New York State Blues Festival

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The New York State Blues Festival is excited to announce that blues rock legends, Little Feat, will be headlining this year’s festival with a Saturday night June 15 performance at NYS Fairgrounds’ Chevy Court (Syracuse). Blues royalty Shemekia Copeland and guitar master Matt Schofield, will add to the day’s big fun, as well as several great local area artists.

This 3-day FREE festival (June 13 - 15), will also feature Los Angeles based group, The Record Company in the Friday June 14 closer spot, along with support from rising star Mathias Lattin. Chicago blues journeymen Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, as well as Canada’s, Bywater Call, and the wonderful Hanna PK (whose musical journey includes Korea, Louisiana and Rochester) will get things rolling with Thursday night June 13 performances.

Rounding out the long running festival’s (est.1992) jam packed line-up will be sets from local blues veterans Tom Townsley Band and Matt Tarbell’s Built For Comfort along with Cinnamon Jones, The Shylocks, and Rattlesnake Trio.

Side stage acoustic acts will keep things rolling during main stage changeovers, and will include performances by Colin Aberdeen and Tim Herron. Additional acts will soon be added.

For complete schedule https://www.nysbluesfest.com/schedule/.

A variety of food vendors will be onsite and wine & beer will be sold. Retail & craft vendors will also be set up, market style, for fest-goers’ shopping pleasure. A list will be provided at a later date.

For those looking to enhance their experience, ProAct Blues Club VIP passes are currently available. Early Bird pricing is in effect until 9pm Friday April 5. In addition, the festival is offering onsite camping at the Fairground’s Empire RV Park with two and three night packages available. Also, area participating hotels are offering discounted rates for festival attendees. For more information on VIP packages, RV sites, and hotel reservations, please visit our website at https://www.nysbluesfest.com/vip-rv-hotels/.

The festival is FREE to attend, with all ages welcomed. Parking in the Fairground’s Brown Lot is available for $10 per car and $5 per motorcycle. ADA parking is in the Emerald Lot. Proceeds from the parking fees help to offset expenses including keeping the New York State Blues Festival admission-free. Lawn chairs are welcomed.

The annual 3-day New York State Blues Festival celebrates the far reaching influence that this genre has had on modern music by bringing together a complimentary line-up of diverse acts from across the country and beyond.

"The mission of the New York State Rhythm and Blues Festival, Inc. is to preserve, protect and promote blues music/culture. This is achieved through education programs, community events and workshops culminating with the production of a FREE outdoor festival uniting our diverse citizenry in a celebration of American blues-based music.”

New York State Blues Festival is made possible through grants from Onondaga County, The Trust for Cultural Resources of Onondaga County, New York State Council on the Arts, CNY Arts along with support from Visit Syracuse and several business sponsors. https://www.nysbluesfest.com/sponsors/www.nysbluesfest.com

Main Stage

Thursday June 13
4pm - GATE OPENS***
5:30 - 6:45pm - HANNA PK
7:15pm - 8:30pm - BYWATER CALL
9:00pm - 10:30pm - LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS

Friday June 14
3:00pm - GATE OPENS***
4pm - 5pm - THE SHYLOCKS
7:15pm - 8:30pm - MATHIAS LATTIN
9:00pm - 10:30pm - THE RECORD COMPANY

Saturday June 15
11:00am - GATE OPENS***
12:00 - 12:40pm - BLUES IGNITION
1pm - 1:40pm - RATTLESNAKE TRIO
2:10pm - 3pm - CINNAMON JONES
3:30pm - 4:30pm - TOM TOWNSLEY BAND
5pm - 6:15pm - MATT SCHOFIELD
6:45pm - 8:00pm - SHEMEKIA COPELAND
8:30pm - 10:30pm - LITTLE FEAT

Side Stage

Thursday June 13
4:30pm & 6:45pm - MIRA GRIMM

Friday June 14
5pm & 6:45pm - COLIN ABERDEEN

Saturday June 15
1:40pm & 3pm - TIM HERRON
4:30pm & 6:15pm - DANIELLE MIRAGLIA

2024 New York State Blues Festival is an admission-free 3 day event featuring national, regional and local blues and blues related acts. RV parking, ProAct Blues Club VIP Passes, and hotel deals are available now. https://www.nysbluesfest.com/vip-rv-hotels/

Additional Dates and Times

Fri, Jun 14, 2024 at 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat, Jun 15, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:00pm


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    4:00pm - 11:00pm
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