Melissa Gardiner

Syracuse’s freelance singers and musicians are among those whose gigs all but evaporated after COVID-19 began shutting down bars, restaurants, casinos, banquet halls, and music venues.  Here's the next story in our series on how live performers are coping without places to perform. 

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A Mardi Gras Concert will heat up the Syracuse cold this weekend … while also helping to support a Performing Arts Center for people in one of the city’s struggling neighborhoods.  The event features a New Orleans legend who says music should help bridge divides.