Lynyrd Skynyrd Plays the York Fair This Year

Get your lighters out. Lynyrd Skynyrd is headed to this year's York Fair.

The  rock band best known for hits like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Simple Man”  and “Gimme Three Steps” will perform at the fair on Thursday, Sept. 14,  according to a news release. The band is also known for "Free Bird," a  song that causes fans to pull out cigarette lighters and wave them in  the air.

Touring  members include co-founder Gary Rossington, guitarist Rickey Medlocke  and Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of founder Ronnie Van Zant,  along with guitarist Mark “Sparky” Matejka, drummer Michael Cartellone,  bassist Johnny Colt, keyboardist Peter Keys and vocalists Dale Krantz  Rossington and Carol Chase.

Tickets range from $29 to $44 and go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25.

They can be purchased by phone at 717-848-2033, online at  or at the box office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and  Fridays. The box office will also be open from 9 a.m. to noon on  Saturday, March 25.

One dollar from each ticket will go to the Skynyrd Foundation.

All tickets, except for “will call” tickets, include admission to the fair, which runs from Sept. 8-17.

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