Singin' the Blues

The NYS Blues Festival has entered its 15th year of presenting a musical form whose roots of origin grow out of African and African American music traditions, which is enjoyed worldwide by diverse cultures. Significant changes have been made designating this event as a completely open air and admission free festival.

The essential belief underlying this program is that community participation occurs when artists from a variety of musical genres have a supportive environment to express their talent regardless of the socio-economic status, ethnicity or age of the audience. Only when these and cross-disciplinary artistic boundaries are transcended can a community's cultural vitality be realized.

The festival will provide the opportunity for more than 70,000 attendees the opportunity to see national and internationally known blues artists free of charge.

Entertainment schedule

Saturday, July 22

Budweiser Stage

2 p.m. - Paul Rishell & Annie Raines

4:30 p.m. - Larry McCray

7 p.m. - Kelley Hunt

9:30 p.m. - Elvin Bishop

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Stage

3:30 p.m. - Red Raville's Big Band featuring Rebecca Keefe-Fitzsimmons

6 p.m. - Built For Comfort

8:30 p.m. - Swing This!

OHM Lounge

11 p.m. Jen Kearney & the Lost Onion

Sunday, July 23

Budweiser Stage

2 p.m. - Down Child Blues Band

4:30 p.m. - Bruce Katz & Joe Beard

7 p.m. - Terrance Simien

9:30 p.m. - Little Feat

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Stage

3:30 p.m. - Cornbred

6 p.m. - The Blue Method

8:30 p.m. - Chris Beard

OHM Lounge

11 p.m. - The Blue Method

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