Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday, July 13: New York State Blues Festival starts today

Oh yeah, the hottest of all the summer festivals, the New York State Blues Festival, kicks off today in Syracuse’s Clinton Square and you don’t want to miss a thing. Music starts at 4:30 p.m. with an acoustic performance by Anders Osborne with Johnny Sansone.

Today’s lineup also includes Mick Hayes (5:30 p.m.), Anders Osborne with Johnny Sansone – electric (6:30 p.m.), Monkey Junk (7:45 p.m.), and Matt Schofield (8:45 p.m.). A three-day pass is $25. Daily admission is $10. This year’s festival also includes a Club Crawl featuring even more blues at some of Syracuse’s best club venues. A pass is $10 and buys admission to any or all the venues. Here’s tonight’s club lineup:

  • Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.) – Jimmy Wolf (8.45 p.m.), Oli Brown (10:00 p.m.), Matt Schofield (midnight)
  • Redfield’s at the Crown Plaza (701 E. Genesee St.) – The Super Delinquents (8.45 p.m.), Mick Hayes (10 p.m.), Billy Thompson (midnight)
  • Laffayette Room at the Crown Plaza (701 E. Genesee St.) – Bluesfest Jam Session (9 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
Also tonight
  • Downtown Canandaigua Art and Music Festival featuring bands including Grand Canyon Rescue Episode, Dan Eaton Band, Nevergreen and The Fools at Main Street, Canandaigua -
  • Djug Django on the Cornell Arts Quad in Ithaca, 7 p.m. – Free admission.
  • Terry Brennan and Dan Testa at the Adirondack Scenic Railroad (train running from Utica to Remsen and starting at 6 p.m. at 321 Main St., Utica), $40 first class, $25 coach.
  • Letizia and the Z Band at Paper Mill Island (136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville), 6:30 p.m. - Free admission.
  • NY Country Jam 2012 with Lyndsey Highlander, Steel Magnolia, Gretchen Wilson (Madison-Bouckville Antique Festival Grounds, Bouckville) 
  • Women’s Right to Rock Festival at the People’s Park (35 Water St., Seneca Falls), free admission.
  • 3 Inch Fury, Gridley Paige and Dashboard Nixon at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom (Thruway Exit 33, Verona), 8 p.m. - $20 at the door.
  • Tullamore Celtic Band at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion (151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua ), 8 p.m. - $9 adults, $4 youth, free 5 and under.
At the clubs
  • 2 Hour Delay at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant (301 W. Fayette St.), 9 p.m.
  • 3’s A Crowd Band at Krabby Kirk’s Saloon (55 Genesee St., Camillus), 9 p.m.
  • Anna Vogel Trio at BC Restaurant (247 W. Fayette St.), 8 p.m.
  • Backflash at Back on Track Again Tavern (68 Route 11, Brewerton), 9 p.m.
  • Tommy Barr at Bluewater Grill (11 Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9 p.m.
  • Black Water Blues Band at Bombadil’s (575 Main St., Phoenix), 6 p.m.
  • Brass Inc at Ramada Inn (41 Lakefront Drive, Geneva), 5 p.m.
  • Broken Nails at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 10 p.m.
  • Butternut Creek Revival at Café at 407 (407 Tulip St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Jerry Cali at Auburn Ale House (288 W. Genesee St., Auburn), 7 p.m.
  • Code Red at Old Boathouse (1397 Route 49, Constantia), 9 p.m.
  • Tommy Connors at Gio’s Tavern (207 Walton St.), 5 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at Ithaca Ale House (111 N. Aurora St., Ithaca), 10:30 p.m.
  • Down To Funk at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook at Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.), 11 p.m.
  • Dovetail Joint at Big Papa’s Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 9 p.m.
  • Dropouts at Bellevue Country Club (1901 Glenwood Ave.), 7 p.m.
  • East of Earth at Fusion Backstage Lounge (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • El’ Kabong Rides Again at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 7:30 p.m.
  • f5 at Lighthouse Lanes (295 E. Albany St., Oswego), 7 p.m.
  • Fate at Anchor Bar and Grill (720 County Route 37, Central Square), 9 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 10 p.m.
  • Gunrunners at O’Toole’s (113 Osborne St., Auburn), 9 p.m.
  • Hendry Band at Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 10 p.m.
  • Hodson and Donelan at Waterfront Tavern (204 River Island Drive, Brewerton), 5:30 p.m.
  • Isreal Hagan and Stroke at Dinosaur Bar-B- Que (246 W. Willow St.), 9:30 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Trio at Brae Loch Inn (5 Albany St., Cazenovia), 7 p.m.
  • Los Blancos at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 10 p.m.
  • Mark Zane and Friends at Creekside Books and Coffee (35 Fennell St., Skaneateles), 7:30 p.m.
  • Midnight Mike Petroff Blues Band at LWB’s Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus), 8:30 p.m.
  • Miss E and Dovetail Joint at Big Papa’s Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 9 p.m.
  • Morris and the Hepcats at Wander Inn (33 Route 32, Constantia), 8 p.m.
  • Nasty Habit, Dead End, Sweet Cheetah at Fusion (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 10 p.m.
  • No Excuses at Fusion (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 6 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Tom Barnes at Overlook Lakeside Restaurant and Tavern (2437 Route 174, Otisco), 8:30 p.m.
  • Puente Flamenco at Dolce Vita World Bistro (907 E. Genesee St.), 7 p.m.
  • Red Spider at Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus), 7:30 p.m.
  • Rockslide at Lakeview Lanes (723 W. Broadway, Fulton), 9 p.m.
  • Ron Spencer Band at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Max Scialdone at Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach), 7 p.m.
  • Shakedown at JP’s Tavern (109 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville), 6 p.m.
  • Sirsy at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Smart Alec at Woody’s Jerkwater Pub and Grub (2803 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 6:30 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys at Station 58 (3504 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • Chris Terra at Bull and Bear Pub Patio (125 E. Water St.), 5:30 p.m.
  • The Goods at Limp Lizard Bar and Grill (4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 9 p.m.
  • The Other Guise at Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd.), 7 p.m.
  • Wagner at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.


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