Friday – Five bands kick off a full slate of music
Getting things started off on Friday July 26th in the Oswego County Federal Credit Union Jazz & Blues Park will be “Our Friends Band”, based in Oswego, New York. They will bring their blend of funky blues to the Labatt Blue Light Jazz & Blues Stage. Next up will be “Funky Blu Roots”, from Pompano Beach, Florida. They will entertain the crowd with their blues rock show. The third slot on Friday belongs to the “Billy Hector Band” from New Jersey. This group boasts Asbury Park Awards for Best Guitarist, Best Blues Band and Living Legend. Next up on the schedule will be the “Jimmy Wolf Band” from the Mohawk Valley region of New York State with their blues, rock and R&B show. Rounding out the night on the Labatt Blue Light Jazz & Blues Stage will be “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues” with roots dating back to Chicago in 1964 working with Muddy Waters.
Saturday – Five more bands hit the stage
Saturday July 27th will find five more bands in the Oswego County Federal Credit Union Jazz & Blues Park at the popular Washington Square venue. The first group of the day is “Paradigm Shift” based in Rochester, New York with their soul jazz music. Next up will be “E.S.P.” based in Syracuse, New York. with their Latin jazz sounds. The next combination is sure to be a favorite of the day as Harborfest is always proud to be able to involve musicians connected to the SUNY system whenever possible. This year SUNY Fredonia and SUNY Oswego will be represented in this time slot on the Labatt Blue Light Jazz & Blues Stage. The final act of the night will “wrap” around the Grucci fireworks display presented by Entergy. It will be a repeat performance from Friday night as “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues” will take the stage before and after the fireworks display.
Sunday – Prime Time Funk close out Harborfest
Two great acts in the Oswego County Federal Credit Union Jazz & Blues Park will round out Harborfest on Sunday July 28, 2013. First up will be “Brownskin Band” based in Syracuse, New York with their R&B style of music. Capping off the day will be one of the most powerful horn bands to ever hit the jazz and blues scene will round out the festival as “Prime Time Funk” takes to the Labatt Blue Light Jazz & Blues Stage. This ten piece horn band with roots in Rochester, New York, boasts some of the best jazz and blues musicians anyplace.
2013 should be nothing short of spectacular in the Oswego County Federal Credit Union Jazz & Blues Park. Along with three days full of great local, regional and national artists, visitors will be able to enjoy the Jazz & Blues Café and many food vendors including the “Price Chopper House of BBQ”.