Syracuse, NY – The 24th Westcott Street Cultural Fair on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. held in the 500 block of Westcott St. brings an impressive lineup for fans of local music and dance.
The Fair’s mission is to promote a strong sense of community among the diverse people who live and work in the Westcott neighborhood and to increase awareness of the attractiveness and viability of Westcott as a great place to work, shop, socialize and play.
The Main Stage, once again sponsored by WAER and located in the Dorian’s parking lot on Westcott Street, will present local favorites like Master Thieves, Latin-fem-folk-fusion act Dos XX, and New Orleans-style brass band Second Line Syracuse, Brownskin Band headlines, bringing infectious soul to the Main Stage.
The Dell Street Multicultural Stage features eclectic sounds from around the globe, starting with Keyna Hora Klezmer Band, followed by The Causeway Giants, reggae, soul and dub band Root Shock, gospel music by Voices of Syracuse and West African drumming and dancing by Adanfo.
Appearing on the Westcott Street Acoustic Stage are Diamond Someday, Easy Ramblers, Amanda Rogers, Swing This!!, and The Pale Green Stars. Tim Herron will close the stage.
The Harvard Dance Stage, located in the community lot in front of the Wacheva Cultural Arts Studio, features a diverse line-up: the Butler-Sheehan Academy of Traditional Irish dance, the Bassett Street Hounds, Alegre Flamenco, ODESA Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Kalabashh Caribbean Dance Troupe, La Familia de la Salsa, and a range of performances from Wacheva’s own dancers and drummers.
Be sure to swing over to the Beech St Belly Dance stage near Casa de Cuse (formerly Abdo’s). Along with the always entertaining mix of local belly dancers, this year the stage opens with Syracuse Community Choir, which is celebrating it’s 30th year anniversary.
Last but not least, the fair has plenty to offer in the way of children’s entertainment with hands-on activities all day long near Petit Library. The Kids Stage will showcase a variety of engaging acts, including Elks Pride Drum Line, Music Together, Storytelling with Vanessa Johnson, Professor Klutzo, African drumming with Savana Juvanais and Nottingham High School’s Meadowbrook Harlequins.. Kids’ Races will be held at 2:50, with free registration available on-site starting at 12:30. Awards will follow the races.
The Westcott Street Cultural Fair is a volunteer effort organized by Westcott Area Cultural Coalition. Major sponsors include WAER, CNYArts and the City of Syracuse/UNSAAC. All performances are free and open to the public
For more information, visit the fair’s website at www.westcottstreetfair.org or visit them on Facebook.