Founded in Syracuse in '03 by Rex Lyons (guitar/vocals), Irv Lyons (guitar/vocals), Jay Gould (bass/vocals) and Phil Regan (drums/ technical advisor) The Ripcords are a roots/blues based outfit performing original and cover material along the lines of The Blasters, The Mavericks, and Los Lobos. Performing an eclectic original song list that nods to everyone form The Rolling Stones to Buddy Holly, there have been some updates in the lineup resulting in Tom Witkowski joining in on keyboards, and Steve Palumbo on drums. With two new albums set for release this summer and a schedule that has them on stage at many outdoor music festivals, look for the enhanced version of the group that includes the Boneyard horn section of Jeff Stockham on trumpet, Dunham Hall, Rick Hugue or Joe Corello on Sax. The Ripcords are veteran road-tested musicians that love what they do and look forward to doing it for you!
Over the Fair’s 13 days, the Chevrolet Music Festival at the New York Experience Stage will feature several national touring acts along with a mix of major bands from across Upstate New York and national touring tribute bands. The New York Experience Stage is located on the west end of the Fairgrounds