Vanessa Collier, young and rising faster then a shooting star. this talented young female bandleader, singer and saxophonist makes blues and saxy soulful. Second time around for PB and J and her sax walk down Margaret Street is still being talked about. 2017 nominated for Saxophonist of the year.
JP Soars is a 1st Place Winner in The International Blues Challenge (IBC), Winner of the Guitarist of the year Albert King Award and was nominated for Best Contemporary Male Artist at the Blues Music Awards. One of the band leaders of the super-group, Southern Hospitality, JP is hailed as one of the best guitarists in Blues. He goes from acoustic gypsy jazz to a 2 string cigar box then to a full tilt electric boogie. Hold on to your hats when JP Soars plays, we are going to party!
2017 Grammy nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner. Second time through PB& where he packed the house with his phenomenal band. Joe is a boundary-pushing icon of modern blues, a living legend! Another not to be missed show!
Kenny Neal, three time Grammy nominated International Blues superstar. This years winner for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year as well as Contemporary Male Artist of the Year. A true living blues Legend, a multi-instrumentalist with his tight family band. They do a a bayou swamp blues, real deal, professional and so much fun! This show is the absolute not to be missed show of the season! 18 dollars in advance and 20 dollars at the door.
The fourth of July is going to explode with Sugaray Rayford and his full band for a FREE show at 8PM at McDonough Monument Park. Sugaray was nominated for the prestigious BB King Entertainer award and the Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year. Internationally acclaimed, soul soaked and one of the BEST live international blues shows on the big stage. Backed by his full band with horns that will set the town’s rockets bursting into the air even before the fireworks start.
Southern Avenue is performing Friday night, July 7th at the McDonough Monument Park at 7PM, a free show sponsored by Plattsburgh Blues and Jazz for Mayors Cup. This band that defines Memphis Music where soul meets RnB. One of the most talked about bands in the blues today with a meteoric rise to international fame. They have a self titled new album with Stax Records and their live show is known for immense energy, funkified and making people dance in the streets. This will be a highlight of Mayors Cup weekend, a show that is not to be missed.
Nick Schnebelen Band is coming to Mayors Cup On July 7th for a 5:30 Free outdoor show at Trinity Park. Then Nick and his Band are going to heat up the night after the mayors Cup concerts at 9PM with a dance party at Olive Ridleys! Nick is a world class guitar player and one of the members of the award winning band Trampled Under Foot. In 2008 Trampled Under Foot won the Best Band at The International Blues Competition and Nick won The Albert King Award for “Best Guitarist”. Then in 2014, Trampled Under Foot got the prestigious Blues Music Award for “Band of The Year” as well as “Album Of The Year” This is a post mayors Cup Festivities special 5 dollar show. Second time around for this band this year, everyone loved his show so much. Come on down and party Kansas City Blues Style!
Dawn Tyler Watson, Free Concert 7 pm at McDonough Park to celebrate Canada Day with the best Band In Candada, the phenomenal Dawn Tyler Watson and her full band. This years winner of the International Blues Challenge as ” Band of the Year”. Past winner of Canada’s Maple Blues Awards for “Female Artist of the Year”, nine Quebec Lys Blues Awards, a Trophées France Blues for Female International Artist of the Year. Experience the joy and excitement of seeing this band live!