Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday July 20: Syracuse Nationals, Empire Brewfest kick off today

It's another big weekend for festivals and events in CNY. The 2012 Syracuse Nationals starts today at the New York State Fairgrounds. Of course that means awesome classic cars, swap meets, food, music, fireworks and much more. Click here for a schedule of events. Admission is $17 at the gate for adults, $8 for children. 

The Empire Brewfest also starts today with beers from a variety of  crafters along with live music and great food. This year, the event is combined with the American BBQ Championship featuring barbecue teams offering up their finest treats. Judging takes place Friday with results (and tasting) announced Saturday.

Also today
  • The Crimson Projeckt featurning members of King Crimson members (Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto) at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.), 8 p.m. - Standing room tickets are $29.50, seats $38.
  • Ed Kowalczyk with 3 Inch Fury, Twisted Folk and Silent Fury at the Scriba Town Inn (5338 State Route 104, Oswego), 6 p.m. - $17.50.
  • Middle Eastern Cultural Festival (St. Elian Aniochian Orthodox Christian Church (4988 Onondaga Rd), 4 to 10 p.m.
  • Trampled by Turtles with Hot Day at the Zoo, Jatoba and the Blind Owl Band at Paper Mill Island (136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville), 6 p.m. - $22.
  • Anna Vogel Trio at the Gazebo at Canal Landing Park (South First Street, Fulton), 6:30 p.m. - Free.
  • All-Star High School Band at Pulaski Park (West Genesee Street and Park Avenue), 7 p.m. - Free.
  • A.O.D. Team with A Double-J Igneous and Amp at Funk N’ Waffles (727 S. Crouse Ave. Suite 8), 7 p.m. - $13.
  • Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook at Valley Field Days (Meachem Field, W. Seneca Turnpike), 7:30 p.m. - Free.
  • Fulton Chain Gang at Cortland Main Street Music Series (Main Street, Cortland), 7 p.m. - Free..
  • Radio London, Cornell Arts Quad, Cornell University Campus, Ithaca, 7 p.m. - Free.
  • Joe Crookston at Eve Galleria (6456 Collamer Road, East Syracuse), 7:30 p.m. - $15.
  • Leo DiSanto with Greg Hoover at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 7:30 p.m. - $8.
  • George Jones at the Showroom at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (Thruway Exit 33, Verona), 8 pm.. - $70, $75, $80.
At the clubs
  • Tommy Barr at Bluewater Grill (11 Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9 p.m.
  • Brat N Blondz at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • Brifecta at Fusion Backstage Lounge (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • Camillians Band at Pelican Pete’s Pub (3251 Milton Ave., Fairmount), 8 p.m.
  • Chris Terra Band at JP’s Tavern (109 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville), 6 p.m.
  • Code Red at Daniella’s Steakhouse (670 State Fair Blvd.), 7 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at Aquino’s (910 Floyd Ave., Rome), 8:30 p.m.
  • Dan Elliott and the Monterays at Vernon Downs (4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon), 9 p.m.
  • Dead Creek Band at Iona Corners Tavern (67 Memphis Road, Memphis), 9 p.m.
  • Dovetail Joint at Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse), 5 p.m.
  • Dr. Killdean at Asil’s Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Fairmount), 9 p.m.
  • Dropouts at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 6 p.m.
  • E.S.P at Wise Guys Comedy Club and Bistro (201 S. Salina St.), 5 p.m.
  • El’Kabong Rides Aqain at Limp Lizard Bar and Grill (4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 8 p.m.
  • Fab 570 at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
  • Finn, Bristol and Kearns at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Dewey’s 3rd Ward Tavern (39 Bridge St., Seneca Falls), 10 p.m.
  • Hendry Band at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 10 p.m.
  • Hodson and Donelan at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 10 p.m.
  • Horn Dogs at Richie’s Bar and Grill (20 Classic St, Sherburne), 9 p.m.
  • JD and Rollin’ South at Silverado Inn (135 Marginal Road, Herkimer), 10 p.m.
  • Country.
  • John Cadley and Cathy Wenthen at Creekside Books and Coffee (35 Fennell St., Skaneateles), 7:30 p.m.
  • John Lerner Band at Bombadil’s (575 Main St., Phoenix), 6 p.m.
  • Just A Memory at Three Fat Guys (3898 New Court Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park St., Sylvan Beach), 7 p.m.
  • Piano Rock.
  • Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy at Spencers Ali Club House Tavern (East Second Street, Oswego), 6 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Trio at Rainbow Shores Hotel (186 S. Rainbow Shores Road, Pulaski), 7 p.m.
  • Los Blancos at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Rachel Lynn at Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge (7240 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 6 p.m.
  • Mark Zane and Friends at Café at 407 (407 Tulip St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Miss E and Dovetail Joint at Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse), 5 p.m.
  • Jamie Notarthomas at Big Papa’s Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 9 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Dan and Tom at Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus), 9 p.m.
  • Ozgar Digz at Sparky Town (324 Burnet Ave.), 7 p.m.
  • Raised On Radio at Wolffy’s Grill and Marina (2943 Lower Lake Road, Seneca Falls), 5 p.m.
  • Max Scialdone at Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach), 7 p.m.
  • Soul Sharks at Back on Track Again Tavern (68 Route 11, Brewerton), 9 p.m.
  • South Bay at MJ’s Chill ‘N Grill (8201 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 5 p.m.
  • Sugardaddys at Fusion (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 6 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys, the Briana Jessie Show at Anchor Bar and Grill (720 County Route 37, Central Square), 9 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Critics at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
  • Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook at MJ’s Chill ‘N Grill (8201 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 9 p.m.
  • R’n’B/ Funk.
  • Decree at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • Donna Colton and Sam Troublemaker at Anyela’s Vineyards (2433 West Lake Road,Skaneateles), 4 p.m.
  • Dr. Killdean at Corrado’s Restaurant at Riverforest Park (9439 Riverforest Road,Weedsport), 9 p.m.
  • f5 at McGillicuddy’s Pub and Lanes (5863 Scenic Ave., Mexico), 10 p.m.
  • Fab Five Paul at Riveredge Resort (17 Holland St., Alexandria Bay), 9 p.m.
  • Fully Loaded at Candy’s Hillside (6207 Rock Cut Road, Jamesville), 9 p.m.
  • Hendry at Clinton Square, Downtown Syracuse, 8 p.m.
  • The Edge, Malachai at Fusion (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 10 p.m.
  • The Fab 570 at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St.,Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Triple Shot at Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd.), 7:30 p.m.
  • Horn Dogs at Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus), 8 p.m.
  • Isreal Hagan and Stroke at Daniella’s Steakhouse (670 State Fair Blvd.), 7 p.m.
  • JD and Rollin’ South at Amber Inn (2424 Otisco Valley Road, Marietta), 9 p.m.
  • Tuff Luck at Knights of Columbus (47 Market St., Auburn), 8 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Pascale Wine Bar and Restaurant (104 Limestone Plaza, Fayetteville), 8:30 p.m.


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