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Syracuse, NY Music Festivals

NYS Fair Logo
New York State Fair
Not really a "festival" the New York State Fair is mammoth in the offerings but you can find lots of music.  At the Chevy Court they offer free music from top national artist 2 times a day.  There are also ticketed concerts at the Grandstand.

2014 Chevy Court Line Up:
August 21st @ 2:00 PM - Kelie Pickler
August 21st @ 8:00 PM - Barenaked Ladies
August 22nd @ 2:00 PM - Smash Mouth
August 22nd @ 8:00 PM - Jason Derulo
August 23rd @ 8:00 PM - Bacon Brothers
August 24th @ 8:00 PM - Young The Giant
August 25th @ 2:00 PM - Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone
August 25th @ 8:00 PM - John Kay & Steppenwolf
August 26th @ 2:00 PM - Bowzer’s Rock & Roll Party
August 26th @ 8:00 PM - Night Ranger
August 27th @ 2:00 PM - Chef Anne Burrell
August 27th @ 8:00 PM - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
August 28th @ 2:00 PM - Angie Johnson From The Voice
August 28th @ 8:00 PM - Eli Young Band
August 29th @ 2:00 PM - The Neighbourhood
August 29th @ 8:00 PM - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
August 30th @ 2:00 PM - Uncle Kracker
August 30th @ 8:00 PM - Bell Biv Devoe
August 31st @ 2:00 PM - MKTO
August 31st @ 8:00 PM - Phillip Phillips
September 1st @ 6:00 PM - The Doobie Brothers

2014 Grand Stand Line Up:
August 21st - Brad Paisley
August 22nd - Uproar Festival
August 23rd - Pitbull
August 25th - Kid Rock
August 26th - Train and The Wallflowers
August 27th - Carrie Underwood
August 28th - Journey with Cheap Trick
August 30th - Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr

Location: State Fair Grounds - Syracuse
Dates: August 21st to September 1st 2014
Cost: Chevy Court Free With Fair Admission - Grand Stand Vary By Artist
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website: www.nysfair.org


KROCK A THONKROCK A THON
The main Alternative Rock music festival in Syracuse.  KROCK A THON has been rockn' Syracuse for 18 years.  Usually held in July at the Chevy Court at the New York State Fairgrounds.

2014 Line Up:
Seether A Day to Remember Halestorm All That Remains Pop Evil Black Stone Cherry Saliva Fozzy Framing Hanely Starset Blacklite District

Location: Chevy Court
Dates: August 2nd, 2014
Cost: $30 and $42
Bar: Beer
Food: Concessions
Website: krockathon.com


Taste Of Syracuse Logo
Taste of Syracuse
A free event in and around Clinton Square.  They offer 3 stages of music along with family friendly entertainment, food trucks, restaurants will be set up and other vendors.

2014 Line Up:
Headliner - Blues Traveler
Volkswagen
Main Stage

Friday
12:00PM-1:30PM - Tim Herron
5:00PM-6:30PM - The Dirty Birds
6:50PM-7:50PM - Wayland
8:10PM-9:20PM - Vinyl Albums Live- music of the BLACK CROWES
9:30PM-11:00PM - Under The Gun

Saturday
BLUES BREWS & BBQ afternoon
1:00PM-2:00PM - Westcott JugSuckers
2:15PM-3:15PM - Double Barrel Blues Band
3:30PM-4:30PM - Carolyn Kelly Blues Band
5:00PM-6:30PM - from Austin, TX - Carolyn Wonderland
7:00PM-8:30PM - The BarnDogs PLUS – “Music of The Allman Brothers Band”
9:00PM-11:00PM - Blues Traveler

Delta Delta
Clinton Square Stage


Friday
12:00PM-1:30PM - Just Joe
1:40PM-2:40PM - Lori Anne’s tribute to the Oldies
3:30PM-4:30PM - Corey Paige
4:45PM-6:00PM - Michael & Anjela Lynn w/the Talented Ones
6:15PM-7:30PM - Stroke
7:45PM-9:15PM – Hard Promises
9:30PM-11:00PM - Prime Time

Saturday
12:00PM-1:00PM - Better Than Bowling
1:15PM-2:45PM - Hold The Air
3:00PM-4:00PM - Joe Whiting
4:15PM-5:15PM - Wild Honey
5:30PM-6:30PM - Mike Powell Band
6:45PM-7:45PM - Fabulous Ripcords
8:00PM-9:15PM - Driftwater
9:30PM-11:00PM - Custom Taylor

Alex and Ani
Erie Blvd Stage


Friday
12:00PM-1:30PM - Colin Aberdeen
4:15PM-5:15PM - Ruddy Well Band
5:30PM-6:30PM - The Master Thieves
6:45PM-8:00PM - Driftwood
8:15PM-9:30PM - The Goonies
9:45PM-11:00PM - Sophistafunk

Saturday
12:00PM-1:00PM - Ben Fiore Trio
1:15PM-2:00PM - Honey Spoon
2:00PM-3:00PM - Hobo Graffiti
3:15PM-4:15PM - Merit
4:30PM-5:45PM - Teagan and the Tweeds
6:00PM-7:15PM - Candid
7:30PM-8:45PM - Gridley Paige
9:00PM-11:00PM - Scars & Stripes

Location: Clinton Square - Syracuse
Dates: June 6th - 7th 2014
Cost: Free
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Food Trucks and Restaurant Booths
Website: www.tasteofsyracuse.com


NYS Blues Festival
New York State Blues Fest
Set in Clinton Square in Syracuse as the name states Blues Music is the primary focus of this festival.

2014 Line Up:
Friday July 18th

4:00p Dr. Killdean
5:00p The Barking Loungers
6:15p Johnny Rawls
7:45p Popa Chubby
9:30p Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers

Saturday July 19th
2:00p The Ripcords
3:15p The Carolyn Kelly Blues Band
4:30p Trampled Under Foot
6:00p Shakura S'Aida
7:45p Dana Fuchs
9:30p Mark Hummel and the Golden State Lone Star Review

Location: Clinton Square - Syracuse
Dates: July 18th - 19th 2014
Cost: Free
Bar: Beer
Food: Concessions
Website:www.nysbluesfest.com


Syracuse Jazz Festival
Syracuse Jazz Fest
Syracuse Jazz Fest brings a strong line up of music to the city of Syracuse and even ends with fireworks on the last day.

2014 Line Up:
Julia Goodwin
Mark Doyle's Guitar Noir
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Nick Ziobro
Igor Butman & The Moscow State Jazz Orchestra
Raul Midon
B.B. King & His Orchestra

Location: OCC Campus, Syracuse, NY
Dates: July 11th & 12th 2014
Cost: Free - Event parking is $5 per vehicle
Bar: ?
Food: Concessions
Website:www.syracusejazzfest.com


Utica Music & Arts Festival
The Utica Music & Arts Festival boasts over 100 bands performing in over 10 venues for 2 days.  Taking place throughout the city of Utica it is sure to be a hit.

Location: Various Venues in Utica
Dates: September 12th - 14th 2014
Cost: TBA
Bar: Varies By Venue
Food: Varies By Venue
Website: uticamusicandartsfest.net


95X Fest 2014
95X Fest
The 95X Fest is a strong day long music festival in the Syracuse alternative music scene.  Featuring 2 stages (one strictly for local music) and some major headliners.

2014 Line Up:
Adelitas Way
Smile Empty Soul
Otherwise
Nothing More
UME
Edisun
Cry To The Blind
How To Disappear Completely
Jeremiah's Razor
Wrestling - Featuring: Sabu, Colin Delaney, Captin Nick Ando, Pun & Graham, Cheech, Jason Axe, J Freddie and more...

Location: Papermill Island, Baldwinsville
Dates: June 21st 2014
Cost:
Bar: Beer
Food: Concessions
Website: www.95x.com


Sterling Folk Festival
The Sterling Folk Festival is done at a very unique venue set in the woods of Sterling.  If your looking to have a great time with some Folk music in a back to nature setting this is the place for you!

2014 Line Up:
Anders Osborne
Tim Herron Corporation
ArethusaRyan Montbleau
Big Leg Emma
Ryan Vanderhoof
Tall HeightsThe Blind Spots
Los Blancos
SLUG
Master Thieves
The Happy Dog
Gerald Henderson

Location: Sterling, NY - Sterling Stage Kampitheater
Dates: May 22nd - 25th 2014
Cost: Day Passes - $40 Advance $50 at Gate
        Weekend Passes $70 Advance $85 at Gate
Bar: ?
Food: ?
Website: www.sterlingstage.com


Ameribeat
Ameribeat
Celebrating the melting pot of American music and visual arts.   Located at the rustic setting of the Sterling Kampitheater.

2014 Line Up:
George Wesley's I-Tations
Campfire Session w/ THC Duo & Friends
Jesse Collins Quartet
Subsoil
Turkuaz
Campfire Session w/ The Independent Jazz Defendants
Yoga w/ Brother Jon
Greener Grass Band
Professional Victims
Slyboots Drum Ensemble
Root Shock
Ameribeat Orchestra
The Primate Fiasco
Spiritual Rez
Nahko and Medicine For The People
Annie In The Water
Our Friends Band

Location: Sterling, NY - Sterling Stage Kampitheater
Dates: June 26th - 29th 2014
Cost: Day Passes - $40 Advance $50 at Gate
        Weekend Passes $70 Advance $85 at Gate
Bar: ?
Food: ?
Website: www.sterlingstage.com


String Fling
String Fling
String Fling features an acoustically inspired mix of Folk, Jamgrass, Americana and more.  Set in the rustic Sterling Kampitheater.

2014 Line Up:
The Blind Owl Band
Jatoba
Zach Deputy
Primo Ganso
The Ruddy Well Band
Hot Beer Band
Mossback Mule Band
The Pluckin' Grassholes
Hot Day At The Zoo
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Jatoba

Location: Sterling, NY - Sterling Stage Kampitheater
Dates: July 31st - August 3rd 2014
Cost: Day Passes - $40 Advance $50 at Gate
        Weekend Passes $70 Advance $85 at Gate
Bar: ?
Food: ?
Website: www.sterlingstage.com


Last Daze
Last Daze of Summer
Closing out the summer music season of the Sterling Stage with a spirited mix of Folk, Roots and Jamband music.  Set at the rustic Sterling Kampitheater.

2014 Line Up:
Wild Adriatic
Aqueous
The Fabulous Ripcords
Tired Iron
Jam Factor
Eric Brown Band
The Ruddy Well Band
Jackie Green

Location: Sterling, NY - Sterling Stage Kampitheater
Dates: September 18th - 21st 2014
Cost: Day Passes - $40 Advance $50 at Gate
        Weekend Passes $70 Advance $85 at Gate
Bar: ?
Food: ?
Website: www.sterlingstage.com


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