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New York State Blues Festival

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 – Saturday, June 29, 2019

Thursday 5pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 11pm
Saturday 1pm - 11pm

New York State Blues Festival is proud to announce the line-up for their 27th annual celebration June 27 - 29.  New York City based artist LITTLE STEVEN & THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL will headline the event with a Saturday night June 29 performance. Supporting acts that day include Chicago blues veteran LURRIE BELL, along with esteemed local artists CAROLYN KELLY BLUES BAND, RON SPENCER BAND and more. On Friday night June 28, guitarist TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS headline the main stage along with LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS, Montreal based vocalist DAWN TYLER WATSON, and from Rochester, NY, local legend JOE BEARD.  This years festival will once again kick off on Thursday night June 27 with a headline set from the New Orleans group DUMPSTAPHUNK.  Several of the area's finest local blues based groups round out the line-up.

This ADMISSION FREE event will once again be held in Syracuse's Downtown Clinton Square.

Support provided by Market New York through I LOVE NY/ New York State’s Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards.

For more information visit www.nysbluesfest.com

27th Annual New York State Blues Festival - June 27 - 29, 2019

LITTLE STEVEN & THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL

TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS

DUMPSTAPHUNK

LURRIE BELL

LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS

DAWN TYLER WATSON

JOE BEARD

CAROLYN KELLY BLUES BAND

RON SPENCER BAND

STEVE GRILLS & THE ROADMASTERS

BROWNSKIN BAND

NATE GROSS BAND

BAD MAMA'S BLUES BAND

BLUES IGNITION

MAX EYLE & JOHN DRISCOLL

JESS NOVAK

MISS E.

Schedule

THURSDAY JUNE 27

5pm - Bad Mama's Blues Band

6pm - Brownskin Band

7:30pm - Dumpstaphunk

FRIDAY JUNE 28

4pm - Steve Grills & The Roadmasters

5pm - Joe Beard

6:20pm - Dawn Tyler Watson

7:25 - Miss E. (side stage)

7:45pm - Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials

9pm - Miss E. (side stage)

9:30pm - Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

SATURDAY JUNE 29

1pm - Blues Ignition

2pm - Nate Gross Band

3:15pm - Jess Novak (side stage)

3:45pm - Ron Spencer Band

5pm - Jess Novak (side stage)

5:30pm - Carolyn Kelly Blues Band

6:45pm - Max Eyle and John Driscoll (side stage)

7:15pm - Lurrie Bell -

8:25pm - Max Eyle and John Driscoll (side stage)

9pm - Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul

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Event Location:
Clinton Square
1 Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY 13202
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Admission Info:

Free

Event Contact:

Eric McElveen

818-212-9489

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