The New York State Rhythm & Blues Festival, Inc. 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.

The mission of the NYS Blues Festival is to preserve, protect and promote blues music and culture. The Syracuse, NY festival entertains while educating on the role of the blues in the development of popular music in the US and around the world.

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Congratulations to Lori Dempsey and Dave Fields:
We had two great raffles leading up to this year’s festival, one for a pair of round trip airline tickets and the other for a signed DBZ Royale ST guitar! (READ MORE)

Thank you for a great 2014, but we still need your help to do it again in 2015! It takes a lot to put on this show, and every little bit helps! Click the button to the left to help.
4:00p Dr. Killdean
5:00p Colin Aberdeen and
The Barking Loungers
6:15p Johnny Rawls
7:45p Popa Chubby
9:30p Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers

1:00p Signature Student Band
2:00p The Ripcords
3:15p The Carolyn Kelly Blues Band
4:30p Trampled Under Foot
6:00p Shakura S'Aida
7:45p Dana Fuchs
9:30p Mark Hummel and the
Golden State-Lone Star Revue
View the complete schedule

This event is made possible by a grant through New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Legislature, and by a Tier Three Project Support Grant through the County of Onondaga and is administered by CNY Arts.