New York State Blues Festival

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The New York State Blues Festival will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary on June 16-17-18, 2022 at Chevy Court inside the New York State Fairgrounds! The three-day event will be packed with local, regional, and national acts on stage and plenty of room for dancing throughout the grounds, plus admission is free!

In midsummer 1992, the festival first began as the Central New York Blues Festival featuring talented local musicians in downtown Syracuse’s Armory Square, as well as live music inside the historic Hotel Syracuse. Looking ahead to 2022, this popular festival will acknowledge its history while looking ahead to future growth at its new location.

The New York State Blues Festival is one of the largest FREE blues events in the Northeast. This annual three-day musical celebration, showcases a collection of regional and national artists from multiple genres, all with roots steeped in tradition and vision, and arranges them for a continuous river of music.

Parking will be available in the fairgrounds’ Brown Lot for $10 per vehicle. Motorcycles can park in a designated area of the lot at $5 per bike. ADA parking will be available in the Emerald Lot outside the main gate for $10 as well.

Here are some basic rules to follow to help ensure that everyone has a good time: All attendees should enter through the Main Gate. We will have a wide range of food and beverage vendors on site, shaded areas, space for your lawn chairs and room for dancing.

No coolers. No tents or large umbrellas. No outside food or beverages. Each patron is allowed one sealed water bottle. No unauthorized video taping or audio recording. No pets.

Additional Dates and Times

Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 12:00pm - 11:00pm


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    Thu, June 16, 2022
    4:00pm - 11:00pm
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    Free General Admission - VIP Tickets available - Parking $10, Motorcycles $5 - Visit event website for more information
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