HAMBURG, NEW YORK – American rapper, singer and entrepreneur, Nelly, will perform at The Buffalo News Grandstand during the Erie County Fair on August 18th at 8:00pm.

With three Grammys and a roster of platinum and gold records, Nelly is known for tracks including “Hot in Herre,” “Country Grammar” and “Ride Wit Me”.    When the Grammy Award winner isn’t creating hit songs with collaborators or on his own, Nelly ventures into film and television work.

A second collab with award-winning country duo, Florida Georgia Line, earned Nelly a nomination from the CMT Awards in 2022 for Collaborative Video of the Year for “Lil Bit”.

Tickets for Nelly will go on sale Friday, June 10th. Preferred track seats are $45, reserved track seats are $35 and general admission tickets are $30. Tickets may be purchased online via

Recently Announced

  • The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute – Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00pm. The show is FREE with gate admission to the Fair.
  • Riley Green – Thursday, August 11th at 8:00pm
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Friday, August 12 at 8:00pm.  This show is FREE with gate admission to the Fair
  • Trace Adkins with special guests Terri Clark and Lonestar – Sunday, August 14th at 5:30pm
  • Happy Together Tour – Tuesday, August 16th at 8:00pm

Tickets for all paid shows in The Buffalo News Grandstand will go on sale June 10th at 9:00am available only at  Tickets purchased prior to the day of the show will include admission to the Fair on the day of the performance.  For members of the Erie County Agricultural Society, tickets will go on sale one day early June 9th.   To become a member, visit before May 31, 2022.

Stay tuned for more show announcements coming the next few weeks.

About the Erie County Fair

The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the Society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS), sponsors of the Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York State. The Fair strives to fulfill appropriate aspects of the agricultural, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of Western New York.  The Erie County Fair will be held August 10th-21st, 2022. (