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Fulton Jazz Fest to be held Aug. 10 and 11

The 2012 edition of the Fulton Jazz Fest is set to bring cool jazz to the hot nights on the shores of Lake Neahtahwanta behind the War Memorial in Fulton.

It will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11. It is sponsored by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Admission is free to the two-day event, which kicks off Friday on the Eagle Beverage sponsored stage at 5 p.m. with Stroke, the award-winning R & B band from Syracuse that features Hall of Fame artist Isreal Hagan.

Grupo Pagán, a Latin-American band based in Syracuse, will finish the evening with its high energy sound. The band is influenced by Santana, Shakira, Sade, and more, while adding original music to its set list.

Saturday’s lineup up starts with vocalist Anna Vogel, who will sing the standards of the Great American Songbook at 5 p.m.

She will be followed by Nancy Kelly. Finishing the evening is Brass Inc., the high energy nine-piece horn band from Central New York.

Plenty of free parking is available and the gates will open at 4:30 p,m.

Local restaurants, The Blue Moon Grill and Upperlandings, will be on site to provide a variety of Cajun and American cuisine as well as Kathy’s Cakes and Specialty Treats, who will be providing a variety of desserts.

Alcohol will be available for purchase with proper valid identification. No coolers or pets will be allowed on site.  Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.

Sponsors for the 2012 Fulton Jazz Fest include Eagle Beverage Company, Fulton Savings Bank, Chirello Advertising, Oswego Health, Pathfinder Bank, Uniforms, Etc., Canalview Dental, Windstream Communications, Price Chopper, Canalview Travel Service, Caraccioli & Associates, Critical-Vac Filtration Corp., Davis Cleaning Service, Eastern Shore Associates, Foster Funeral Home, Inc. Great Lakes Horticulture, HELP! Small Business Solutions, James J. Campbell, MD PC, Linda Thomas-Caster & Sandra Farrands of RealtyUSA Fulton, Metlife Financial Services, Mimi’s Drive In Inc., and  Oswego County Ambulance and Hearse Service. Media sponsors are The Valley News and YNN.

Those seeking more information may call the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 343-7681 or 297-2358.

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