Sponsor the 26th Annual NYS Blues Festival!


The New York State Blues Festival is proud to be the largest, admission-free blues festival in the Northeast. The Festival’s board of directors invites you to become a sponsor of this summer’s 26th Anniversary celebration.

The Festival is held each year in Clinton Square in the very center of Downtown Syracuse. Last summer’s festivities filled the square both day and night with a diverse audience drawn from across the country and Canada. Crowds were estimated at 15,000–20,000 over the course of the weekend. Last year’s lineup included, among others, The Nighthawks, Amy Helm, Noah Wotherspoon, Norman Jackson Band, Slam Allen, and the #1 “Best Concert of Summer 2017” (syracuse.com) JJ Grey & Mofro.

Past performers have included Robert Randolph & the Family Band, The Devon Allman Band, Buddy Guy, Ronnie Earl, Joe Bonamassa, Little Feat, Dickie Betts, Otis Rush, Jimmie Vaughan, Bo Didley, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, and Elvin Bishop, just to name a few.

The Festival itself has won many local and national awards, including the “Keeping the Blues Alive” Best Festival/Best Promoter award from the Blues Foundation of Nashville, TN.

The New York State Blues Festival is produced through the support of corporate and private donations, local and state grants, and the dedication of more than 100 hard-working volunteers.

Sponsorship is critical to hosting high-quality local, regional and national blues acts on the Clinton Square stage. Our sponsorship packages are offered in a variety of sizes to suit any budget. Your sponsorship will get your company’s name before a large and enthusiastic audience for the festival and will include promotion of your business in the months and weeks leading up to the festival on our website.

Your sponsorship allows us to book the best talent available and ensures another quality festival drawing thousands of motivated music fans. Please consider helping support the New York State Blues Festival.

For more information, please download our 2018 Sponsorship Packet or contact sponsors@nysbluesfest.com.