Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward has proclaimed the Fulton Jazz Festival, (FJF), Aug. 12-13, “Fulton Jazz Weekend, ” said event co-chair, Joe Cortini. In addition, the City of Fulton and the Tobacco Free Network of Central New York have partnered with the event to make it a “tobacco free” festival. The event is on the shore of Lake Neahtahwanta, behind the Fulton War Memorial on Route 3 and admission is free.
“New Orleans Cajun cuisine will be back this year from Blue Moon Grill,” Cortini said. “More traditional fare will be offered by Upper Landings and Kathy’s Cakes and Specialty Treats. So you can get whatever you’re craving— spicy or sweet—to go with the great lineup of performers we have on tap.
“The big bands are back this year surrounding headliner Jumaane Smith, lead trumpeter for internationally famous vocalist Michael Buble, who will be appearing Saturday night. In fact, during those two days, there will be more than 60 musicians from all across America in six different groups performing on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage.”
The lineup is as follows:
Friday, August 12
5:00 p.m. Salt City Jazz Collective
6:30 Longwood Jazz Project
Saturday, August 13
4:00 p.m. FreeFall Jazz Orchestra
6:00 Headliner Jumaane Smith featuring Carmen Intorre on drums
The major sponsor for this year’s Fulton Jazz Festival is Fulton Savings Bank. Other prominent sponsors include: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Mimi’s Drive-In, Oswego Health, PathFinder Bank, Community Bank, Sunoco, Fulton Music Association, Davis-Standard, Eagle Beverage Company, and Oswego County Federal Credit Union.
Additional sponsors include: Foster Funeral Home, Empower Federal Credit Union, Burritt Motors, Huhtamaki, Inc., Key Bank, Price Chopper, Johnston’s LP Gas, Universal Metal Works, Fulton Community Development Agency, Eastern Shore Associates, Jim and Patricia Karasek, Riccelli-Northern, David Mirabito, Pinnacle Dental, and D-K Manufacturing.
Also The Great Outdoors, Steve and Deb Schnurr, Oswego County Heritage Credit Union Staff, Fulton Teachers Association, Canalview Travel, Realty USA, Ellen Ladd Tax & Financial Services, Raponi Plumbing and Heating, Paul A. Castaldo Construction, Inc., Critical-Vac Filtration, Oswego Valley Insurance Agency, Compass Credit Union, KBM Management, Big John Sales, Gina Camardello and Dan Dievendorf, Fulton Professional Firefighters Association, Hargraves Pharmacy, Longley Brothers Dodge, Fulton Medicine Place, William Lynch, Burke’s Home Center, Fulton School Administrators, and Oswego County Promotion and Tourism.
Other support comes from City of Fulton DPW & Recreation, Fulton Community Revitalization Corporation, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Oswego County Today, Uniforms, Etc., Oswego Harborfest, Tobacco Free Network of CNY, TOPS Market-Fulton, Furdi’s, and Mitchell’s Speedway Press.
For more information about the festival, call or text Cortini at (315) 760-5299, or [email protected] The event is also on Facebook under “Fulton Jazz Festival.”