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2023 New York State Blues Festival

  • Dates: June 15, 2023 - June 17, 2023
  • Location: New York State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, NY 13209
  • Time: Thursday June 15 gate opens 4pm, music from 5pm - 11pm Friday June 16 gate opens 3pm, music from 4pm - 11pm Saturday June 17 gate opens 12pm, music from 1pm - 11pm
  • Price: Free
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The New York State Blues Festival is excited to announce its headlining acts for its 2023 event happening June 15 - 17 at Chevy Court at the NYS Fairgrounds. The New York State Blues Festival is one of the largest FREE blues events in the Northeast. This annual 3-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. Headlining night one of the 3 day fest will be blues rock guitar duo Blood Brothers featuring Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia on Thursday June 15. On Friday night June 16, Memphis based group, Southern Avenue, will bring their deeply soulful funky grooves to the evening’s top spot. The long running festival, founded in 1992, saves the happening’s biggest name for last though, as blues legend Buddy Guy, brings his Damn Right Farewell tour in for the event’s close. Guitar powerhouse, Samantha Fish, who’ll be touring with Buddy, plays the support spot just prior to the blues journeyman. The festival is free to attend, with all ages welcome. Parking in the Fairground’s Brown Lot is available 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. Lawn chairs are welcomed.

New York State Fairgrounds
  • 581 State Fair Blvd.
  • Syracuse, NY 13209