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07/19/07
NYS Blues Festival returns this weekend at Clinton Square
The 16th annual New York State Blues Festival will kick off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at Clinton Square in Syracuse and will continue on at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. The festival will end with five-time Grammy winner, blues legend Buddy Guy.
“The 16th Annual New York State Blues Festival will really showcase the blues genre to Central New York and allow visitors to experiene a great show,” states Bernie Clarke, festival director, New York State Blues Festival.
The NYS Blues Festival has entered its 16th year of presenting a musical form whose roots of origin grow out of American music traditions, which is enjoyed worldwide by diverse cultures.
The festival is free. Following is this year’s line-up:

Friday, July 20
Sackets Harbor Stage
5 to 5:15 p.m. Bagpipe Dudes
5:15 to 6 p.m. Arrythmics
7 to 8:30 p.m. Alexis P Suter Band
9:30 to 11 p.m. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Cha’s
Dinosaur BBQ Stage
6 to 7 p.m. Simple Life
8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dark Hollow

Saturday, July 21
Hanover Square
3 to 4:30 p.m. Mark Tolstrup/Acoustic workshop & additional set
5 to 6 p.m. Bruce Katz Keyboard workshop
6:30 to 8 p.m. Carolyn Kelly & Roosevelt Dean Band
8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ashley Cox
Dinosaur BBQ Stage
1 to 1:30 p.m. Mark Tolstrup
3 to 4 p.m. Bid D & Tasty Café
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Kingpins
8 to 9:30 p.m. Syracuse All-Stars I
Budweiser Stage
1:30 to 3 p.m. Sean Carney
4 to 5:30 p.m. BGW (Sue Foley, Deb Coleman, Roxanne Potvin)
6:30 to 8 p.m. Alexis P Suter Band
9:30 to 11 p.m. Tommy Castro

Sunday, July 22
Hanover Square
3 to 4 p.m. Electric Guitar workshop
5 to 6 p.m. Tom Townsley Harmonica workshop
6:30 to 8 p.m. Bad Weather Blues Band
Dinosaur BBQ Stage
1 to 1:30 p.m. Five to Life
3 to 4:30 p.m. Syracuse All-Stars II
6 to 7 p.m. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Joe Whiting & Mark Doyle
Budweiser Stage
1:30 to 3 p.m. Walter Trout
4:30 to 6 p.m. The Mighty Lester
7 to 8:30 p.m. James Hunter
9:30 to 11 p.m. Buddy Guy




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