cny-wine-and-jazz-fest.jpgWolcott, N.Y. - Once again, the Wolcott Area Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club are gearing up for the Foruth annual Central New York Wine & Jazz Fest.  The event will be held Saturday, August 4th, 2012 from 11am - 8pm in historic downtown Wolcott, NY.  This Agra-tourism event is proud to continue promoting and showcasing Central New York's increasing popularity in the production of fine wines and artisan distillers.  "It is quickly becoming a major summer experience in our region" said event chair Mike Bettis.  "Almost immediately after last years festival I began receiving e-mails and calls from interested wineries, vendors and musicians who heard about the success of the fest and wanted to be part of the 2012 event."  This year, 15 Upstate NY wineries are scheduled to offer tasting and sales amidst a backdrop of free live jazz entertainment from jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly 5:30pm - 8:00pm; jazz ensemble Andy Stobie and the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra 2:00pm - 4:30pm, regional jazz favorites the Allan Howe/Terrance Bruce Duo band of Syracuse 12pm - 2:30pm,Tenor Madness 11:00am - 1:30pm as well as local Jeff Sawyer and Angela. In addition to great wine & music there will be over eighty high-end vendors offering superior cheeses, jewelry and other artisan creations. The entertainment and access to non-wine vendors is free to the public as well as free parking.  For access to wine tasting on Main Street all 21 year olds with proper I.D. can purchase tickets at the gate for $20 or buy $15 Advance sale tickets either online at or by calling (315) 530-7171.  Designated drivers and non-tasting tickets are also available for only $10.  In addition to receiving access to all the wineries and their products, ticket holders also receive a gift bag with valuable coupons and a limited edition wine glass. For additional information contact: Mike Bettis, President - Wolcott Chamber of Commerce, Wolcott, New York (315) 754-6229, The Wolcott Chamber of Commerce mission is: to promote, enhance & support the business, civic, cultural, educational and spiritual interests and activities of the Wolcott community.  For more information on the Chamber visit  For more information on the Wolcott Lions Club visit

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CONTACT: Mike Bettis, President Wolcott Area Lion Club and Chamber of Commerce Phone (315) 754-6229 Fax (315) 754-6431