TK99’s Blues, Brews and BBQ becomes free event

By Mark Bialczak, The Post-Standard

There’s a new twist on a Memorial Day Weekend favorite in Central New York.

The folks at Syracuse rock radio station TK99 announced this morning that the annual Blues, Brew and BBQ will be a free-admission event, on May 29 at the state fairgrounds’ Chevy Court in Geddes.

Headliners will be Max Weinberg and his big band, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.

If that doesn’t scratch your Jersey shore itch …

The lineup also will include guitarist Coco Montoya, former band mate of John Mayall, and Syracuse’s The Fabulous Ripcords. Two more Syracuse bands will be announced, likely to be Super DeLinquents and The Chris Terra Band.

The doors will open at 2 p.m., and the music will start at 3 p.m.

Last year, Kenny Wayne Shepherd headlined, and the ticket cost $20 in advance or $25 at the gate.

TK99 Erases Admission Charge for Concert

SYRACUSE — The annual “Blues, Brews and BBQ” concert hosted by Galaxy Communications’ classic rock stations TK99/TK105 (WTKV/WTKW) will be open to the public for free this year. Headliners include Max Weinberg, who gained fame as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen and later as the bandleader on Late Night with Conan O’Brien during the comedian’s NBC years.

According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, the announcement was made during the Gomez and Dave morning show earlier this week. The May 29th concert, which will also feature Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, will take place at the State Fairgrounds. A number of local bands are expected to appear before the headline acts.

Tickets were $20-25 for last year’s concert, which featured Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

May 29th is the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Gates open at 2pm and the music is scheduled to start at 3pm.

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