The Summit Federal Credit Union Taste of Syracuse 2019 Presented by Tops to Feature Sugar Ray and Tribute to Youth Theme

Downloadable Schedule of Bands and List of Food Vendors for 2019

Syracuse, NY – Central New York’s biggest food and music festival is being held on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, 2019 in and around Clinton Square from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm both days.  Admission is free.

The Summit Federal Credit Union Taste of Syracuse is presented by Tops Friendly Markets.

The Taste of Syracuse will have non-stop music for two days.  Multi-platinum band Sugar Ray will headline the festival on Saturday night on the Bridgeland Auto Brokers Main Stage.  A total of 32 bands will play over the course of the weekend.  New this year, there will be a local talent showcase featuring the youth from Central New York on the Clinton Square Stage on Saturday from 11am-2pm.

Festival goers will have the chance to try delicious items from local eateries for only $1.  Several new restaurants and vendors have signed on for the 2019 festival and many fan favorites will be returning. “Click” on the following link  to download a list of 2019 Taste of Syracuse Confirmed Restaurants.

The Taste of Syracuse will once again feature Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.  Syracuse will be a qualifying stop for this famous eating competition.  Festival goers can watch this from the main stage on Saturday at 1:30 pm.

The Taste of Syracuse weekend has been named a “Tribute to Youth” to spotlight the event’s two charitable beneficiaries, Elmcrest Children’s Center and ARC of Onondaga. The Summit, Tops and other sponsors and vendors will be working with the festival to raise money for these great charities all weekend long.  All proceeds from activities at both The Summit’s tent and the Tops tent will be donated to the charities.

Taste of Syracuse Map

“The Summit is thrilled to be back as the title sponsor of Taste of Syracuse,” said Cheryl Pohlman, Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations for The Summit Federal Credit Union.  “As a local credit union, part of our mission is to support organizations that strengthen this community, which is why we’ve chosen Elmcrest Children’s Center and ARC of Onondaga as the event’s beneficiaries. Please stop by The Summit’s tent to spin our wheel for great prizes. All money raised goes directly to Elmcrest and ARC of Onondaga.”

“We are very pleased to return as the presenting sponsor of the Taste of Syracuse,” said Kathleen Allen, senior manager of community relations for Tops Friendly Markets.  “As the neighborhood grocery store serving the Syracuse community, we truly feel this is the right place to showcase our products.  We invite everyone to stop by our tent and help us support Elmcrest and ARC of Onondaga as we will be donating 100% of our proceeds to benefit these wonderful charities.”

Taste of Syracuse 2019 $1 Menu and Booth Locations

“We’re excited to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Taste of Syracuse,” said Galaxy Media chief operating officer, Carrie Wojtaszek. “No matter what you’re looking for, musically or food wise, we truly can say we’ve got it at the Taste of Syracuse!  We’re also thrilled to be raising awareness and funds for both Elmcrest Children’s Center and ARC of Onondaga.  We’d like to thank The Summit Federal Credit Union and Tops Friendly Markets for their support.  With help from our sponsors, we’re able to showcase this amazing event to the CNY community!”

2019 Taste of Syracuse Entertainment Line-Up

click on link below to download copy of Band Schedule.

Taste of Syracuse Band lineup 2019

 Friday ‐ June 7th

Bridgeland Auto Brokers Main Stage 

  • 12:00‐1:30|  Lunchtime Entertainment
  • 5:30‐7:00|    Brownskin Band w/Joe Driscoll, Old Skool set
  • 7:20‐8:50|    Country Swagg
  • 9:10‐11:00|  Under The Gun

Kinney Drugs Stage on Erie 

  • 12:00‐1:15|  Safe Word
  • 5:00‐6:00|    Buggin’ Out
  • 6:15‐7:25|    The Black River
  • 7:45‐9:10|    Rootshock
  • 9:30‐11:00|  Sophistafunk

Stage at Clinton Square 

  • 12:00‐1:30|  Just Joe
  • 3:15‐4:15|    Ed Hildreth
  • 5:00‐6:00|    Mr. Monkey
  • 6:20‐7:25|    Dangerous Type
  • 7:45‐9:10|    Stroke
  • 9:30-11:00|  Prime Time  

Saturday – June 8th

Bridgeland Auto Brokers Main Stage 

  • 1:30‐2:30|   Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Qualifier
  • 2:30‐3:15|   Mick Fury
  • 3:50‐4:50|   Meremortals
  • 5:00‐6:30|   Skunk City:  The Hip Hop Show
  • 7:00‐8:30|   Hard Promises
  • 9:00‐11:00|   Sugar Ray

Kinney Drugs Stage on Erie 

  • 12:00‐1:30| Colin Aberdeen
  • 1:40‐2:40|   Count Blastula
  • 3:00‐4:30|   The Old Main
  • 4:50‐6:20|   Jess Novak Band
  • 6:40- 9:00|   The Barndogs Plus: Celebrating 50 Years of The Allman Brothers Band
  • 9:30‐11:00|   Off The Reservation

Stage at Clinton Square 

  • 11:00‐1:30| Youth Talent Showcase   click for full schedule
  • 1:45‐2:45|   Lori Ann sings the Oldies
  • 3:00‐4:00|   Pale Green Stars
  • 4:20‐5:50|   The Ripcords
  • 6:10‐7:25|   Joe Whiting Band
  • 7:45‐9:10|   Tim Herron Corp
  • 9:30‐11:00|  Simplelife

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The Sponsors…

The Summit Federal Credit Union- Founded in 1941, The Summit Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned, full-service financial cooperative. With approximately $900 million in assets, The Summit has over 230 employees and provides a full range of affordable financial products and services to approximately 85,000 active members in Central and Western New York. For more information, visit

Tops Friendly Markets-Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s website at