John Kay and Steppenwolf, the band that first made popular the term heavy metal with hits like Born To Be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride, will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Chevy Court during the New York State Fair, which runs Aug. 21 through Sept. 1 at the fairgrounds in Syracuse.
Concerts on Chevy Court are free with fair admission. The Steppenwolf performance takes place on one of two senior days, when admission is free for senior citizens.
Also scheduled to appear at Chevy Court are:
n Bowzers Rock & Roll Party, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. Jon Bowzer Bauman, of the 60s doo-wop revival group Sha Na Na, brings back one of the most-requested shows by fairgoers. His appearance is on the second senior day of the fair.
n Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. Southside Johnny Lyons band and horn section blend rock and blues with a Jersey Shore twist.
Limited tickets remain through etix.com for the one Grandstand concert that has been announced: Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr will play Saturday, Aug. 30.