NY State Blues Fest to Celebrate 30 Years

The New York State Blues Festival announced the lineup for its 30th Anniversary Celebration. Happening June16-18 at Chevy Court inside the New York State Fairgrounds, the 2022 festival schedule is as follows: 

Main Stage 
Thursday, June 16:
5:00-5:50 PM: Brownskin Band
6:15-7:15 PM: Los Blancos
7:45-9:00 PM: GA-20 
9:30 PM: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience  

Friday, June 17:
4:00-4:45 PM: Slidin Home
5:00-5:50 PM: Phil Petroff & Natural Fact
6:15-7:15 PM: Carolyn Kelly Blues Band 
7:45-9:00 PM: Ron Spencer Band featuring Joe Whiting: Mark Gibson Tribute 
9:30-11:00 PM: The Kingsnakes 

Saturday, June 18:
1:00-1:45 PM: Blues Ignition
2:30-3:30 PM: Westcott Jug Suckers 
4:00-5:10 PM: Clarence Spady & the Electric City Band 
PARADE BREAK – 5:15 PM: Second Line Parade w/Unity Street Band
6:00-7:15 PM: Jocelyn & Chris 
7:45–9:00 PM: Vanessa Collier
9:30-11:00 PM: JJ Grey & Mofro  

Side Stage
Thursday, June 16: 
7:20-7:40 PM: Tim Herron 
9:00-9:20 PM: Tim Herron  

Friday, June 17:
7:20-7:40 PM: Mike Burns & Mark Yonnick
9:00-9:20 PM: Mike Burns & Mark Yonnick 

Saturday, June 18:
1:50-2:20 PM: Jimmy Wolf
3:30-3:50 PM: Unity Street Band
7:20-7:40 PM: Nate Gross
9:00-9:20 PM: Nate Gross 

A variety of food vendors will be onsite and wine and beer will be sold. Retail & craft vendors will also be set up market-style for fest-goers’ shopping pleasure. A list will be provided at a later date. Vendor questions can be submitted to babette@nysbluesfest.com.

Early Bird pricing for VIP passes will remain in effect until Friday, April 8 at 11:59 PM. Two and three-night RV packages are available and participating hotels are offering rate reductions for festival attendees. For more information on VIP packages, RV sites, and hotel reservations, please visit the website at https://www.nysbluesfest.com/vip-rv-hotels/

The festival is free to attend, but there is a fee for parking, available in the Brown Lot for $10 per car and $5 per motorcycle. ADA parking is in the Emerald Lot. Proceeds from the parking fees help to offset expenses and to keep the New York State Blues Festival admission-free. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs and there will be plenty of room for dancing up front. For more information, including artist bios and sponsorship opportunities, please visit https://www.nysbluesfest.com/.
The New York State Blues Festival is one of the largest free blues events in the Northeast. This annual three-day musical celebration 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 New York State Blues Festival is to preserve, protect and promote blues music and culture. The Syracuse, New York 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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