Fair organizers announce full lineup of pop, rock and country performers, including stars from American Idol and The Voice, as well as teen sensations and local favorites
East Rutherford, NJ – May 3, 2016 – State Fair Meadowlands today announced its lineup of pop rock, and country groups who will be performing at this year’s fair, which runs from June 23 through July 10 at the State Fair Meadowlands Fairgrounds, next to the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, just 10 miles from New York City.
Headline acts include up-and-coming New Jersey performers, including pop group Epoch Failure on July 2, and Manny Cabo, from NBC’s The Voice, on July 3. Fans of the 80s and 90s can check out Trixter on June 23 for rock hits. Riff, the 90s R&B sensation, will perform on June 24; the band was featured in the movie Lean on Me, and their music was heard in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and White Men Can’t Jump. Goodbye Friday, the teen sensation, will perform on July 8. Broadway performer and American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis, will be performing on July 9.
Country music fans will also love Texas sensation Chase Bryant on July 7, presented by Nash FM, New York’s only country station.
On June 28, Billy Joel fans won’t want to miss Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, which includes members of Billy Joel’s band, as well as band members who performed for the Broadway musical Movin’ Out. Other exciting performers include Rubix Kube, a national headlining 80s tribute act, on June 30.
“State Fair Meadowlands has always showcased the best performers and music stars New Jersey has to offer, and this year is no exception. We couldn’t be more excited to host our favorite performers we see on TV and hear on the radio,” said John Patterson, entertainment director for State Fair Meadowlands. “We love that we can provide an awesome concert for free with an entry ticket!”
To attend the concerts, fairgoers simply need to purchase an admission ticket to the fair. On Fridays through Sundays, and July 4, fair admission is $11 for those 13 and older and $9 for those 12 and younger. Monday through Thursday, tickets are just $10 for those 13 and older and $8 for those 12 and younger. Any child under 34” tall gets in for free any day of the week (everyone needs a ticket to ride the rides).
Here is a schedule of the band performances, in chronological order. Information about each performer can be found at http://www.njfair.com/concerts:
- Thursday, June 23 at 8 pm – Trixter
- Friday, June 24 at 8 pm and 10 pm – Riff
- Saturday, June 25 – Special concert, to be announced soon
- Monday, June 27 at 8 pm and 10 pm – The Weekenders
- Tuesday, June 28 at 8 pm – Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot
- Wednesday, June 29 at 8 and 10 pm – Blame It On the Girl
- Thursday, June 30 at 8 and 10 pm – Rubix Kube
- Friday, July 1 at 8 pm and 10 pm – Under a Ton
- Saturday, July 2, 2 pm and 3:15 pm – Free Country
- Saturday, July 2 at 8 pm and 10 pm – Epoch Failure
- Sunday, July 3 at 2 pm and 3:15 pm – Treble
- Sunday, July 3, 6 pm and 8 pm – Bubba Grouch
- Sunday, July 3 at 10:15 pm and 11:30 pm – Manny Cabo
- Monday, July 4 at 2 pm and 3:15 pm: 15 pm – PD Brody
- Monday, July 4 at 5 pm and 7 pm – TJ Lane and Spar Spangled Gypsy
- Monday, July 4 at 10:15 pm and 11:30 pm – Toy Canon
- Tuesday, July 5 at 8 pm and 10 pm – Lauren Davidson
- Wednesday, July 6 at 8 pm and 10 pm – Ayla Gentilet
- Thursday, July 7 at 8 pm –Nikki Briar and the Sweetbriar Band opens for Chase Bryant
- Thursday, July 7 at 9 pm – Chase Bryant
- Friday, July 8 at 8 pm and 10 pm – Goodbye Friday
- Saturday, July 9 at 2 pm and 3:15 pm – Plaid Brixx
- Saturday, July 9 at 8 pm – Hey Monea
- Saturday, July 9 at 9 pm – Constantine Maroulis
- Sunday, July 10 at 3 pm and 5 pm – Gypsy, a True Stevie Nicks Experience
- Sunday, July 10 at 8 pm and 10 pm – Gianna Lynn
State Fair Meadowlands is the largest fair in the New York metro area, with over 150 rides and attractions on over 35 acres of fairgrounds. The fair will feature more than 50 food vendors, thrilling rides, the exciting new Death-Defying High Dive Show, an Open- Air Thrill Show, pig races, magic, a petting zoo, fireworks, Master Hypnotist Steve Bayner, and much more. Fairgoers also won’t want to miss taking a ride in the Batcopter, the original helicopter from the 1960s TV series, as well as the Skyride, an all-time family favorite.
Fair hours are Monday through Thursday, 6 pm to midnight; Fridays 6 pm to 1 am (except for Friday, June 24 opens at 5 pm); Saturdays 2 pm to 1 am and Sundays 2 pm to midnight. On Preview Night, Thursday, June 23, fair hours are 6 pm to midnight. Friday, June 24, Dollar Day, the fair is open 5 pm to 1 am. June 29, Kids Go Free Night, the park will be open 4 pm to midnight. Fourth of July Fireworks will take place on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, with the fair open from 2 pm to 1 am. On Cheap Cheap Night, July 6, the fair will be open 4 pm to midnight. The fair is closed to the public, Sunday, June 26.
Visit www.njfair.com for more information and a list of Bargain Days.
Fastlane on behalf of SFM