Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- With the start of the New York State Fair just a month away, only five Grandstand acts are set to take the stage. Paul, a NewsChannel 9 viewer, wants to know why there’s been a declining number of performers at the paid venue over the years.
Ten years ago, 11 acts would perform at the Grandstand. Last year, it was down to seven. State Fair Director Dan O’Hara says the economic crisis has left people less willing to spend a lot for a concert. The fair has tried to balance the cost of bringing in big name acts versus what they can sell a ticket for. These days, O’Hara says they focus on performers who are more likely to have a sold out show.
Meantime, O’Hara says the popularity of the free Chevy Court acts has grown and been a big success.Got a question for the Your Stories team? We’ll try to answer it. Call 446-9900 or email YourStories@9WSYR.com.