there will be entertainment at the Grandstand every night of the Fair. Blair added that five of the concerts are rescheduled from the 2020 York State Fair which was canceled due to the Pandemic. “Anyone who still holds a ticket for last year’s concerts can use that ticket this year,” Blair said. He added that for now, tickets can only be purchased at www.yorkstatefair.org or by calling (717) 848-2596. “We won’t be having in-person box office sales until we know that it is safe to do so, “ said Blair.
On Friday, July 24 th at 8pm country music superstar Sam Hunt kicks off the 2021 York State Fair Concert Series on the Bobcat of York Grandstand Stage. Hunt burst onto the scene in 2014 and his debut album “Montevallo” made him the first country solo male artist to land four number one singles from a debut studio album. Tickets for Sam Hunt go on sale February 20 th at 8:00 a.m. and range from $45 to $60.
Saturday, July 25 th will feature 80’s rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon at 8pm. Styx draws from over four decades of barn burning chart hits such as “Lady”, “Blue Collar Man”, “Come Sail Away” and “Renegade”. REO Speedwagon started a burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest in the early 1970’s and has since rode to the top of the charts with radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out” and the explosive “Hi Infidelity” album in the 1980’s, which spent 15 weeks in the #1 spot. Tickets for Styx and REO Speedwagon go on sale February 2 nd at 10:00 a.m. and range from $30 to $50.
Sunday, July 26 th at 8pm the York State Fair welcomes international superstar Pitbull to the Bobcat of York Grandstand Stage. With chart topping hits like “I Know You Want Me”, “Give Me Everything”, and most recently “I Believe That We Will Win (World Anthem)” Pitbull has sold over 7.5 million studio albums, over 100 million singles and has over 15 billion views on YouTube. Tickets for Pitbull go on sale February 27 th at 8:00 a.m. and range from $40 to $55.
Monday, July 27 th at 8pm country superstar Kane Brown with special guests Restless Road and Adam Doleac will light up the Bobcat of York Grandstand Stage. Since the arrival of his self- titled , number 1 Top Country Album in 2016, Brown has ascended from social media notability to become one of country music’s most accomplished mainstays. The four-time American Music Award Winner will bring his hits “Heaven”, “Good as You”, “Cool Again” and “Be Like That” and more to the York State Fair. Adam Doleac continues his journey as one of country music’s fasting rising stars after his debut in 2017. With songs like “Whiskey’s Fine”, “Another” and “Meet Me In The City”, Doleac has earned widespread acclaim. Restless Road, a trio that was formed after meeting on a singing competition where they met future collaborator Kane Brown will open the show. Tickets for Kane Brown with special guests Restless Road and Adam Doleac go on sale February 5 th at 8:00 a.m. and range in price from $50 to $75.
On Tuesday, July 28 th the York State Fair’s Triple Play Tuesday makes it’s return to the Bobcat of York Grandstand Stage. Featuring 80’s rockers Skid Row, Warrant and KIX the show is sure to take fans back to the 80’s. Founded in 1986, Skid Row continues to pound out their hits “Youth Gone Wild”, “18 and Life” and “I Remember You” to fans across the world. Warrant hit the scene in 1989 with their signature style of rock music and with chart topping hits like “Heaven”, “Down Boys”, “Sometimes She Cries” along with the massively popular “Cherry Pie” the band has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. Platinum selling hard rock icons KIX will open Triple Play Tuesday. Founded in 1978 in nearby Hagerstown, Maryland the group’s hit “Cold Blood” dominated the popular Dial MTV program for so long that the network was forced to change the show’s rules to knock the song out of the top spot. Tickets for Triple Play Tuesday go on sale on February 16 th at 10:00 a.m. and range in price from $30-$35.
Wednesday, July 29 th the York State Fair and Rocky 98.5 have partnered to bring back a long-lost tradition to the Bobcat of York Grandstand Stage. The Battle of the Bands, featuring regional semi-finalists will begin at 6:00 p.m. Headlining the event will be a full concert by Get The Led Out. Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin”, Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years and have amassed a strong national touring history having performed across the country. The concert is free and general admission seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
Contemporary Christian Music powerhouse Casting Crowns will anchor the Bobcat of York Grandstand Stage on Thursday, July 30 th . The band has produced mega-hits like “Praise You In This Storm”, “East to West”, “Who Am I” and “Just Be Held”, broken sales records, sold out arena, won prestigious awards and traveled the world singing songs of redemption. Cain, a brother/sister trio will open the show. Tickets go on sale February 9 th at 10:00 a.m. and range in price from $20-$35.
The Bobcat of York Grandstand Stage will rock on Friday, July 31 st as Halestorm returns to the York State Fair. Since their inception in 1998 the group has performed over 2,500 shows around the world with both of their albums, “Halestorm” and “The Strange Case of…” being certified Gold. Halestorm have also made history with “Love Bites So Do I)” ascending to No. 1 at Active Rock Radio in the U.S., making Halestorm the first-ever female-fronted group to earn the top spot on the format. Opening the show will be The Small Town Titans, a rock and roll power trio from York. Small Town Titans have been achieving success since their November 2010 cover of the Christmas song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” went viral in a matter of
days leading to charting on various Billboard charts. Newly signed to AntiFragile Music, the band is releasing their first album with a record label “Ride”. Tickets go on sale February 23 rd at 10:00 a.m. and range in price from $25-$40.
The York State Fair concert series will come to a close on Saturday, July 31 st with Blippi-The Musical. The show brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and amazing music. Children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old across the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippi’s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons! In the Live show they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one-of-a-kind show. Tickets for Blippi The Musical go on sale March 1 st at 10:00 a.m. and range in price from $15 to $30.
The 2021 York State Fair will conclude on Sunday, August 1 st with the J&J Demolition Derby. Starting at 4:00 p.m. admission to the Grandstand is free and seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information on the concert lineup and other events and activities at the 2021 York State Fair you can visit www.yorkstatefair.org or visit the York State Fair on Facebook.