The Chenango Blues Association has announced its lineup for the 2nd annual Chenango Summer Jam, set to take place from noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the East Park stage in downtown Norwich.
Set to perform are the Waydown Wailers, Conehead Buddha, Flow Tribe, Cris Jacobs Band and headliners Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.
The Chenango Blues Association has been organizing and running the annual Chenango Blues Festival for more than 20 years now, the committee comprised of experienced music lovers. The committee opted to branch out last year with a free one-day summer festival, upon the suggestion of some newer committee members, and it was a popular event within the community. Blues Association President Eric Larsen said the stage in East Park has made events such as Summer Jam and the Free Summer Concert Series possible.
There is no cost of admission for day-long event - with gratitude extended to sponsors Preferred Mutual and Morrisville State College. The Blues Association committee encourages attendees to support local merchants for food and beverages, yet coolers with food or non-alcoholic drink may be brought into the park.
As East Park is a county park, the city’s legislation with regard to open containers will be in effect.
Park Place Restaurant and Lounge, however, will again have an outdoor beer and wine garden offering a view of the stage, while the Norwich Elks Lodge will hold a pig roast fundraiser the day of the event.