Syracuse NY – There will be an opportunity for fans of America’s music to enjoy a Labor Day weekend event presented by a local consortium including CNY Jazz, Mack Studios, and Artist Event Management. The “Berkshire Bank CNY Jazz, Funk, & Blues Weekend”, scheduled for Saturday through Monday September 5th through 7th, will feature music in a hybrid live and virtual environment to a limited live audience plus an unlimited streaming audience, broadcast from Sharkey’s of Liverpool. A limited number of tickets to the live event, and unlimited virtual admissions are on sale at https://www.showclix.com/event/cny-jazz-funk-blues-weekend

Public health and safety measures will be rigorous. The event has been carefully designed to exceed the Governor’s guidelines for indoor/outdoor restaurants and will limit live admission to 25% of capacity. “We’ve chosen Sharkey’s because of their impressive safety record,” said Larry Luttinger, prime organizer and CNY Jazz Executive Director. “They will be using the same protocols they’ve been using to successfully present live events since being able to reopen. We will add additional measures, such as temperature checks and questionnaires at entry, well-distanced seating, an enforced 100% mask or shield requirement, roving security and site safety monitor, and a frequent disinfection schedule. The safety and comfort level of our core subscribers, donors, sponsors, and the general public are our prime concern. Additionally, Sharkey’s has discontinued their outdoor sports due to safety concerns. This is a time when we need the power of music the most, for
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