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.



Hotel Packages Now Available!
The Jefferson Clinton Hotel is offering exclusive rates during the 2014 NYS Blues Festival. MORE INFO
KJ James Memorial Scholarship
Young musicians can submit their music for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship. MORE INFO
4:00p Dr. Killdean
5:00p The Barking Loungers
6:15p Johnny Rawls
7:45p Popa Chubby
9:30p Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers

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 Review
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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.