SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS)— A Syracuse music festival is set to return for its 14th year in a new way.
George Ryan, the founder of the Fox Festival, says he never imagined the festival being this big. The event started out as a pig roast between himself and a couple of his friends. Year after year Ryan was able to add more things. First he started with a stage, followed by booking live music, then turning it into a charity.
The festival located on Fox Road is holding two National Acts. It will be headlined by Tantric, Under the Paige and Syracuse’s own Molly D’Agostino.
“A lot of people wanted to see some changes so we tried that. We have a mixture of country, rock, jazz, a little bit of everything,” Ryan said.
Ryan also says COVID-19 caused a pause in the festival but he is hopeful that it brings more people to the event this year.
Although presale tickets have stopped, people looking to attend the event will have their chance on Saturday Aug. 6 at the door, when they open. The cost of the ticket is $30 and it includes 12 hours of music. Merchandise will be sold at the venue.
The money raised from the Festival will be donated to the Keys Foundation, which helps children with cancer through music therapy.
After this year Ryan says the Fox Festival will turn to an every other year event, rather than every year.