The Series of concerts are all staged outside on the corner of West Jefferson and Franklin Streets with Main concerts programmed from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm and the evenings' opening segments at 7:00 pm. In tribute to the longevity of the Candlelight Series and to the many businesses that for years have kept it alive, this year’s events are programmed with an eclectic mix of musical genres meant to attract both young and older audiences.
On July 11, the international guitar duo Loren Barrigar and Mark Bazengarb head here directly from their performance in Nashville at the Chet Atkins guitar convention. Ahead of them is the popular "Swing This!" band. On July 18, vocalist Marissa Mulder returns to her hometown fresh off her acclaimed successes in the NYC cabaret scene. The opener that night features the debut of another rising young singer, Danielle Patrice Evans. On July 25, the "Gonstermachers" hit the stage with its group of eclectically-styled instrumentalists and vocalist. That night, for equaly different musical entertainment, the "Inkarayku" Andean Folk Band marches into the Square to do the opening segment. This year’s Series closes on August 1 with the rollicking "JAMS" group (Joined Artists, Musicians and Singers) performing both the opening and main concerts.
The Candlelight Series is a free program of the Armory Square Association made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Govenor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administerd by CNYArts. The Downtown Committee, City of Syracuse and area businesses provide additional support.
July 11, 2015
Main Concert, 8:00 pm: International Guitar Duo Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb
Opening Act, 7:00 pm: “Swing This!” Band
July 18, 2015
Main Concert, 8:00 pm: Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Marissa Mulder
Opening Act, 7:00 pm: Rising Young Star Danielle Patrice
July 25, 2015
Main Concert, 8:00 pm: Eclectically-styled "Gonstermachers"
Opening Act: "Inkarayku" Andean Folk Band
August 1, 2015
Opening & Main Concerts: "JAMS" (Joined Artists, Musicians and Singers)