Thursday June 28, 2018

5:00The Lightkeepers
6:10The Hi-Jivers
7:30Larkin Poe

Friday June 29, 2018

3:00Blues Ignition
4:00Chris Eves Blues Trio
5:10Matt Tarbell's Built for Comfort
6:20The Ripcords
7:50Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers
9:20Paulie Cerra
Also featuring Jane Zell (4:50, 6:00) and Nate Gross (7:30, 9:00) on the Side Stage between Main Stage performances.

Saturday June 30, 2018

12:00Workshop: Blues Harp Family Jam with Chris Merkley (Side Stage)
1:00Mike DeLaney and the Delinquents
2:00The Roustabouts with Tom Townsley
3:15Los Blancos
4:30AJ Ghent [ j-ent ]
6:00Bruce Katz Band
7:30C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
9:00Anders Osborne
Also featuring Mike “Cotton Toe” Scrivens (1:40, 2:55), Mark Wahl (4:10, 5:40) and Todd Fitzsimmons (7:10, 8:40) on the Side Stage between Main Stage performances.

Thank you for joining us for another amazing festival! The NYS Blues Festival will return in 2019!

Welcome to the 27th Annual New York State Blues Festival!

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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Blues in the Schools Kicking Off Mid-March

The New York State Blues Festival is pleased to announce our new Blues in the Schools (BITS) program, set to kick-off in area school districts around mid-March. The initial participating schools are: East Syracuse-Minoa, West Genesee, Syracuse City Schools, and Skaneateles Schools.

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