BREAKING: Chris Stapleton Postpones Syracuse Concert Due To Dangerous Air Conditions

The ACM Entertainer of the Year will announced a new date for the concert soon.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 7, 2023


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Chris Stapleton’s concert scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse, New York has been postponed due to the unfavorable air quality in the area.  

“Due to the ongoing air conditions in the greater Syracuse area, tomorrow night’s show at @StJosephsAmp will be rescheduled. All previously purchased tickets for the original date will be honored for the new date,” a statement shared to Stapleton’s social media accounts read. “We expect to have an update by mid-day June 9th.”

CNY Central reported that approximately 17,000 fans were expected to attend the show.

According to, around 75 million people across the United States are under air quality alerts due to wildfire smoke migrating to the US from Canada. 

The air quality is so poor in New York that the state is making 1 million N95 masks available to the public. 

Governor Kathy Hochul called the situation “unprecedented” and also a “very serious, dangerous situation.” 

“Simply stay indoors. Outdoors is dangerous in just about every part of our state,” Governor Hochul said.

The “plume” is reportedly set to head west into parts of western New York on Thursday and is expected to begin to subside over the weekend. 

More than 9 million acres have been burned by wildfires in Canada so far this year. 

Stapleton was slated to kick off the 2023 season at the venue with special guests Charley Crockett and The War and Treaty.

Chris Stapleton is currently in the midst of his All-American Road Show, which kicked off on April 26 at the UTEP Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX. 

Produced by Live Nation, the trek will continue through August 25, where the All-American Road Show at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA.

Charley Crockett, Marcus King, Nikki Lane, Margo Price, Allen Stone, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and The War and Treaty serve as special guests on select dates of the tour.

Chris Stapleton; Photo by Andy Barron
Chris Stapleton; Photo by Andy Barron

2023 is shaping up to be another huge year for Chris Stapleton. Not only is he embarking on the All-American Road Show, but the 15-time CMA winner is also on tour with country music icon George Strait for a run of stadium shows throughout the summer.

“I love doing these shows with George about as much as I like doing anything. There’s nothing to compare it to,” Stapleton previously shared. “So many of his songs are in the ethos of what country music is. Playing these shows together is a great experience all the way around.”

Chris Stapleton at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas; Photo by Rich Polk for PMC
Chris Stapleton at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas; Photo by Rich Polk for PMC

Stapleton was recently recognized for his iconic status as an artist and entertainer when he was crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year at the 2023 ACM Awards.

The Kentucky native dedicated the honor to his wife, Morgane, and their five children. 

“I’m really at a loss of what to say, but I wanna say, my kids sitting at home, they give up a lot of my time and a lot of my wife’s time so we can go do this and this is for them,” he shared from the stage. 

Stapleton’s next scheduled tour date is set for June 9 and June 10 when he plays back-to-back nights at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass. Fans can purchase tickets to the All-American Road Show at

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.