There’s a new baby on the Syracuse festival scene. On Feb. 20 at the Palace Theatre on James Street comes the Snow Plow Blues Festival.
If you want to read about the who-is-coming and why-is-this-happening, the event is the subject of my column today for my weekly community blog on Syracuse Public Media site waer.org. You can find it by clicking the link below.
By the way, I’m all for another night full of music at the Palace, which is a couple of blocks from my dear wife Karen and I’s Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
And, the Friday night event also happens to kick off the second weekend of Syracuse’s annual Winterfest.
That’s the 14 days in which the citizenry of these parts says what the heck and parties because of the snow with chili cook-offs and wing walks and cocktail runs and Martinfest.
That last one is not an official Winterfest event. My friends host it in a nearby parking lot. It’s pretty awesome.
Here’s the link for the Snow Plow Blues Fest poster and Live Space Entertainment site.
Here’s the link to buy tickets to the Snow Plow Blues Festval. They cost $20, and also are available at Sound Garden in Armory Square.
Here’s the link for the Winterfest photo and other details.
Here’s the link to my story about last year’s Martinfest.
Los Blancos, Syracuse’s spirited roots and Americana band, plays at the the Snow Plow Blues Fest. Above, I caught them at last year’s Crawfish Festival in Clinton Square, kicking off the outdoor live music season. Full circle of life.
What does your city or region do to celebrate winter? How do you cure the winter blues? Is everybody set for blues music and Martinfest back-to-back?