New York State Blues Fest | New York by Rail

june, 2021

24jun(jun 24)1:00 am26(jun 26)1:00 amNew York State Blues Fest1:00 am - 1:00 am (26) Clinton Square, 2 South Clinton Street

Event Details

New York State Blues Fest

The annual three-day musical festival that celebrates blues music as one of the largest free events in the Northeast.

New York State Blues Fest Performance | Photo Courtesy of Savas Mallotides

New York State Blues Fest

This blues festival is one of the largest music events in the Northeast. Now being held from June 24-26 2021, the three-day annual festival is returning to provide music lovers with a fun and exciting blues experience. Each year the festival invites countless blues artists to perform their music for crowds of fans in Clinton Square, Syracuse. This event is a must-see attraction for anyone who enjoys music and wants a fun getaway for a weekend. Aside from the festival itself, the event organizers prioritize using blues music as a form of community outreach with programs like Blues in the Schools and Blues Ignition.

Attending the Blues Festival

Being one of the largest free music festivals in the Northeast, the festival is open to the public and people of all ages. The event organizers seek to cultivate a fun experience for all visitors and festival-goers are allowed to come and go as they please.

Participating in the Blues Festival

There is much more than music available at the festival for attendees to enjoy. Aside from walking around Clinton Square and listening to the variety of bands performing, there are multiple food and drink vendors to check out. For bathroom usage, there are multiple port-a-potties among Clinton Square, in which a handful are handicap accessible. Some of the rules for the festival, include no pets, no skateboarding, no glass containers, no coolers and no unauthorized audio or video recordings. All of the rules are set to ensure the safety of all festival goers to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment.

Take Amtrak to New York State Blues Fest

Attend the Blues Festival via Amtrak to the Syracuse Station—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 2.4 miles away from Clinton Square, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event.

Get picked up from the Syracuse Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Syracuse office today at 315-423-0022.


24 (Thursday) 1:00 am - 26 (Saturday) 1:00 am


Clinton Square

2 South Clinton Street