Outdoor live music

Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival / CNY Jazz

The combination of live music and wine returns to Syracuse’s Clinton Square late next month for an 11th year.  Organizers of the Berkshire Bank Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival are reassuring music lovers that they won’t have to go without an annual signature jazz event.


Patrick Hosken

On Sunday, thousands gathered on Westcott Street between Concord and Dell to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Westcott Street Cultural Fair. Intermittent downpours started around 1:30 but couldn't kill the party. Performers still sung and danced in the rain while crowds huddled and watched from the Recess Coffee porch or from the windows of the packed Petit Branch Library. According to the fair's website, nearly 8,000 people come out each year to enjoy the festivities.

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This weekend, Westcott Street will harken back to its hippie history.

The Westcott Street Cultural Fair, which takes place Sunday, Sept. 21 from noon to 6:30 p.m., began in 1991 after a group of arts-minded neighborhood residents sought to celebrate their surroundings. Westcott Street was once called the "Greenwich Village of Syracuse" for its commitment to local culture, fair organizer Sharon Sherman said.

Patrick Hosken

Wednesday's Jazz in the City event, held at Perseverance Park at Salina and Fayette streets, was kind of blue. In the jazz realm, that's always a good thing.

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A free concert series returns to Onondaga Park in Syracuse starting next Tuesday, and continues every Tuesday night until into early August.  THE JULY 1st PERFORMANCE IS BEING RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO THE WEATHER.  See schedule below.

The City of Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation Pops in the Park  series now includes five concerts on July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 5.  The shows are free and open to the public.  Here's the rundown from a city press release:

Mark Bialczak

  We started our outdoor music season Saturday night with a trip to the pavilion they put up on the parking lot next to Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub over there on Tipperary Hill.