The New York State Rhythm & Blues Festival, Inc. 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.

The mission of the NYS Blues Festival is to preserve, protect and promote blues music and culture. The Syracuse, NY festival entertains while educating on the role of the blues in the development of popular music in the US and around the world.

Visit our friends at the Syracuse International Film Festival.

Popa Chubby Upstairs at the Dinosaur. 04/09/15 - The Beast from the East performs to benefit the NYS Blues Festival (MORE INFO)

KJ James Memorial Scholarship.
We are now taking applications for 2015! Deadline is June 11 (MORE INFO)

This event is made possible by a grant through New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Legislature, and by a Tier Three Project Support Grant through the County of Onondaga and is administered by CNY Arts.