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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Festival Location
Clinton Square, 2 South Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Directions | Downtown Parking Map


Official Hotel Accommodations
Book your room at the Jefferson Clinton Hotel during the festival and SAVE 20% when you mention the NYS Blues Festival! (MORE INFO)


We need your support! It takes a lot to put on this show every year, and every little bit helps! Click the button to the left to help.

LATEST PICTURES
4:00p Castle Creek
5:00p Phil Petroff & Natural Fact
6:15p The Highjivers
7:30p Danielle Nicole Band
9:00p The Kingsnakes

1:00p Signature Student Band
2:00p The Swamp Drivers
3:15p Los Blancos
4:30p John Primer
6:00p The Carolyn Kelly Blues Band
with Soul of Syracuse
7:30p Devon Allman Band
9:30p Robert Randolph
& The Family Band
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.