New York State Blues Festival is proud to announce the line-up for their 25th anniversary celebration July 7 & 8 2017. Jacksonville, Florida based blues rock jam band, JJ GREY & MOFRO will headline the event with a Saturday night July 8 performance. Supporting acts that day include AMY HELM, CHRIS O’LEARY BAND, and SLAM ALLEN.
Legendary blues band THE NIGHTHAWKS w/BOB MARGOLIN will have the prime time spot on Friday night July 7 along with NOAH WOTHERSPOON BAND and NORMAN JACKSON BAND. As always several of the area’s finest local blues groups round out the line-up.
This ADMISSION FREE event will once again be held in Syracuse’s Downtown Clinton Square.
In addition to the weekends activities the organization is excited to announce some expanded pre-festival events including a Wednesday night July 5 concert in the Finger Lakes Ballroom at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown with blues rock guitarist WALTER TROUT and special guest NICK SCHNEBELEN. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door. The fun continues on Thursday night July 6 with BLUES NIGHT ON THE TOWN as several venues will be offering FREE ADMISSION shows.
For more information visit www.nysbluesfest.com
NEW YORK STATE BLUES FESTIVAL 2017 SCHEDULE
Friday July 7
3pm – BLUES IGNITION
4pm – SOUTH SIDE SUPER BLUES BAND
4:50pm – TIM HERRON
5:10pm – CAROLYN KELLY BLUES BAND
6pm – TIM HERRON
6:20pm – NORMAN JACKSON BAND
7:30pm – DAVE LIDDY & STEVE QUENNEVILLE
7:50pm – NOAH WOTHERSPOON BAND
9:00pm – DAVE LIDDY & STEVE QUENNEVILLE
9:20pm – THE NIGHTHAWKS w/BOB MARGOLIN
Saturday July 8
12pm – BOTTLE NECK SLIDE GUITAR WORKSHOP w/GORDON MUNDING
1pm – NEIL MINET & ELECTRIC MUD
1:40pm – GORDON MUNDING
2pm – MORRIS TARBELL & THE HEPCATS
2:55pm – GORDON MUNDING
3:15pm – RON SPENCER BAND
4:10pm – STIV MORGAN
4:30pm – SLAM ALLEN
5:40pm – STIV MORGAN
6:00pm – CHRIS O’LEARY BAND
7:10pm – CHRIS MERKLEY
7:30pm – AMY HELM
8:40pm – CHRIS MERKLEY
9:00pm – JJ GREY & MOFRO