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Harborfest Announces List of Performers For 2018 Event

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The official list of entertainment for Harborfest 2018 is out now! The headliner is Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles. He and his band will rock out on Friday evening of Harborfest at 10 in Breitbeck Park!

This year, Oswego Harborfest will take place from Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29. The festival will provide free music and entertainment from nationally known and local acts, and a wide array of food and other vendors.

Performance times for each of the performance venues are listed below:

Breitbeck Park

Thursday, July 26

7:00 PM – Nik and the Nice Guys (sponsored by Cayuga Community College)

9:00 PM – Almost Queen (sponsored by Eagle Beverage/Budweiser)

Friday, July 27

6:00 PM – Dirtroad Ruckus (sponsored by Laser Transit)

8:00 PM – Prime Time Horns (sponsored by Laser Transit)

10:00 PM – Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles

Saturday, July 28

1:15 PM – Jess Novak Band (sponsored by PAC Associates)

3:15 PM – FATE

5:30 PM – F5

7:45 PM – Hard Promises

10:00 PM – Off the Reservation

Sunday, July 29

1:00 PM – Diana Jacobs Band (sponsored by Sunoco)

3:00 PM – Infinity (brought to you by The Clubhouse/Spencer’s Ali)

5:00 PM – Changes in Latitude (sponsored by Burke’s Do It Best Home Center)

East Park/Washington Square (Jazz & Blues)

Friday, July 27

1:30 PM King Chro and The Talismen

3:45 PM – The Ripcords

6:00 PM – Mark Doyle and the Maniacs

8:00 PM – The Skyla Burrell Band

Saturday, July 28

1:15 PM – Bazmati Vice

3:30 PM – Gabe Gordon Solidarity Band

5:45 PM – Svetlana & The Delancey Five

8:00 PM – The Skyla Burrell Band

Sunday, July 29

2:00 PM – Enter the Haggis

3:30 PM – Enter the Haggis

River Walk West (Veteran’s Park)

Friday, July 27

1:30 PM – Climbing Stars

3:30 PM – Count Blastula

5:00 PM – Pet Cheetah

7:00 PM – Hop City Hellcats

Saturday, July 28

12:30 PM Six String Rodeo

3:00 PM – Savannah Harmon

5:30 PM Pet Cheetah

Sunday, July 29

12:30 PM – MoChester

2:30 PM – Ryan Melquist and the Qwister

West Park/Franklin Square

Friday, July 27

1:15 PM – Nick Mulpagano (sponsored by Oswego Health and Springside at Seneca Hill)

2:45 PM – Dan Elliott and the Monterays (sponsored by Oswego Health and Springside at Seneca Hill)

Saturday, July 28

12:00 PM – Children’s Musical (101 Dalmatians)

4:00 PM – Children’s Musical (101 Dalmatians)

Sunday, July 29

1:00 PM – Children’s Musical (101 Dalmatians)

For many of the hundreds of thousands of people who travel to Oswego for its annual Harborfest, the breathtaking Saturday night fireworks spectacular by Grucci is indisputably the highlight of their weekend. This year, Pathfinder Bank and Exelon Generation, two longtime sponsors of Harborfest, has committed to sponsoring the fireworks for Harborfest 2018.

Oswego Harborfest Executive Director Peter Myles remarked that, “I am very pleased to have Exelon Generation and Pathfinder Bank as the new sponsors for the fireworks. The Grucci fireworks show has been a major attraction for the festival for the past 30 years and it nice to see these two companies, that have a vested interest in the Oswego community, come together to carry on this tradition for the next several years.”

“As a local community bank, we understand that this festival is an integral part of our community. Not only does it hold economic value, the cultural and civic benefits that Harborfest possess are also beneficial for our community’s growth. We recognize the importance of the festival’s longstanding tradition through their fireworks display, and we are proud to be able to be involved and to help support this event now and, in the future,” said a Pathfinder Bank spokesperson.

“We are excited to support the Harborfest fireworks display on its 31st Anniversary,” said Exelon Generation Senior Vice President, Chris Mudrick.

Mudrick continued, “This is an important event for the community, the economy and for our employees at the FitzPatrick and Nine Mile Point nuclear energy facilities. In fact, more than 75 Exelon employees are planning to volunteer their time before, during or after the festival, and we could not be prouder of their energy for the community.”

Harborfest is one of the few admission-free music festivals in the country. It was founded with the mission of creating nationally recognized festivals and events that attract and engage a broad and diverse audience, celebrate and build community, and advance economic development in Oswego, New York. It would not be possible to continue the event without the massive continued support received from the City of Oswego, businesses, organizations, government entities, and individuals and family members. To learn more about the Entergy-sponsored Grucci Fireworks Spectacular, about sponsorship opportunities, about Harborfest itself, or to contribute to the support of this amazing region-wide event, contact the Harborfest offices at 41 Lake Street, Oswego, NY 13126 or by visiting the Harborfest web site at

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