American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips performs at the Great New York State Fair

By WKTV News

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WKTV)--A former American Idol winner is performing close to home this summer.

Singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips will be at the Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair, at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Many local fans may remember Phillips stopped by Utica when he headlined the Spring Meltdown at Mohawk Valley Community College in April 2013.

Platinum recording artist Phillips recently released his sophomore album 'Behind The Light.' The album includes all songs that were either written or co-written by Phillips including the lead single "Raging Fire," a love song that debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 upon its March release. 'Behind The Light' is a follow-up to 2012's The World from the Side of the Moon, a platinum plus-selling album that debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and featured the platinum hit "Home."

Throughout the last year, the 23-year-old Georgia native has toured the U.S. and the world, joining Matchbox Twenty and John Mayer on tour and sharing a stage with Bruce Springsteen at the 2013 Rock in Rio festival.  Phillips is currently co-headlining a summer tour with the band O.A.R.

The 23 free performances by national artists on the Chevy Court stage are sponsored by Chevrolet.

Acts previously announced for the Chevy Court stage include:

· Kellie Pickler, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21
· Barenaked Ladies, at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21
· Smash Mouth, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22
· Jason Derulo, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22
· The Bacon Brothers, at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23
· Young The Giant, at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24
· Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone, at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25
· John Kay and Steppenwolf, at 8:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25
· Bowzer's Rock & Roll Party, at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26
· Night Ranger, at 8:00 p.n., Tuesday, Aug. 26
· Chef Anne Burrell, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27
· Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27
· Angie Johnson, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28
· The Eli Young Band, at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28
· The Neighbourhood, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29
· Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29
· Uncle Kracker, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30
· Bell Biv Devoe, at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30
· MKTO, at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31
· The Doobie Brothers, at 6:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 1

At the Grandstand, very limited tickets remain available for the Saturday, Aug. 30 concert by Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr. Tickets remain available for:

· Brad Paisley with Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham, and Leah Turner, on Thursday, Aug. 21
· The Uproar Festival, featuring Godsmack, on Friday, Aug. 22
· Pitbull, on Saturday, Aug. 23
· Kid Rock, on Monday, Aug. 25
· Train with The Wallflowers, on Tuesday, Aug. 26
· Carrie Underwood, on Wednesday, Aug. 27
· Journey with Cheap Trick, on Thursday, Aug. 28

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from Aug. 21 - Sept. 1, 2014.

The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair's website

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