SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Grandstand was the place to be Friday night as Toby Keith took the stage. The performance was part of the country stars Hammer Down Tour presented by Ford F-Series. Kip Moore was a special guest.
One thing's for sure, the crowd definitely enjoyed the show.
Before making his way to the fair, Keith made a special cameo at Destiny USA at the restaurant bearing his name. He even put on a little show for diners before heading to the grandstand.
The State Fair is a familiar venue for Keith, one he says he has a close connection to.
"Back before I was a headliner, somebody canceled afterwards and they had to fill in and I wasn't even quite a headliner yet. I was just kind of an opening act and they said someone in the band is sick. We're going to pay you really good money and you're going to take their place. And we sold the thing out. It was one of my first big feathers in my hat in the late 90s or something. It's always been a really good for me when I come here and the fans in the state of New York are fantastic," Keith said.