It's news that many of us New Yorkers have been waiting to hear. Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State has reached the COVID-19 vaccine benchmark it was hoping to achieve: a 70% vaccine rate throughout the state. Along with that announcement, Cuomo also said that now the 2021 New York State Fair can reopen at 100% capacity.

Get our free mobile app

That 100% capacity means that the fair’s midway will return along with exhibits and activities in all buildings. The fair starts Aug. 20 and runs through Sep. 6 which is a total of 18 days - the longest ever for the state fair. In addition, the admission price is lower than it's been in years.

People enjoy the New York State Fair for different reasons, one of which is because there are so many great concerts to see. Below is a list of current scheduled shows from classic music artists:

  • Foreigner, Monday, August 23 at 8 p.m.
  • Dire Straits Legacy, Tuesday, August 24 with time to be announced
  • Train, Tuesday, August 24 at 8 p.m.
  • REO Speedwagon, Wednesday, August 25 at 8 p.m.
  • Three Dog Night, Thursday, August 26 with time to be announced
  • Sister Sledge, Friday, August 27 at 2 p.m.
  • Melissa Etheridge, Friday, August 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Vixen and Great White, Saturday, August 28 with time to be announced.
  • Sheena Easton, Wednesday, September 1 at 2 p.m.
  • Blue Oyster Cult, Wednesday, September 1 with time to be announced
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Thursday, September 2 with time to be announced

There are plenty of other concerts from other types of music artists as well. You can get information on the full list of attractions and events at

LOOK: Oldest Disneyland Rides From 1955 to Today

Stacker, set out to compile a definitive list of every Disneyland attraction you can enjoy today and ranked them by their age. Using real-time data from Touring Plans, Disney archives, and historical news releases and reviews, our list starts with exciting recent park additions and stretches back to the oldest opening-day classics. This list focuses on the original Disneyland Park, so you will not see any rides from its neighboring California Adventure located just across the promenade. Read on to discover the oldest Disneyland rides you can still ride today.