2012 Harborfest venue naming rights for sponsors announced

Many great sponsors are what make Harborfest continue to be an admission free festival entering its 25th event this July. While a complete line-up of entertainers and performances will be handled in future press releases, several sponsors need to be recognized for their support of the many venues at Harborfest.

The Labatt Blue Light Jazz & Blues Park will again be in Washington Square with a Trolley stop at East Fourth and East Bridge Streets. The support of Labatt Blue Light is made possible locally by the Eagle Beverage Company. The Oswego County Federal Credit Union Jazz & Blues Stage, located within the park, will have some of the best entertainment ever offered at Harborfest for jazz and blues fans.

The Novelis Family Park returns to Franklin Square with a Trolley stop at West Third and West Seneca Street. This popular venue will again be centered on family fun and children’s activities. Oswego Health and The Palladium-Times will sponsor stages in the park and the Children’s Parade which will originate from the Novelis Family Park. In addition to sorted entertainment in the park, Entergy will be sponsoring two children’s musicals in 2012 as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Traitors on the Border will both be performed by area students.

NRG Oswego Harbor Power will again be the title sponsor for the Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park. The stage will again play host to great national entertainment acts from Thursday night right through Sunday afternoon. The Thursday night opening ceremonies and concerts on the NRG Lakeview Stage will again be sponsored by Budweiser through their local distributor Eagle Beverage Company.

C’s Beverage Center Veterans Stage at River Walk West will showcase a variety of local and regional entertainers.

Finally, the Historic Maritime District will host two distinct venues for Harborfest in 2012. The pier will be the docking point for the Tall Ships that will be in Oswego to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 with battle re-enactments on Saturday and Sunday with historic Fort Ontario. The other attraction will see the Maritime District Park transform into “Gasoline Alley” with a racing themed display headed up by the presence of Watkins Glen, the Oswego Speedway and others. More details, including a lakeside fireworks viewing area will be part of a finalized Maritime District press release.

Oswego Harbor Festivals, a federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, could not put on Harborfest each summer without the support of the sponsors that make it possible.

The 25th annual Harborfest in 2012 runs from July 26 to 29.