Clinton Sq. will likely be filled with the blues this summer time with the 27th annual NYS Blues Competition.
The three day occasion will happen from June 27 to 29 with two levels. Admission is free, however VIP tickets can be found which give attendees entry to the VIP catering tent and bar by Dinosaur BBQ and VIP seating on the entrance of the gang. VIP tickets vary from $50-$200 with early chook pricing.
Headlining this yr’s competition are acts are Chicago guitarist Lurrie Bell and Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul out of New York Metropolis.
Lurrie Bell, the son of blues harmonica participant Carey Bell, picked up his father’s guitar at age of 5 and taught himself to play. Having grown up round blues musicians all of his life, his influences embrace Eddie Taylor, Large Walter Horton, Eddie C. Campbell, Eddie Clearwater, Lovie Lee, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins, and Muddy Waters.
Steven Van Zandt, a.ok.a. Little Steven, brings his all-star band the Disciples of Soul, a 14-strong ensemble made up of a number of the finest studio and dwell musicians within the enterprise. After serving to create the “Jersey Shore” sound with the Asbury Jukes, Van Zandt turned a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Road Band, after which a solo artist.
NYS Blues Competition may even have a pre-fest occasion that includes Victor Wainwright and the Practice with particular visitor Hayden Fogle. That present will likely be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday June 26, 2019 within the Persian Terrace on the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Tickets are $20 with superior pricing.
Thursday, June 27
5 p.m. – Dangerous Mama’s Blues Band 6 p.m. – Brownskin Band 7:30 p.m. – Dumpstahfunk
Friday, June 28
four p.m.-Steve Grills & The Roadmasters 5 p.m.- Joe Beard 6:20 p.m. – Daybreak Tyler Watson 7:25 p.m.- Miss E. 7:45 p.m. – Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials 9:30 p.m. – Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Saturday, June 29
1 p.m.-Blues Ignition 2 p.m.- Nate Gross three:15 p.m.-Jess Novak three:45 p.m.- Ron Spencer Band 5:30 p.m.-The Carolyn Kelly Blues Band 6:45 p.m.- Max Eyle & John Driscoll 7:15 p.m.-Lurrie Bell 9 p.m.-Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
5 p.m.- Jess Novak eight:25 p.m.- Max Eyle & John Driscoll