Thank you to the 2016 Sponsors!

Major Sponsors

The Carmen Caramanica Jazz Trio features the astonishing Carmen Caramanica on guitar, Rick Compton on drums, and Cos Castellano on bass.  For more than 30 years these guys have captivated local jazz audiences with their full-throttle, one-of-a-kind sound.
Soulshine - acoustic pop duo
Jay Schnitt - Singer-songwriter at Musician and Art Preparator at Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College
Semi-finalist on NBC’s The Voice – Ryan Quinn
The Rattlin’ Bog is best known for a rousing Irish repertoire, showcasing rich harmonies, adept instrumentation, and quick humor, and highlighting a delightful range of musical styles from tunes of Celtic origin, to folk songs, to old time Gospel.
Darryl Rahn has a lot to say. At just 21, he has released 2 LP's, 2 EP's, 4 singles, and has toured extensively along the eastern US. Born and raised in Utica, NY, he fell in love with the craft of songwriting after buying The Avett Brothers' Second Gleam EP on a whim. Ever since, he has been churning out insightful folk tunes and doing everything he can to get them heard. His distinct tenor voice, narrative-rich lyrics, and virtuosic guitar lines have earned him spots on the same bill as national acts such as Guster, Wild Child, and Larry Burnett. He is currently on tour to support his latest EP, Waiting For The Clouds. 
Puttin' On the Ritz is a risk-taking 9-piece band, led by the fabulous vocals of Ann Carey and Mark Sisti, playing everything danceable from Benny Goodman to Steely Dan, Lena Horne to Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles to Rickie Lee Jones, Motown to Kalamazoo.  For over three decades this band has had enough fun on stage to start the party off before anyone else arrives, but then happily spreads their weird brand of fun like a contagion.
Plainfellow - Through many years of performing in various bands and acoustic projects, it's not a surprise that local musicians Aaron Cidzik (guitar/vocals) and Mike Hartnett (guitar/vocals) have joined forces to form the acoustic power duo known as Plainfellow.
The Mark Bolos Band - Contemporary Christian/Remix of Popular Rock songs
Vada March - Vada March is a versatile singer-songwriter from a small town in Upstate New York. Throughout the years, she has performed (both solo and in full bands) in many venues for crowds of all ages, as well as competed in numerous singing/talent competitions around NY.
Lorijo Manley's songs are jettisoned by her unequivocal status as a premier American guitarist. NY’s OutWords magazine started that buzz: "She makes magic through her music... channeling Jimi Hendrix through her fingers... spectacular." When asked about the recurrent Hendrix comparisons, she gives a humble shrug and says, “It’s the kinetic relationship we share with the guitar in live performance.“


Vocalist Ronnie Leigh has been impressing audiences for years from Syracuse to Seattle, and from New York City to Istanbul.  This five-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winner has shared the stage with Pat Metheny, The Yellowjackets, David Benoit, Special EFX, Spyro Gyra, David Sanborn, Tom Scott, Etta Jones and Jon Hendricks, as well as the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.  Though primarily a jazz interpreter, he also fronts his own band, Prime Time Funk.
Kappa is a local progressive jazz featuring Scottie Madonia, Harry Lumb, Richard Bostick, and Joe Karwacki. 
Rocky Graziano - Upstate NY based singer/songwriter, guitarist/bassist and independent film actor.
Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle are songwriters and singers, and have been performing for seven years in hundreds of events. Together they play acoustic and blues-style originals and favorites with a variety of instruments such as guitar, violin, banjo, harmonica, and ukelele.
Playing everything from modern-style polka to country to rock and even blues, Fritz’s Polka Band performs an eclectic mix of musical styles! Fritz's Polka Band is NOT an oompa pa band or the stereotypical "polka" band. In fact, FPB is known for breaking the stereotype regarding "polka" music. In 2010, FPB was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame!
FOUNDATION is an 8-piece Southern gospel band from Syracuse that reminds us where real "soul" music started out.
Elevator – classic 60’s and 70’s rock
Carobh Dugan - Traditional Irish music ensemble
Chert and the Artifacts - a band of academics and musical enthusiasts who play because they love music.


Adi Shakti Bellydance Troupe - a Fusion of World Dance and American Tribal Style Bellydance

Nick Piccininni and Jay Barady - As an acoustic duo, the sky is the limit for Nick & Jay. Covering everything including old fiddle tunes, bluegrass, classic rock, country, jazz and artists such as Mumford & Sons, Keith Urban, Michael Jackson, John Denver, Jimmy Cliff, Pure Prairie League and countless others, there is always something for everyone.  

Whether they're at festivals, bars, restaurants or the porch of an Inn, this duo always brings the dynamics and power of a full band. Always listening to what the other is playing, the same songs take on new life every time. Anyone who has seen these two play can tell you why it works and the reason is simple...

J. Schnitt - Singer-songwriter 




















Described as 5 jazz hepcats trapped in the body of a bluegrass band, the Dharma Bums String Band truly believes “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing”. 



Becca and the Tall Boys are a groove-intensive, acoustic celebration of all things rock, blues, Motown and country: signature takes on beloved classics, and soul-stirring originals. Brian Shafer on acoustic guitar, and Todd Russell on percussion provide a funky musical jungle gym that vocalist Becca Frame can have fun swinging around in.


2016 Musicians

Art & Music Festival - Saturday, August 27, 2016 

Celebrate the end of summer with us in a central New York village pretty enough to be on your calendar.  Plan to make the trip to Clinton, New York on Saturday, August 27, 2016 for a full day of exceptional live music, impressive artist wares and demonstrations, kids' activities, and a wide variety of interesting and healthy food selections.  The Clinton Art & Music Festival offers one of the most impressive and varied musical line-ups of any Upstate music festival, featuring over 20 musical acts -- from solo acoustic to 10-piece swing, Gypsy to Gospel, Irish to Oompah, jazz to Americana.  Stages feature notable guests from all over the Northeast -- and its all FREE!  But there's so much more....  musical petting zoo, art tent, and clay activities.  Everything gets underway mid-morning and goes on until dusk.  Join several thousand of your closest friends for a day that you will remember long after summer fades.

Free admission to live music sites!

Artist Regsitration

All artist must submit a signed registration form and three (3) images to be considered for the 2016 Clinton Art & Music Festival.

Food Vendors

All food vendors must submit a signed registration form to be considered for the 2016 Clinton Art & Music Festival.

Become a Sponsor of the 2016 Clinton Art and Music Festival

Click here to download the Sponsor Packet.

Band Sponsors

Children's Tent Sponsors

Contact Us

Please call contact Crystal Maury, event chair at or 315-269-7799 with any questions.  This is a Clinton Chamber of Commerce event.  Please contact the Chamber at 315-853-1735 or

2016 Music Schedule

11:00 am
Rocky Graziano (8 Fresh)

12:00 pm
Nick Piccinini and Jay Barady (Alexander Hamilton Institute)
Mark Bolos Band (Stone Presbyterian Church)
Acoustic Duo, Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle (Tom’s Natural Foods)

1:00 pm
Chert & the Artifacts (8 Fresh)
Special Guest, Semi-finalist on NBC’s The Voice – Ryan Quinn (Gazebo)
The Dharma Bums String Band (NBT Bank)

1:30 pm
Carobh Dugan (Kirkland Art Center)
Singer/Songwriter David Smith (Tom’s Natural Foods)

2:00 pm
Elevator – classic 60’s and 70’s rock (Across the Row Bistro)
Becca and the Tall Boys (Alexander Hamilton Institute)
Kappa (Stone Presbyterian Church)

2:30 pm
Vada March (8 Fresh)
Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Ronnie Leigh (NBT Bank)
Singer/ songwriter, J. Schnitt (The Village Tavern)

3:00 pm
The soulful, gospel sounds of Foundation (Gazebo)
Singer/ Songwriter Kayla Marie McMahon (Tom’s Natural Foods)

3:30 pm
The Rattlin’ Bog (Kirkland Art Center)

4:00 pm
Lorijo Manley (8 Fresh)
The Carmen Caramanica Jazz Trio (Across the Row Bistro)
Fritz’s Polka Band (Alexander Hamilton Institute)
Soulshine (Stone Presbyterian Church)

4:30 pm
Singer/Songwriter Darryl Rahn (Tom’s Natural Foods)
The Stan Premo Project (The Village Tavern)

5:00 pm
Puttin’ On the Ritz (Gazebo)
Adi Shakti Bellydance Troupe (Kirkland Art Center)

5:30 pm
Plainfellow (8 Fresh)

6:30 pm
MoJoTo (Alexander Hamilton Institute)

8:45 pm
TnT (Alexander Hamilton Institute)

10:00 pm
37 Watts (The Village Tavern)

Music Venues
8 Fresh
8 College Street

8 East Park Row

21 West Park Row

Clinton Village Green

9 1/2 East Park Row

1 Kirkland Avenue

8 South Park Row

16 College Street

The Village Tavern
14 College Street


MoJoTo - Monk Rowe, John Hutson and Tom McGrath

TnT - Tom and Tommy

2016 Vendors



As the Crow Flies
Candles, pet soaps, lotions and folk art dolls

Art Expressions

B & B Burnables
Candles, votive candles, potpourri oils, perfumed body oils, incense sticks and cones in a wide array of scents

Jewelry - Sterling, Swarovski & Semiprecious Stones

Bella's Crepes

Oils, Watercolors

Yarn, hand knit & crochet items

bonseye design
Women's fashion accessories- infinity and beaded fashion scarves, sweater knit cowls, handkerchief hem ponchos, faux fur scarves

Brookfield Artisans

Hand-crafted chainmaille and chain jewelry in stainless steel and sterling silver

paper/quilling, card making/gift boxes

blown glass 


Clinton Varsity Hockey

Come Fry with Me
French fries, Philly cheesesteaks, sausage, peppers & onions, Rochester "garbage" plates, Rome plate, hot dogs, hamburgers

Sherrill, NY - 315-967-3336
Freshly made gelatos and sorbets of varying flavors.

Uncycled Fashion

handcrafted gemstone fewelry

Cross River Kettle Corn
Old Fashion Kettle Corn & Lemonade

Dave's Art Den
Oil painting

Elements By Jacquelyn
Lampwork, glass painting

wood carving


Garden Mentor
Hypertufa - live plants - gourd birdhouses

natural artesinal products

Grandma & Grandpa's Kettle Corn & Lemon Blizzard's Affair
Kettle corn, lemonade and waffles with fruit & ice cream

Grogg Pottery
Hand-crafted Pottery

Gypsy Girl Pizza
Sherrill, NY - 315-751-9247
On-site wood fired pizza

Gyros Express
gyros, grape leaves, salad, pies, wraps 

Handmade Darling 
Paper goods, event accessories

handmade rustic wine racks

Stephanie Hecker 
acrylic paint on canvas; pen and ink 

digital, mixed medium, drawing (custom canvas photo digital mural art)

Marinated chicken sandwich, sausague pepper and onion sandwich, french fries, soda, water and ice cream 

Jewel Of Denile
Jewelry, sock animals, hobby horses, tote bags & hair accessories

Rustic Elegant Jewelry with a nature inspired theme 

lemonade & nacho's

Handmade Bath & Body, Soy blended candles

Assorted Demonstrations

Patrick Knapp
Watercolor paintings and Pen & Ink Drawing

Lady Sew and So On

pottery and bone carving

Mean Dawg's Mustard
Sweet specialty mustard


Mr. Nutty
roasted nuts and baked goods

The Mustard Seed
Herbal dips, body and home keeping products

Mystical Manifestations 
Jewlery, leather, crystals 

Nana's Clothesline
Handmade all cotton fabric-covered clothesline baskets and bowls of all sizes

Natural Solutions by Heather
Handcrafted Artisan soaps, facial bars, and a spa line


crochet hats & scarves

Original Soaps Enterprises
glycerin soaps & bath beauty products

Plank Road Gallery
Painting and printmaking

Promise Land BBQ

Sandra Reilly - Author - The Wish Fairy Children's Book Series
Children's boos and handmade accessories

Secret Lentil Clothing
Handmade upcycled clothing

Jewelry made with Czech glass, Swarovski crystals & gemstones

Bamboo/musical instruments

maple products and cotton candy 

Hand-crafted Olive Oil Soap/Lotions, Hand-crafted wooden soap decks 

SJ Lefko Photography
Photography – matted, framed & notecards

Snoop Dog's
Hamburgers, hotdogs, steak sandwiches and drinks

SterlingWorks by Jody
Sterling silver jewelry, some gold filled

Stone Presbyterian Church 

Sonoka County 
Mixed Media Collage 

Susan's Silks 
Silk Scarves, Silk Painting Demo, Silkware Promotion

Susie's Soft Touch

Sweet Escape Chocolate Lounge
artisan chocolates

Thai Ice
Thai ice cream rolls 

Tim Carey Photography 

Two Fraus Gnau 
mixed media - stones/pebbles, lakeglass 

Teresa Van Etten and Virginia Keith
Oil paintings, acrylic paintings, handmade paper, ceramic sculpture and portrait demonstrations

fabric: blankets and clothing


What the Fork?
metal sculptures

The Wooden Pig
Pen & Ink, watercolor & mixed media


Zimmer's Bakes
Baked goods


Limited parking available in the Village of Clinton. Alternative parking for the Clinton Art and Music Festival available at the Clinton Elementary School, Clinton Arena and Resurrection Assembly of God parking lots. Shuttles buses will be running from the lots to the Alexander Hamilton Institute from 11 am - 3 pm. Thank you to LutheranCare and Brookdale Clinton for generously donating the use of your shuttle buses and drivers. Thank you also to the Clinton Central School, Clinton Arena and Resurrection Assembly of God for allowing us to use your parking lots. We love a community that works together!